Remote-control drones have made waves in the photographic community over the last few years, with many people trying them out to see what they might be able to add to their portfolio. But Tim Wilde took it one step further and made aerial photography a core part of his business. A combination of landscapes, weddings, housing surveys and even being a main dealership for radio-controlled equipment means that he is fast becoming a leading expert on the subject.
‘It was something that I read about initially’ Tim tells me when I ask how he discovered drone photography. ‘I thought it was quite literally a new perspective on things, because I have always sold landscape photographs as part of the business.’ After going out and picking up a drone for himself, Tim quickly realised that he would also need his commercial pilot's licence in order to be able to use it in the ways he wanted to. ‘It costs several thousand pounds to go through the training programme to get your CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) permission for aerial work.
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