Drone Photography – Steven Wesley Photography http://stevenwesleyphotography.com/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:05:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Drone Photography – Steven Wesley Photography http://stevenwesleyphotography.com/ 32 32 IDF reveals Islamic Jihad attempted to launch drone at offshore gas platform https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/idf-reveals-islamic-jihad-attempted-to-launch-drone-at-offshore-gas-platform/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:37:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/idf-reveals-islamic-jihad-attempted-to-launch-drone-at-offshore-gas-platform/ The Israeli military revealed on Tuesday that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group from Gaza was involved in a failed attempt to launch a drone at Israel’s Tamar offshore gas platform over the weekend. . Operation Breaking Dawn. The terror group’s failed launch of an unmanned aircraft from Gaza prompted the Israeli military to […]]]>
The Israeli military revealed on Tuesday that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group from Gaza was involved in a failed attempt to launch a drone at Israel’s Tamar offshore gas platform over the weekend. . Operation Breaking Dawn.

The terror group’s failed launch of an unmanned aircraft from Gaza prompted the Israeli military to step up efforts to protect the rig 22 km off the coast of Ashkelon in southern Israel.

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Tamar gas field in the Mediterranean

Tamar gas field in the Mediterranean

(Photo: Albatross Aerial Photography)

During the 11-day conflict with Hamas in May 2021, terror leaders in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets at Tamar, missing the intended target, which is protected by Israeli protection Iron Dome Missile Defense System and other defensive measures.

The fuel was removed from the platform and it was temporarily taken offline as fighting between Hamas and Israel began. The decision during last year’s conflict with Hamas was ordered by the office of then-Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.

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Launch of Iron Dome missile defense to intercept rocket fire from Gaza Launch of Iron Dome missile defense to intercept rocket fire from Gaza

Launch of Iron Dome missile defense to intercept rocket fire from Gaza

(Photo: Reuters )

According to IDF estimates, the PIJ launched around 1,175 rockets from the Palestinian coastal enclave into Israel during the three-day conflict that ended late Sunday night with an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire .

About 200 washed up in the Gaza Strip. Two of the misfires resulted in the deaths of at least 11 people, including seven children.

Reproduced with permission from i24NEWS.
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How to capture vertically oriented photos with a drone https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-to-capture-vertically-oriented-photos-with-a-drone/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 14:01:56 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-to-capture-vertically-oriented-photos-with-a-drone/ A drone lets you take photos to the next level. There is only one downside to most drones I know of. The camera cannot be tilted for vertical shots. That doesn’t mean you can’t shoot vertical images. The solution is a panorama. Although not everyone likes drones, these little devices can take you to inaccessible […]]]>

A drone lets you take photos to the next level. There is only one downside to most drones I know of. The camera cannot be tilted for vertical shots. That doesn’t mean you can’t shoot vertical images. The solution is a panorama.

Although not everyone likes drones, these little devices can take you to inaccessible places. Or it can take you high into the sky for a bird’s eye view. But only if you’re licensed to fly, of course. These flying machines are not allowed to be used everywhere. But if you’re in a place where it’s possible to fly a drone, it can take your photography to another level.

Taking pictures with a drone does not require going high in the sky. Even a few meters can provide a completely different view. You can see how a road winds through the landscape, or you can see the flow of a stream or a river.

On top of that, a drone can bring your camera just beyond that bush for a clear view of a landscape. In other words, a drone does not need to reach the maximum allowed altitude to achieve the best result. But I must admit that sometimes it can be quite amazing to see and photograph the world from above.

The reason for a vertically oriented photo

If you take a high vantage point to gaze at the landscape, it will fill much of the frame. Chances are you’ll run out of space at the top or bottom if the photo is taken horizontally. A lower viewpoint removes the landscape in a smaller part of the frame, making it easier to fit everything between the borders of the image.

You can try this yourself by shooting a road from a very low angle and then from a high angle while holding the camera above your head. In the first photo it is not possible to see where the road leads. The second photo will show it, but it will take up so much space that there won’t be room for much else. See the before-after example below to see the difference. You will have to choose between showing the canopy or showing the path.

Now take the same photo in vertical orientation. You may lose a bit on each side of the frame, but it will allow you to lead the way with the forest canopy. If you’re using a regular camera, it’s easy to do. Just turn the camera. With a drone, it becomes much more difficult.

Vertically oriented photos with a drone

With drone photography, the camera will be even higher, making it even harder to fit everything into the horizontal frame. In this situation, a vertically oriented photo might be the best choice. You’ll have a lot more room to show off that winding road or creek through the landscape. The only problem with many drones is the inability to rotate the camera.

