Yesterday on July 15th, Barrie experienced a tornado in the South-East side of the city. Luckily there were no fatalities, but there was catastrophic damage done to local residential areas.
Unlike other local drone operators, we did not fly the day of, as the Canadian Air Regulations state that you cannot fly legally near Fire, EMS or Police operations. It was a disappointment to see many drone operators fly anyways for social posts, and ignore the rules that were set to provide MEDIVACS and first responders a safe operational area.
The next day, rescue operations were over and the airspace cleared. We then took the above footage to document the events and are pleased to share with the public VIA YouTube.
A reminder to other operators to please not fly over a disaster event, and if you do eventually fly when safe to do so, operate out of a field and open area like we did, and NOT close in or OVER the neighbourhoods!
We hope everyone is staying happy and healthy! To keep you busy, here's a new video from our team!
All the best!
Here is the latest video from the team! We hope everyone enjoys their Spring!
As everyone gets nice and cozy for the holiday season, we would just like to thank everyone for another great year! We can't believe it is almost 2019 already, and wish you the best! If you haven't already, check out our 2018 year-end promo on Vimeo below!
Another season comes and goes... Thanks again for making it a great one, everyone!
Do you fly a drone for fun in Canada? Awesome! Make sure you know these laws, and help make all airspace safe!
Using filters on a drone's camera separates the casual drone pilot with the pros. The difference in quality can be outstanding.
Camera filters are transparent lens-mounted camera accessories that control how much light makes it to the lens, and eventually the CCD (sensor) of your drone's camera.
There are many different types of camera filters. Here are some of the more common ones:
Polarized/CPL: Just like your sunglasses, polarized filters help reduce light glare and makes shots look a lot more sharper - perfect for shooting shots over water or in other high-light conditions. These are sometimes called CPL filters (Circular Polarized/Linear). They generally do the same thing.
ND: ND stands for neutral density filters. What they do is that they limit the amount of light that can pass through to your camera. These are especially important if you are shooting in a high-light environment such as a snowy location on a sunny day, or at a beach/ over water that reflects the sun. The different levels of ND indicated the power of the filter. 8 being less powerful and blocking less light than a 32, and so on.
These two are the most important filters you can use with your shoots. Note that there are also combinations of CPL ND filter, so take a look on google for some for sale that can fit your drone!
Note that shutter speed is a good way to control the general brightness of your photos and video, but this comes with its own limitations. slower shutter speeds, while brighter, add more blur to videos while faster shutter speeds can add distortion and grain. Shutter speed can be a totally separate post!
Below are a few examples of what an overexposed (no filter or too slow of a shutter speed), underexposed (too much filter or too fast of a shutter speed) and a good filter/shutter speed combination. The results speak for themselves!
A $50 lens can really help make your works stand out and with professional looking photos, both you and your resulting pictures will be a lot happier!
Do you have any experience with using filters? Do you have any questions regarding camera filters or other techniques you would like us to share? Put them in the comments below! Thanks for reading!
Our new 2017 promo videos are coming! We are posting 2 a week just to show you how busy we are! Enjoy!
Hello, everyone! A quick update!
2017 is fast approaching, and due to this, we have recently been looking over this past amazing year! Thank you to all of you who have supported us through our now 3 years of operations! Wow!
We wouldn't be here without you, and for that, we thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!!
To rap this quick post up, below is a link to our Youtube video showing some basic Summer stock footage of Barrie, Ontario this past summer! (missing the warm days!). Enjoy, and MANY more to come - with videos, photos AND 3D projects! Happy landings!
Henry is the founder and operator of Air Support Aerial Photography. Here he talks about A.S.A.P. news, drone industry news, and opinion pieces!