This Incredible Aerial Photography Is Now Illegal And These Drone Photographs Are One-of-a-Kind

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When he first began, he flew the drones over busy, populated areas but soon realised that it could be dangerous.

striking aerial drone photography

Georgia’s exquisite capital, Tbilisi, is on display in this fantastic aerial drone photograph, with the Mtkvari River cutting through the city.

The first drone he worked with had a serious design flaw that caused it’s propellor to break away from the drone while it was in mid-air.

russias st petersburg photographed from a drone

A jaw-dropping aerial photograph of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

On a recent commercial shoot, one of his drones crashed to earth from about 100 feet in the air. Chapple believes that Wi-Fi signals in the area interfered with his signal and caused him to lose control of the drone.

russian drone photograph of st petersburg

The angel on top of the Alexander column in Saint Petersburg balances on the base without any attachment. This incredible angle, with the sunset in the background, is only achievable with drone photography.

Despite having flown aerial photography drones over 1,000 times, Chapple is always acutely aware that something could go wrong at any moment.

russian beach photographed from a drone

A photography drone hovers above Abkhazia beach in Russia.


In any case, the novelty has worn off and people these days find the drones more annoying than anything else.

ruins of a college in georgia as photographed from an aerial drone

Near Gali in Georgia stands the ruins of an old college.


These days, Chapple tries to avoid people as much as he can, ensuring that whenever possible he shoots in remote locations or at dawn when nobody is around.

photographer captures stunning aerial drone photography of the Hermitage Pavilion near Saint Petersburg in russia

“I’m just using it at dawn, or in isolated places where I’m not annoying people trying to enjoy a stroll,”


When shooting, Chapple typically maintains a flight path directly above his head, so as not to lose sight of the drone.

mumbai photographed from drone

The slums in northern Mumbai.

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    16th September 2015 at 12:32 pm