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The official blog of RichPointofView is to inform, educate, and inspire in all things photography related. Original articles showcasing the behind the scenes of various photography styles. Richard is a photography enthusiast and entrepreneur based in Harlem, NY.

40+ Stunning Landscape Drone Photography Examples

One of the most exciting developments in photography in the last year or two is the drone – high flying cameras that enable you to capture unique viewpoints of common subjects.

Moonlight over New York City
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Moonlight over New York City
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Are you living in a city where you can barely see the moon and the stars because of skyscrapers and pollution?

Each print is signed and numbered. This is a first edition of this fine art print and is limited to 50 pieces altogether, ranging from various sizes and prices.

Capturing the moon during the evening isn’t easy, especially living in New York City. It’s a sight that we take granted on a daily basis but with the moon standing out amongst the clear, summer night sky, it’s one of the most pure night photography shots that I’ve taken.

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Recently the cost of getting a camera into the air has dropped dramatically and if you decide to venture down this road I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Apart from the amazing images you will capture, they are also tremendous fun!

As a travel and landscape photographer, drones are fascinating to me. From the first time I saw the images that small consumer drones can produce, I knew I had to have one. 

You’re no longer depending that much on locations or positions. The one shot you were wishing to take from “up there” can now be achieved with a machine that costs you less than an expensive DSLR lens.

What about the image quality?

You will be surprised to learn that even an entry level drone, or flying cameras as I think of them, are capable of:

  • Shooting in RAW

  • Utilise AEB (Automatic bracketing system) of 3 or 5 shots

  • Burst shooting 3,5 or 7 frames

  • Use D-log (which is a fancy name for the settings that produce more dynamic range than standard picture)

  • Shutter speed of up to 8 seconds

  • Flying up to 2km (1.2 miles) horizontally or up to 500m (546 yards) in vertically

  • Stay up to 25 minutes in the air

  • Functioning in both cold and hot environments

  • Fly in altitude up to 5 km

  • Have auto HDR function in software applications

  • Have real time video feed of the flight so you will be framing exactly as you want without second guessing

  • Have a tripod worthy gimbal stabilisation system

  • Have a wide angle lens, which is great for landscape photography

That’s just the beginning. Some advanced models have interchangeable lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras and if that’s not enough, and you have a hefty budget to spend, you can buy even more advanced drones that can carry mirrorless or even DSLR cameras.

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Landscape Photography with a Drone

So, how can you do landscape photography with a drone? If you know the basic principals of photography, it’s the same as with any other camera. You have manual mode to control different aspects of your camera and you have settings to make the picture as good as possible. You have a remote control that can be connected to phone or tablet so you can see in real time what exactly you are shooting. In theory it’s very similar to the way you shoot your “normal” landscape pictures.

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You’ve got many opportunities to make a terrific landscape photo with a drone. There are no excuses any more. However, the most important thing about drones is the freedom to fly to the heights not accessible to you before, shoot new perspectives of things you’ve photographed lots of times before, use new angles and, most importantly, be creative without boundaries.

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It’s exiting days for aerial photography, professional and enthusiasts, and I could not wait to see more amazing landscape pictures.

Below, you will find more examples of stunning landscape photography that you could use for inspiration on your travels or to add more to your portfolio.

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Super Blood Wolf Moon Close, New York City
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Did you miss the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019???

Each print is signed and numbered. This is a first edition of this fine art print and is limited to 50 pieces altogether, ranging from various sizes and prices.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon takes place during a supermoon. A full moon in January has been called a Wolf Moon ever since colonial times, which is where the “wolf” part of the name comes from. This is the last lunar eclipse until 2021.

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Red October, Dubai Desert
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Red October, Dubai Desert
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Are you a lover of contemporary art or of nature photography??

Each print is signed and numbered. This is a first edition of this fine art print and is limited to 50 pieces altogether, ranging from various sizes and prices.

With the help of a week long trip to Dubai in 2015 and the Lightroom program, a manipulated photo was born. Taken in a desert during a safari trip, the landscape and just the overall beauty of what Dubai has to offer was captured. After numerous edits of this photo and listening to Kanye West, you have what I like to call Red October, an ode to the Red October Yeezy sneakers.

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