Aerial Drone Photography and Videography


I’m in no way an expert at the use of drones and lack of a CAA licence means i cannot do this for anything but pleasure but Drone photography and Video has been a very exciting and challenging new experience.

I was quite impressed by the DJI Phantom 4’s drone still capability after my inaugural flight at Haytor on Dartmoor. The video quality is out of this world, and whilst i dont have budget for my own drone, the higher quality DJI Inspire 1 must be really impressive.

Learning to fly the DJI Phantom 4 has been a fun, if somewhat nerve-wracking experience so far. The improvements on the Phantom 4 are very impressive, including a very handy anti-colission detection which works only when the dron is flying forwards and also some advanced videography features like being able to track a moving subject such as a cyclist or being able to do an automated flight around an object. If you have never flown a drone before its certainly an experience i’d recommend and i certainly may aim to get qualified to use this professional down the line

Pictures and Videos

Here is the still of Haytor Rock taken using the borrowed DJI Phantom 4 drone

Drone Still Over Haytor

And here is the video of the Drone footage for Haytor

haytor(hi) from David Beaton on Vimeo.

And also the Drone on Meadfoot Beach in Torquay

If you want to read more about the DJI Phantom 4 drone their site is here