Some modern drones offer the ability to rotate the gimbal to allow for vertically oriented shots. Yet with most drones you are limited to the horizontal orientation. But there is a solution, of course. If you haven’t guessed it yet, it’s a vertical panorama.

Although it may seem obvious, not all drone photographers are aware of this possibility. They know about horizontal panoramic photos, but often forget about vertical panoramic photos. If you trust the automated software that controls the drone, you will find a setting for panoramic photography, but only in the horizontal direction. So you have to do it yourself.

How to take images for a vertical panorama with a drone

It is quite easy to make a vertical panorama with a drone. Simply fly to the desired position and keep the drone as stable as possible. If the drone has a tripod mode, activate it, although it is not always necessary if there is not much wind. Adjust position and height until you get the best possible composition. You may have to look up and down several times to know what will be in the frame. Take your time.

Next, rotate the gimbal down, looking down at the ground. Always shoot a little farther than necessary to have the possibility of cropping later. Take the hit. For each successive frame, rotate the gimbal a few degrees up. Try to keep around 30% overlap between frames. This way you can capture anything you want in four or five frames.

Image stitching

You have to stitch the images together in post, obviously. This is possible in specialized panorama software like PTgui, but if you are an Adobe Lightroom Classic or Adobe Photoshop user, this will also do the trick. Just load the images into the stitching part of the software and you’re almost done.

I always do post-processing for each image before stitching it together. I feel like I have a lot more control this way, but I could also try the other way around. Use the method that works best for you.

After assembly, there may be projection errors or a tilted horizon. It is necessary to choose the projection which offers the best possible result. It may depend on how many images you want to stitch together. For me, in Lightroom Classic, the Perspective projection gives the best results in most cases. If it leaves you with a lot of empty space on the sides, try Boundary Wrap.

Wrapping the boundaries can ruin a straight horizon. If so, you can transfer the image to Photoshop and transform the perspective until you are satisfied.

The final result

This all may sound like a lot of work, but it’s not that bad. Most of the time this is fine, unless the drone had trouble hovering in a spot due to high winds or you forgot to activate tripod mode, for example. Let me end this article with a selection of vertical drone photos I’ve taken over the past few years to get an idea of ​​the possibilities.

If you have any add-ons that can help take vertical panoramic drone photos, please share them in the comments below.

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Can Hunted please find better aerial shots next season? https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/can-hunted-please-find-better-aerial-shots-next-season/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:33:45 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/can-hunted-please-find-better-aerial-shots-next-season/ hunt ends a very successful first season tonight. Kudos to 10 for coming up with something different in the Reality genre and to producers Endemol Shine Australia for taking a chance. It worked like a short sprint season, and I hope all parties resist the urge to drag it out, given that the results are […]]]>

hunt ends a very successful first season tonight.

Kudos to 10 for coming up with something different in the Reality genre and to producers Endemol Shine Australia for taking a chance. It worked like a short sprint season, and I hope all parties resist the urge to drag it out, given that the results are pretty similar from episode to episode.

But I’m hoping next season (which I’m sure it will be) that the aerial shots reflect the area they’re supposed to represent.

A source 10 tells me that the ones used were accurate….. but I’m bullshitting on that, and I’m not the only one.

I know of no place in the Beechworth high country where the TV towers of Mount Dandenong can be seen.

I’m pretty sure Emerald, which is a particularly hilly part of the Dandenongs, doesn’t have many new areas.

Inner Brunswick looks very modern, where are all the old townhouses?

Does Oakleigh have any streets with underground power lines like this aerial view? No, it’s very 1950s.

And where do you fit in Footscray looking towards the CBD which has Port Phillip Bay on the left hand side?

These just didn’t pass the pub test for me.

How did that come about given that the ground locations look authentic? This suggests that there weren’t enough problems with drone photography and that post-production was done entirely in Sydney, where a lack of familiarity led to some hokey shots.

But when Melbourne is the most enthusiastic viewers in the country, that’s a problem that should be solved next year.

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5 Big Risks of Hiring Illegal Drone Pilots – sUAS News https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/5-big-risks-of-hiring-illegal-drone-pilots-suas-news/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 05:37:44 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/5-big-risks-of-hiring-illegal-drone-pilots-suas-news/ Persons in the United States who wish to fly for commercial (non-recreational) purposes must have an aviator certificate. Most people fly under part 107 and get the remote pilot certificate. It involves paying money to take a test. Some people choose to simply operate illegally without a remote pilot certificate. While some might say, “I’m […]]]>

Persons in the United States who wish to fly for commercial (non-recreational) purposes must have an aviator certificate. Most people fly under part 107 and get the remote pilot certificate. It involves paying money to take a test. Some people choose to simply operate illegally without a remote pilot certificate. While some might say, “I’m safe because I don’t fly,” there are still serious reputational and legal consequences for whoever hires the illegal drone pilots, including even jail time.

