How To: Turn A Drone Into An Aerial Flash
The Volcom team add a blinding light to the hovering camera equipment.
Drones are irritating. No, not the aerial footage you gather. And no not recklessly flying one around either. Both of those aspects are fun. The only frustrating part is the incessant buzzing they make us they hover above your head capturing your inevitable nosedive or bograil as the mounting pressure of an audience looms.
Volcom have now found a way to up the drone’s intrusive qualities even further. But in doing so found honestly stunning results.
Rather than swimming an aimless water photographer out at dusk, amongst the lurking predators below, Volcom, with the help of Tom Carey and James Lugo found a better, more imaginative way to illuminate the subject in the surf.
Simply strap a remote controlled flash to the top of a drone.
We’ve seen night flashes before, and some prone readers might even remember when some boogs strapped a flash to a pole at Aus Pipe, but this current endeavour was the first of its kind.
“The idea was what if you could shoot surfing (or anything really) where the light source is coming from somewhere that it shouldn’t be or couldn’t be,” Lugo said about the shoot.
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