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Back in the Drone Game

It's been a while, but I'm finally back in the drone game. Happy days!

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Got really interested in using drones for photography a few years back but never really felt I could  prioritise and invest in one, there were other, more important pieces of equipment I had to look at first. Building up a good platform of equipment (for it has been with Fujfilm) for my main work in photography had to go first. 

Then 1,5 years back I had some good timing with a good offer on a Phantom 4 and had some extra budget to spare so I decided to make the jump. MAN(!) what an experience, it was so much fun!! Starting it up and flying felt just like I was a kid again using any RC-device, except this one could fly! Sounds trivial, but I had so much fun and the video/imagery I got from the first few flights showed great promise for sure. I was impressed, and hooked. Unfortunately though, my first experience with my first drone turned out to be a short one. A little over 24 hours to be exact... I won't go into details only tell that no one was hurt on anything like that, but the drone was lost and I was pretty bummed. It's a long story but happened very quickly, with a bit of distance to it now I can almost laugh about it... ;) 

After that I basically decided not to dip my toe into the drone pond again, or at least for a while. That lasted until a few weeks back, when I finally felt it was time to give it another try. This time I went for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, since I was quite happy with the regular Phantom 4 but wanted to the best IQ I could get for my money. It has basically the same sensor found in the Sony RX100-cameras which is a really big bump up from the other cameras on most consumer/enthusiast drones. It stood between the more portable Mavic but for me it came down to the fact that I want to print these images and create great image material that I can use in my photography work. Sure it is a lot of fun but it is even more fun when you actually have some potential in the files!

Really happy about it so far, been flying basically every time I've gotten the chance since I got it. ...Which means mostly weekends and on lunchbreaks, since the daylight is fading fast here in Sweden now i Wintertime. Dark before 5 pm basically. 

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I am back in the drone game and will be sharing a lot more of this in the future. It truly opens up new perspectives and it is simply so much fun and challenging photography wise.

Have a great weekend,

J

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