Reputational Risks with Illegal Drone Pilots

First, flying without a remote pilot certificate is a federal crime. Yes, the FAA has fined people, see my article detailing the FAA’s 70 lawsuits against drone operators to also include one for $1.9 million, but the Department of Justice can also step in and prosecute penally the pilot of wanabe.

49 USC 46306(b) says, “A person shall be fined under Title 18, imprisoned for a maximum of 3 years, or both, if the person— . . . (7) knowingly and voluntarily serves or attempts to serve in any capacity as an airman without an airman’s certificate authorizing the individual to serve in that capacity[.]“So stealing illegally is a federal crime. This charge sometimes happens. See this indictment:

“COUNT SIX
(Operating as an airman without a legitimate airman’s certificate)
From or about January 4, 2016, to or about November 28, 2020, in the Central District of Florida and elsewhere, Defendant, HOWARD D. FARLEY, JR., knowingly and voluntarily served as an Airman, c that is, as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Aviator, without having a valid Private Pilot Aviator Certificate in his name authorizing him to serve in that capacity, because he was flying the aircraft N242TA in United States airspace knowing that his FAA Airman Certificate was fraudulently issued under the identity of another person In violation of 49 USC § 46306(b)(7).

The name of a large, well-known real estate brokerage firm even made its way into FAA prosecution documents due to the fact that the wanabe pilot illegally flew the drone for real estate listings. It’s embarassing.

Hiring illegal operators can tarnish your name, brand and reputation. You are known as “that guy”. Detecting the true harm of being “that guy” is difficult because people mentally choose to make themselves aloof/unavailable/unreachable. Deals are made with other people without your knowledge. Proverbs 22:1 brings clarity:

A good name should be chosen over great wealth, and favor is better than silver or gold.


Jail time and illegal drone pilots

You might say, “I can’t get in trouble because I’m not stealing. Bad.

49 USC 46306(b) says, “A person shall be fined under Title 18, imprisoned for a maximum of 3 years, or both, if the person— . . . (8) knowingly and voluntarily employs for service or uses in any capacity as an airman a person who does not have an airman’s certificate authorizing him to serve in that capacity[.]”In that indictment above, here is what Count Seven said,

COUNT SEVEN
(Employ or use an airman without a legitimate airman’s certificate)
From or about January 4, 2016 until or about November 28, 2020, in the Central District of Florida and elsewhere, Defendant DUKE HANH Till VU knowingly and willfully employed for the service or use in any capacity as an airman, HOWARD D. FARLEY, JR., who did not have a valid private pilot’s certificate in her name authorizing her to serve in that capacity, in that she used HOWARD D. Farley, JR. to operate aircraft N242TA in US airspace, knowing that his FAA airman certificate was fraudulently obtained under the identity of another person.
In violation of 49 USC § 46306(b)(8).

The uncertified pilot AND the person who hired him both blew themselves up.

49 USC 46306(b) also says it is unlawful for a person who “(5) possesses an aircraft eligible for registration under section 44102 of that title and knowingly and willfully operates, attempts to operate, Where allows another person to fly the aircraft when—” the aircraft is not registered. (emphasis mine).

And before you say something like, “I guess I won’t be investigating whether the person is illegal or not, so I can never be conscious and willful,” turning a blind eye to the person you’re hiring is unwise. On the one hand, a personal injury lawyer may try to argue that you negligently hired the illegal operator because you did not verify their remote pilot certificate and if you had, you would have discovered that he was ignoring regulations such as 107.39 prohibiting flights over non-participating persons and 107.19(c) requiring the pilot to ensure that the drone “will not pose undue danger to other persons, other aircraft or other property in the event of loss of control of the small unmanned aircraft for any right.” Ya, when it comes to the word “everything,” your defense attorney will be more stuck than a van that got muddy.


You could lose your drone

The indictment above contained a nasty little surprise:

If convicted of violation of 49 USC § 46306(b), defendants shall forfeit to the United States, pursuant to 49 USC § 46306(d)(l) and 28 USC § 2461(c), an aircraft whose use is related to a violation of paragraph (b) of this section, or which aids or facilitates a violation, whether or not a person is accused of the violation.

If your drone was used in the illegal act, you could have the drone confiscated from the US government. Have fun paying the legal fees when the ways to make money are gone.


