With drone use being far more common, albeit far more regulated, most of us professional photographers are dipping our toes in the water.
I've been looking in to drones for a while. I've been put off by the relatively high cost of entry to get the sort of images I want, but more than that, the regulations surrounding them now. Last year I traveled around Iceland and at every corner, every glacier, every waterfall, there were strict "No Drones" signs. I get — I really do — but it makes it harder to warrant the purchase. That said, I'm still edging closer and closer to get more of my images on a Z axis. It also doesn't help that one of the photographers I speak to most regularly, posts drone images often.
In this video, photographer Karl Taylor records his first impression of drone life as a self-proclaimed newbie. Unbeknownst to him, he says a lot of the right words to help my along my way with the purchasing decision. For example, he's stunned by just how easy it is to fly. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro isn't a cheap toe to dip in the new waters, but it's also not obscene enough that you can rule it out. Dangerous territory, that.