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Old 02-18-2020, 02:38 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by JimThias View Post
Modelers spend their lives looking down at their trains from similar perspectives that drones give real trains, yet drone photography is met with so much negativity. It baffles me.
Everything has its place. I have considered getting a drone for those occasional situations in which I cannot physically get to a camera position from which a good composition can be achieved. As a friend of mine puts it, the drone is like a portable overpass or portable hill to replace the overpass or hill that I wish were present. I think that many traditional photographers get off the drone bus when people shoot from excessive altitudes or extreme angles. Some of us find shots like that far less pleasing than ones taken from a more human perspective. When the shot starts to scream “Hey, I’ve got a drone!!”, or “Look mom, I’m flying!”, that’s when I tune out.

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