Wasted business resources (time and money)

I’ll just copy-paste language from the Skypan petition for the summary of the execution of the subpoena filed by the Department of Justice:

Skypan is a private, for-profit photography company. . . who specializes in aerial photography. The company has advertised on the internet its use of unmanned aircraft to produce aerial photography and videography products that cannot be achieved through conventional use of manned aircraft. . . . In early September 2012, a second anonymous complaint was filed with the Farmingdale FSDO stating that Skypan was once again engaged in unmanned commercial aerial photography in New York City’s Class B airspace area. ASI John Wilkens, Farmingdale FSDO, investigated the allegation that Skypan operated an unmanned aerial plane in violation of federal aviation regulations. On or about September 19, 2012, ASI John Wilkens contacted Mr. Richard Dubrow, employee of Macklowe Properties, regarding the circumstances surrounding their contract with Skypan for aerial photography services. Mr. Dubrow confirmed that Macklowe Properties had entered into a contract with Skypan for commercial aerial photography of a development at 432 Park Avenue, New York, NY.

On November 11, 2012, ASI Wilkens sent a letter of inquiry to Skypan advising that the FAA was investigating the operation of an unmanned aircraft system for commercial photography purposes by Skypan International on or about the 8 May 2013, near 432 Park Avenue, New York, New York.

On December 12, 2012, the FAA issued an administrative subpoena to Macklowe Properties requiring the company to produce all business documents, agreements, contracts, photographic products and/or documents and records of any payment relating to an aerial photography contract. between Macklowe Properties and Skypan. Macklowe Properties complied with the FAA’s administrative subpoena and produced various business documents, receipts, copies of photographs, and written statements clarifying the dates the unmanned aerial photographs took place.

How would you react if you received a subpoena? Here is the one received by Skypan.

The subpoena received by Skypan contained a long list of demands. All 9 items started with “Everything and Everything”, which gives you an idea of ​​the breadth and depth of the FAA’s subpoena.

Obviously, after receiving this, you would consult a lawyer and pay him, which means $$$ out of pocket to determine what you should do.

You and your employees must take the time to earn money to try to comply with the subpoena. It’s like doing an itemized tax return where you throw one of your vendors under the bus and try to do damage control with an expensive lawyer watching over things. Remember the petition set forth,

[T]The FAA has issued a duces tecum administrative subpoena to Macklowe Properties requiring the company to produce all business documents, agreements, contracts, photographic products and/or documents and records of any payment relating to an aerial photography contract between Macklowe Properties and Skypan. Macklowe Properties complied with the FAA’s administrative subpoena and produced various business documents, receipts, copies of photographs, and written statements clarifying the dates the unmanned aerial photographs took place.


Others might start to question your judgment

If you or your business are embroiled in all of this, you may need to explain to your wife, customers, suppliers, colleagues, employees, and boss what is going on.

Yeah. It’s stressful.

You don’t believe this can happen?

So.

The DOJ filing was accompanied by a statement from an FAA inspector that gives you an idea of ​​the stress created by the investigation:

A written request to provide documents to aid in the investigation was made to Macklowe Properties on September 26, 2012. There was no response to the written request. Telephone follow-up [conversation] with Mr. Dubrow was held on October 12, 2012 to verify the status of the document request. Mr. Dubrow confirmed that his company had received the request and he forwarded the letter to his boss. Mr Dubrow said they would email the status of the written request. On October 19, 2012, the General Counsel for Macklowe Properties forwarded a letter requesting a subpoena detailing the information they were seeking. A subpoena has been issued as requested.


Conclusion

There are many risks in hiring illegal operators. You have to ask yourself, “Is it worth it?

If your company regularly hires drone pilots and you want me to check them out to make sure everything is legit, contact me. I can view their derogations, exemptions, authorizations, etc.

Also consider starting your own in-house drone operation. I have helped many companies start drone operations. Please consider my services for obtaining waivers, creating manuals, providing consultation to assist General Counsel or Program Managers with regulatory compliance, etc.

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Unique 12-page supplement on drone photographs of Year 6 leavers in this week’s Cambridge Independent https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/unique-12-page-supplement-on-drone-photographs-of-year-6-leavers-in-this-weeks-cambridge-independent/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 10:23:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/unique-12-page-supplement-on-drone-photographs-of-year-6-leavers-in-this-weeks-cambridge-independent/ This week’s Cambridge Independent features a first – a unique 12-page keepsake supplement featuring photos of Year 6 graduates taken with a drone. Our image editor, Keith Heppell, visited 11 area elementary schools to photograph Grade 6 classes – or in some cases, the entire school – creating a lasting memory. This week’s Cambridge Independent […]]]>

This week’s Cambridge Independent features a first – a unique 12-page keepsake supplement featuring photos of Year 6 graduates taken with a drone.

Our image editor, Keith Heppell, visited 11 area elementary schools to photograph Grade 6 classes – or in some cases, the entire school – creating a lasting memory.

