Today, aerial photography and videography are becoming more accessible to enthusiasts and hard core hobbyists through the use of drones and GoPro cameras. This week we spoke with Eric Cheng on the topic, who has been practicing this craft for a little over three years.
A master at under water photography, Eric wanted to document more of the world from above ground, and began by honing his flying abilities with small toy copters in his own living room. Now Eric is creating viral videos of his aerial work, such as one of his more recent pieces: Santa Cruz Surfers.
In this webinar, Eric goes in depth about the gear involved, including what equipment can be bought with a low, medium, or high budget. He also addresses FAA regulations to watch out for, how to deal with wind and camera shake in post editing, and the key to mastering this form of photography.
Watch the video:
What’s in Eric Cheng’s Kit
- The basics: The DJI Phantom Quadcopter & GoPro Hero3 Black Edition
- More advanced gear: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera & Lilliput 7″ IPS Screen by Viviteq INC