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20 Nov

Lest we Forget

In General News,Uncategorized by Paul Simister / November 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

I was in London recently for a property shoot, taking some interior architecture images for a construction client. After the shoot I walked across Tower Bridge and over to see the huge poppy display at the Tower of London. The whole area was packed full of people and it was actually difficult to get to see the display at all. But after some perseverance I was able to grab a few images.

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15 Sep

Giving Back to the Community

In Arial Photography,Blog,General News by Paul Simister / September 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

A couple of weeks back I spent the morning helping some youngsters at Stevenage Boro Football Club by giving a demonstration of my Aerial Photography system in practice. The club have today finalised the press release and posted it on their website.

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25 Jul

Seeing the world from a different perspective – Part 3

In Arial Photography,Blog,General News by admin / July 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

When you think about it, there’s quite a bit of technology involved in getting these quad copters or multirotors up in the air. In the early days of remote controlled planes and helicopters people would fly on 35Mhz frequency with different coloured crystals to make sure that there was no interference from other flyers in the same area. The Phantom transmitter runs on 2.4Ghz which is the new frequency for remote controlled vehicles.

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24 Jul

Seeing the world from a different perspective – Part 2

The first thing I noticed when I started using the GoPro camera with the Phantom was the fact that being attached directly to the underneath of the craft, every time it banked (tilting or leaning ) or turned then the video or photograph was at an angle. I did some research and found that there was a gimbal available. The gimbal consists of a frame containing 2 motors and a small circuit board with a gyro attached. This means that the gyro detects the aircraft turning or banking and sends a direction to the motors to compensate for the movement and keep the camera level with the horizon.

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21 Jul

Seeing the world from a different perspective – Part 1

In Arial Photography,Blog,General News by admin / July 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

At the end of last year I became aware of a new gadget which really caught my interest. The DJI Phantom Quadcopter. This is a remote controlled 4 blade helicopter with the ability to carry a GoPro camera. It looked amazing. I saw videos on YouTube showing aerial shots of fantastic place around the world; flying over Niagra Falls, action sports like surfing or wake boarding, as well as wonderful new ways to show off familiar things like towns and cities. The birds eye view makes even the most well known places look completely different.

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18 Jul

New website launched

In General News by admin / July 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

I am delighted to announce the launch of our new website and i hope you will enjoy browsing as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.

For those of you that have visited my website before, you will notice that this is not a minor tweak to the design. The website has been rebuilt from the ground up to reflect the impact my photography can have. The first thing I wanted to achieve was to be sure that the whole website focussed on my images rather then the content. The content of course is important but the website needed portray visual impact.

Getting the right look & feel for the website was the first step then it was over to functionality and streamlining my online presence. After all, a good website isn’t just a brochure site – it has to work for me as well.

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