This week’s Cambridge Independent features a 12-page High Class special with drone photographs of Year 6 primary school graduates

Attention :

  • Bewick Bridge Community Primary
  • Fowlmere Primary
  • Primer Fen Drayton
  • Great Wilbraham CE Primary (whole school)
  • Guilden Morden Primary (whole school)
  • King’s Hedges Educational Federation
  • Meldreth Primary School
  • Monkfield Park Primary, Cambourne
  • Queen Emma Primary, Cambridge
  • Stapleford Community Primary
  • University of Cambridge Primary, Eddington

With all the necessary permissions in place, we have taken a selection of photos of pupils on the playground or on the playgrounds as they say goodbye to their primary schools.

You’ll find them all in our ‘High Class’ supplement inside the latest Cambridge Independent, in stores all week from Wednesday 27 July 2022.

The Cambridge Independent is also available for home delivery in select areas, or try our new digital subscription packages to read the newspaper in full and access additional content, puzzles and all other Iliffe Media titles, on your laptop, tablet or phone. Visit our subscriptions page for more details.


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The global drone battery market is expected to grow at a rate of 20% through 2026 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-global-drone-battery-market-is-expected-to-grow-at-a-rate-of-20-through-2026/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 12:03:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-global-drone-battery-market-is-expected-to-grow-at-a-rate-of-20-through-2026/ Global Drone Battery Market Report 2022: Market Size, Trends and Forecast to 2026 Business Research Company Global Drone Battery Market Report 2022: Market Size, Trends and Forecast to 2026 LONDON, GREATER LONDON, United Kingdom, July 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the “Drone Battery Global Market Report 2022 – Market Size, Trends, And Global Forecast […]]]>

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The Copernicus Palm-Size Mini Drone is on sale for $75 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-copernicus-palm-size-mini-drone-is-on-sale-for-75/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 21:26:31 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-copernicus-palm-size-mini-drone-is-on-sale-for-75/ (Photo: Unsplash/ david henrichs) drone If you love the outdoors, you probably take photos and videos as often as possible for your memories. While you can use your phone’s camera, nothing can beat the quality of drones when it comes to capturing footage from unique angles. Sale of Copernicus mini drones Although many drones can […]]]>



(Photo: Unsplash/ david henrichs) drone

If you love the outdoors, you probably take photos and videos as often as possible for your memories.

While you can use your phone’s camera, nothing can beat the quality of drones when it comes to capturing footage from unique angles.

Sale of Copernicus mini drones

Although many drones can be heavy and bulky, the Copernicus Mini Drone can be folded easily and its compact rectangular design can fit in the palm of your hand.

You can store and carry it anywhere, which is important especially if you travel all the time.

Don’t let the size of this drone fool you as it is equipped with a 4K camera that can take incredible 120-degree wide-angle photos or capture incredible 360-degree views from the air, according to Stack Social.

Copernicus has a simple and easy-to-use companion app that lets you control its features and functions while viewing its real-time perspective.

Also read: 1,500 drones create QR codes in China for gamers to download ‘Princess Connect Re:Dive’

So if you activate the gravity sensor, the Copernicus will remain stable while you take photos in the app. Additionally, you can hover the drone in place by locking the altitude and flight position for even better and more stable shots.

The controller offers one-touch take-off and landing, and there are several filters and functions for the camera that can help provide a better photography experience.

Apart from the remote controller, the drone also comes with four spare blades with protective blade frames, a USB cable and a screwdriver to assemble all the parts.

Let’s say you are looking for a tiny and lightweight drone capable of capturing amazing 4K HD images and videos. In that case, you can buy the Copernicus Mini Drone, according to Venture Beat.

The Copernicus Mini Drone is perfect for videography, photography and vlogging.

It’s currently on sale for $74.95, a 17% discount from the original price of $90, according to ZDNet.

gimbal for photography

Apart from the small drone, you can also get a gimbal for your phone camera to take photos while you are traveling.

The Robo Smart Gimbal allows you to film yourself hands-free. Using AI technology, Robo automatically recognizes your face and follows you wherever you go.

The gimbal performs smart shooting with 360 degree rotation. Once it detects your face, it starts taking photos videos automatically.

Robo’s two-person shooting mode also lets you freeze any intimate moments. You can take a selfie and no longer need to ask for help if you use this gimbal.

You can take selfies in just three seconds. Its rotation follows you and ensures that you are in the center of the frame while you shoot video or take photos.

With its horizontal rotation in orbit, there are no blind spots. It also has a real-time target tracking function, automatically capturing interesting images.

This gimbal is also versatile, perfect for conferences, presentations, sporting events, group photos, Instagram, adventure photos, Facebook Live, vlogging, etc.

Powered by 3 AA batteries, operation is simple and it has a quick-connect wireless Bluetooth remote control. It works with iOS and Android.

It’s currently on sale for $39 down from its original price of $129, according to ZDNet.

