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Capturing those magical summer nights of Addison County Field Days from the air!
photo by Adirondack Drone
Capturing those magical summer nights of Addison County Field Days from the air!
The Lake Champlain Bridge and Champlain Memorial Lighthouse from a definitely different perspective.
photo by Adirondack Drone
The Lake Champlain Bridge and Champlain Memorial Lighthouse from a definitely different perspective.
Island Pond, Vermont is a favorite location of James!
photo by Adirondack Drone
Island Pond, Vermont is a favorite location of James!

Tuesday October 3, 2017

By Cookie Steponaitis

Truth be told, most of us have looked up at the sky and envied the freedom with which the birds can soar and wonder at the views they contemplate. For most of this century the only way to photograph the world from the heights of the flying birds of prey was in an airplane, in a balloon or from an orbiting satellite. With the recent changes in technology the sky is no longer the limit and photography has a new world to explore.
    At the forefront of the new era of photography is Crown Point resident Corey James. James began working with professional drones in June of 2016 and began it strictly as a hobby. Sharing his work and photos online, James obtained his remote Pilot Certificate so that he could accept local work that he was offered. It might surprise the readers to know just how vast the possibilities are for drone work, and James’s business Adirondack Drone offers services including real estate photography, wedding photography, structural photos, roof and chimney inspections, home aerials and more. Headed into fall foliage time, James will be spending much of the next few weeks in the Northeast Kingdom, Adirondacks and Champlain Valley capturing the splendor of a Vermont fall. Passionate about photography, Corey James really began Adirondack Drone as a way to meld his love of unique and artistic photography and a love of the new drone technology. The results are nothing short of stunning. People looking to get more information about this new business can reach out to Corey James and contact him on Facebook  facebook.com/Adiron
dackdrone/ or by email at adirondack
drone@gmail.com    
    “It would probably surprise the Valley Voice readers to know that there is a great deal of work that goes into legally flying a UAV/ Drone commercially,” explained James. “Most anybody can fly a drone for fun, but to fly it for commercial purposes involves a Remote Pilot Certificate with a UAS rating. There are many late nights of studying sectional maps, learning about weather patterns, aircraft and how to communicate with Air Traffic Control and other aircrafts that might be in the same airspace. Drones are an excellent tool that gives a bird’s eye view of that which was never thought possible for the average person. I have always had a passion for photography and drones allow me to take it to the next level and get images even I never imagined possible. Most of my work is in digital form and is usually showcased on Facebook and YouTube. Some of my photography can be found at Tromblee’s Greenhouse and Gunnison Lakeshore Orchard both in Crown Point, New York and the Hearth & Home County Store in Island Pond, Vt.”
    How does he know he is on the right track? The first foliage video he shared received over 50,000 views in just a few days. James encourages anyone considering this line of work to first consult the FAA rules and guidelines to see that there is a lot to learn and a lot of law around how it is done. Better yet, give James a call or an email with an idea for a Christmas present never to be duplicated or a look at a once in a lifetime event that will be beyond expectations. We really can soar with the birds and see this beautiful world from the perspective of above.


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