This past weekend, I spent numerous hours with my partner looking through garden seed catalogs selecting and ordering what we wanted to grow this season. I wanted anything with "dragon" in the name. She wanted some unique looking poppies. We both wanted some cool looking "Black Tomatoes." But when I later Googled "black tomatoes," I found something else. I found that you can now pay someone to go on vacation with you and follow you around with a drone to document the trip. What?
Yep. There's a travel company called Black Tomato that is offering a program called "Drone the World," a seemingly-luxury service where you can pay for a local professional drone photographer to document your vacation. For the cost of only a few DJI Phantom 4 drones, you could book a trip and hire someone to follow you around and get aerial footage of the places you go around the world and take the selfies for you, all neatly packaged in a short video when you return home. I think this service would apply to those who tend to fly first class or stay in all-inclusive resorts, but I guess it would also work if you just value photography more than where you sleep and want someone to document your trip from afar instead of spending the time doing it yourself.
Could you see yourself ever booking a service like this? Or would you just use the DJI Mavic Pro's "selfie mode" instead?
[via The New York Times]