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How the Spirit of Ancient Stonehenge Was Captured With a 21st Century Drone https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-the-spirit-of-ancient-stonehenge-was-captured-with-a-21st-century-drone/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:03:48 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/how-the-spirit-of-ancient-stonehenge-was-captured-with-a-21st-century-drone/ Chicago-based British photographer and visual artist Reuben Wu discovered National geographic like most people: When he was a child, he liked to look at the magazines his father had subscribed to for decades. He dreamed of seeing his photographs in the same magazine – and even on the cover. So when National geographic asked him […]]]>

Chicago-based British photographer and visual artist Reuben Wu discovered National geographic like most people: When he was a child, he liked to look at the magazines his father had subscribed to for decades.

He dreamed of seeing his photographs in the same magazine – and even on the cover. So when National geographic asked him to photograph an iconic monument he knows well, he was ready to work.

Last summer, Wu experienced a stark contrast between modern and prehistoric, as he used drones and artificial light to photograph Stonehenge, one of the best-known prehistoric monuments, while hearing horns go by. The site in Wiltshire, England, is crossed by the A303 – a major road that could soon find itself in a tunnel if a 2020 proposal becomes a reality – meaning motorists may have seen Wu’s photoshoot and illuminated drones.

Wu says he is grateful National geographic Photo editors linked his composite work to new research – thanks to modern technology – on Stonehenge after speaking at the 2020 Storytellers Summit. The annual convention held at National geographic The headquarters brings together photographers, writers, filmmakers and journalists to celebrate storytelling.

We spoke to Wu about his first cover—National geographic‘s August issue – which he says has still not been understood.

What’s the story behind the cover?

Stonehenge is an iconic archaeological site; the stone circle has stood for over 4,500 years on Salisbury Plain, just 90 miles southwest of London. The mysterious past of the prehistoric monument has inspired many theories about its creation. Throughout the ages, millions of travelers have been drawn to the site each year, and the summer solstice sunrise and winter solstice sunset attract thousands.

There is a strong attachment to Stonehenge because it is a household name, Wu says, especially for those in the UK who take school trips there, as Wu himself did growing up in England.

“You can obviously go there later, and it can take on a different meaning as you grow up,” Wu says. “You’ve seen so many pictures of it that it just seems ordinary.”

He says this project was an opportunity to make the monument look extraordinary by capturing images that truly speak to the timelessness of Stonehenge.

Photographing this landmark presented new challenges, especially the use of drone piloting, which is not usually allowed at Stonehenge without complicated approvals, and the task of showing such a familiar site through a new lens. Wu says there were several hurdles to overcome, including the sadly unpredictable UK weather, a UK drone review and the advance appeal for clearance from English Heritage, which maintains Stonehenge, and the Royal Air Force whenever the drone was launched.

The drone also couldn’t fly directly over the stones, so Wu had to improvise. He attached a Bluetooth-controlled LED light to the top of a 50ft telescopic pole, which his assistant held above the stones to illuminate them. To ensure the moon wouldn’t be too bright and interfere with the drone’s lighting, the timing of the trip and photo shoot centered around the moon’s cycle and hopes for a clear sky. clouds.

Wu’s intention behind his photography is to make people think about a thing or place in a different way and to bring out new perceptions through his work.

“A lot of the work I do is based on this idea of ​​showing the familiar in an unfamiliar light,” he says.

Using artificial light in natural environments helps, says Wu. “There’s this jarring landscape where you wouldn’t expect that kind of lighting, and it shows you something that you may have seen all of days in a completely different light.”

He wanted to reinvent classic Stonehenge landscape photography and force viewers to really think about the grand structure. He argues that since it’s so familiar to most people, they tend to dismiss it as something ordinary.

Wu hopes readers can take away a renewed perception of Stonehenge through his photographs.

What’s on the cover?

Wu created his composition – several images taken throughout an evening at Stonehenge – using both a very small drone and a pole to illuminate the stones in precise detail. Wu usually controls the drones himself or works closely with an assistant to keep control of the lighting.

Wu approached the shoot with some things already determined in his mind: He wanted to shoot a symmetrical composition in a portrait orientation to fit perfectly on the cover; he had to seize all the well-lit stones; and the sunset must have been in the background. The result is “a very beautiful marriage of the colors of the sunset combined with the otherworldly coloring of the stones themselves,” says Wu.

In the end, the composition he envisioned on the cover, and which he spent the most time getting right, ended up on the cover.

It took about three hours to shoot the cover image, from the time the sun was setting so Wu could capture the fading light, and throughout the night. Some may think that taking a landscape shot when the natural light fades might be too difficult, but Wu takes pride in capturing a location in perfect light angles.

