05 Feb Pic(k) of the week 6: DESERT ROAD – my start at aerial drone photography

Source: Bjorn Moerman

As a pilot-photographer, I guess it is normal that I’m being drawn to Aerial photography. Inspired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand since a young age, shooting aerials is definitively in my top 3 favorite genres of photography. Until now this was done from either airliners flying up high or from light single engine planes like my 1954 Piper Super Cub low and slow. But that is about to change…
Over the last few years the use of drones for aerial photography has become more and more popular. Although I did hold off for a while, I finally got myself a Mavic 2 Pro; the latest prosumer drone from DJI, the worldwide leader in drone sales.
The main reason what I’ve been waiting that long was the lack of a decent camera. The Mavic 2 Pro, has a Hasselblad branded 1 inch CMOS 20Mpx sensor with a 28mm (full frame equivalent) lens. To my knowledge this is one of the first prosumer drones with a 1 inch sensor camera. On top of that, it has a variable aperture (f2.8/f11) lens, which is pretty rare as well in this market segment. Did you notice, I’m excited?
Last week, I got my drone certificate in Dubai after a theoretical and practical test. As this is a legal requirement for flying a drone as a hobbyist in Dubai, I obviously want to follow the rules and lead by example. Since I’m a pilot myself, I’m a strong advocate for flying drones legally and responsibly!
Anyway, back to the Pic(k) of the week. The image below was shot at an undisclosed location where there is a whole…

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