There have already been quite a few drone and aerial photography books released — What makes yours stand out?
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There have already been quite a few drone and aerial photography books released — What makes yours stand out?

For me, it represents the community. I looked at thousands and thousands of photos that I curated over the years and painstakingly whittled it down to what I thought were the best, most unique images. There are some books that put an image in simply because it's a drone shot. With this book, I considered the question of 'why does this shot deserve to be included?'

The book is broken down into 5 categories (Water, Arid, Lush, Urban, and Ice). At the beginning of each category, I wrote photography tips – it's called 'Photography Insights.' For Arid, for example, 'with extreme temperatures, blowing sand, and broad expanses of land and sky, these landscapes provide challenges to photographers. The drone pilot should be prepared to protect their gear from the elements while being persistently observant. These environments are often devoid of life. It's crucial to scan the area for compelling subjects to tell a story and give context to a location.'

I give some examples of what you should look for, how to think of capturing lines and curves. I also give some insights on shooting in different climates but I want to make it clear that this is not the focus of the book. Another thing, and I think this makes the book unique, but I'm not entirely sure, is that all 7 continents are represented – including Antarctica.