“Perhaps more conventionally you’d wait for a sunset, or some sort of really perfect angle of light from the sun, in order to capture something at its best, but for me, I try to create that perfect angle of light using the drone,” says Wu.

His lighting techniques are inspired by chiaroscuro in painting, which uses bold contrasts between light and dark.

Shortly after the photo shoot, Wu came across an article featuring brightly lit images of Stonehenge by Harold Edgerton, a famous photographer known for projects such as a freeze frame of a bullet going through an apple.

Edgerton had been invited by the British Army after World War II to experiment with aerial reconnaissance at night. In one of his images, he lit up Stonehenge from above by attaching a high-powered strobe light, or flash gun, to the bottom of a bomber and flying it over the stones, eerily similar to the techniques of Wu drone.

Wu says he was scared: “I felt like I was tapped on the shoulder by a ghost.”

He felt that conversations were going on between photographers and artists over the generations without them knowing it.

“It makes me think that whatever you do, no matter how new you think it may be, always be aware that there is someone who might have done it in the past.”

What’s next for Reuben Wu?

Wu says her year has been filled with lots of travel, and one of her upcoming projects will feature even more.

“It’s kind of the perfect hobby, traveling and taking pictures.”

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Rewilding Unwrapped at Allsop Gallery this month https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/rewilding-unwrapped-at-allsop-gallery-this-month/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/rewilding-unwrapped-at-allsop-gallery-this-month/ A photography exhibition on rewilding can be seen in Bridport this summer. Sam Rose’s exhibition, Rewilding Unwrapped, will be on view at the Allsop Gallery at Bridport Arts Center from July 20 to August 20. This exhibition by Bridport photographer and conservationist Sam aims to ‘unpack’ the concept and help people learn more and perhaps […]]]>

A photography exhibition on rewilding can be seen in Bridport this summer.

Sam Rose’s exhibition, Rewilding Unwrapped, will be on view at the Allsop Gallery at Bridport Arts Center from July 20 to August 20.

This exhibition by Bridport photographer and conservationist Sam aims to ‘unpack’ the concept and help people learn more and perhaps encourage them to get involved themselves.

The concept of rewilding is taking the UK by storm. Isabella Tree’s best-selling 2019 book “Wilding” raised huge awareness and it was even the subject of a storyline on the radio series The Archers.

Sir David Attenborough is a proponent of rewilding and even Ed Sheeran says he plans to rewild as much of the UK as possible.

The Allsop Gallery will host a range of over 40 images, including the animals that are the ‘engineers of the ecosystem’ and make rewilding happen, the people who choose to rewild, and the landscapes that result from rewilding.

It will also include drone photographs of some areas being rewilded and a range of fine art black and white images that explore the ‘mess’ and uncertainty that surrounds rewilding.

Tim Smit, Founder of Eden Project, said: “This exhibit is simply wonderful. Sam Rose has a very unusual gift…his camera becomes an extension of himself, revealing landscapes, wildlife and people as if you were inside his head and, that his head harbors a wormhole of thousands of years of experience, rather than just a matter of framing, light and math.He has a painter’s eye and you have the feeling that it reveals something more than what is immediately visible.”

The work has been made from locations as far afield as Glenfeshie in Scotland and the Lizard in Cornwall, although there is a particular focus on the Knepp Wildlands in West Sussex, the subject of the Wilding book.

Sam said: “I hope this exhibition inspires people to learn a little more about rewilding, what it means and why it’s so important to all of us. It’s about letting go and letting nature take the lead in restoring damaged ecosystems, and the people who have the courage to do so. It’s amazing and beautiful to see what happens when nature is allowed to thrive.

The exhibition is accompanied by a website: whatifyoujustleaveit.info and a podcast also entitled “And if you let him? available on most podcast platforms. It is gratefully supported in part by Heal Rewilding and the Fine Family Foundation.

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When an Iceberg Flips: The Dark Ice Exhibit Reveals Some Arctic Truths https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/when-an-iceberg-flips-the-dark-ice-exhibit-reveals-some-arctic-truths/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 10:10:05 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/when-an-iceberg-flips-the-dark-ice-exhibit-reveals-some-arctic-truths/ There is a phenomenon when an iceberg, after breaking away from a glacier and its weight being unbalanced, flips over. It’s a process that reveals what had been submerged, bringing a whole new glacial landscape to the surface. It’s a process that Inuit photographer Robert Kautuk believed he captured in Icebreakersays Rebecca Basciano, curator for […]]]>

There is a phenomenon when an iceberg, after breaking away from a glacier and its weight being unbalanced, flips over. It’s a process that reveals what had been submerged, bringing a whole new glacial landscape to the surface.

It’s a process that Inuit photographer Robert Kautuk believed he captured in Icebreakersays Rebecca Basciano, curator for dark ice, a new collaborative exhibition at the Ottawa Art Gallery by Kautuk and Ottawa artist Leslie Reid, who works at the gallery. The phenomenon is a metaphor for the exhibition itself.

by Robert Kautuk satuk (different layers of ice). Kautuk says that on the day of the photograph, his group was near the stream, which helped capture the different layers of ice. Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Art Gallery

Reid, a colonial artist from Ottawa, began working in the North to trace the flight paths of her pilot father through the arctic landscapes. Reid’s father flew for the Canadian Air Force and would spend almost half a year flying photographers across the territories to map the Arctic during the Cold War, Reid said. Canadian National Observer.

Reid returned to the Arctic nearly a decade ago to retrace his travels. As a participant in the Canadian Forces Artists Program and the Canada C3 Northwest Passage Expedition, Reid produced her own mapping of Arctic climate change.

Kautuk is a photographer based in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in Nunavut. Kautuk had no intention of exhibiting his photographs. He viewed photography as a type of cartography, a means of serving his community and documenting his nation’s landscape and traditional practices.

Robert Kautuk and his trusted drone. Photo by Alex Taylor

The collaboration between settlers and Inuit began after Reid witnessed the ravages of colonialism and climate change in the Arctic. She saw the changes in the landscape by comparing her travels with similar Cold War-era photographs her father was said to have taken part in.

Of his travels, Reid produced a video featured in the exhibition titled Uluriak, named after its subject, Uluriak Amarualik, a Canadian Ranger (military reservists from the North). In the video, Amarualik describes how his grandparents were forcibly moved from their home communities on Hudson’s Bay and Baffin Island to Resolute, one of Nunavut’s northernmost communities. Footage captured in the video shows the same route Amarualik’s family took when they were relocated by the Canadian government.

“She said she joined the rangers to thank her grandparents for surviving,” Reid says, noting that her motivation was to protect the lands of her ancestors.

There is a phenomenon when an iceberg, after breaking away from a glacier and its weight being unbalanced, flips over. It’s a process that reveals what had been submerged, bringing a whole new glacial landscape to the surface. #DarkIce

Reid says that when Amarualik shared her personal story of her ancestry in the North, it made her reflect on her own work in the Arctic and question her reasons for working there. This thinking deepened his need for collaboration with the Inuit, rather than a sighted settler.

by Leslie Reid Through time, through space. Left: A Cold War-era image taken by aerial photography. Right: A recent photograph of Leslie Reid aboard a ship. Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Art Gallery

Reid knew if dark ice was a solo exhibition, it wouldn’t tell the whole truth about the Arctic. She says she had to collaborate with an Inuit artist – and Kautuk’s wholehearted concern for her own culture and community drew her to her work and the dialogue began.

When Kautuk first agreed to exhibit his work dark icethe iceberg was tipped and an Inuit perspective from the North entered into discussion with the testimony of the settlers.

The exhibit is translated into Inuktitut syllabics as well as English and French. For the Arctic story to be close to the truth, all perspectives must be included, Reid said.

“It’s like a turnaround, in a way,” Reid says. “For me, it’s not meant to be pictorial, nor is it my story. This is a much larger narrative.

Leslie Reid on an expedition to Svalbard. She says the sounds of falling glaciers in Svalbard sounded like dynamite. Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Art Gallery

This larger narrative is illustrated in the exhibition’s interrelated themes: light and dark (like the cycles of the Arctic, says Basciano), settler and Inuit, ice and ocean, far and near (from Ottawa to Kangiqtugaapik/photography on the ground and by drone).

“They say the Earth is getting warmer. But I think it feels like a cycle,” Kautuk said in a press release from the art gallery.

It refers to cyclical forces impacted by an Anthropocene that triggered the climate crisis and colonial violence. And this led to the name of the exhibition, dark icea play about a geological phenomenon where carbon-based soot accumulates on ice, causing ice formations to heat up faster.

There is urgency to this exhibition. The urgency of the climate crisis, Inuit self-determination and nation-to-nation collaboration to reconcile past injustices, which reflect cycles of recovery, healing and landscape.

In dark icean iceberg flipped over.


ᓯᑯ ᕿᕐᓂᖅᓯᓯᒪᔪᖅ | dark ice

ᓕᐊᔅᓕ ᕇᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕌᕗᑦ ᑲᐅᑐᖅ | Leslie Reid and Robert Kautuk

April 23, 2022 to February 26, 2023

ᐸᖅᑭᒡᓯᔨᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᒃᑯᕕᖕᒥᒃ: Curator: Rebecca Basciano

Dark Ice will be touring Iqaluit, Winnipeg and Sarnia after exhibiting in Ottawa

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