A Drone's Journey Across Réunion Island
Q&A with Drone Pilot, Carmine D'alise Alias
Where have you travelled to capture your videos?
I have been very lucky to visit some amazing places with my drone. The stand out destinations are The Caribbean, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Sint Maarten, The Bahamas, Tokyo, and Italy.
Do you ever run into problems when flying your drone?
Problems? Never. But there are preparation routines you must adhere to to ensure a project runs smoothly and to prepare safety measures for people.
Do you need to get permission to fly in some areas?
You must have permits when flying in areas where there are hotels, parks and airports.
What kind of drone do you have?
My drone is a Dji mavic, weight 0.900 kg quadricopter with a 4k camera.
What kind of drone photography/videography do you do?
I have a varied portfolio, containing food photos, weddings, resorts, documentaries, and video advertisements.
Why did you pursue drone photography?
I love to see photos in a different perspective, and I've always been fond of the aerial view.
How did you get started in drone photography?
It all started in 2015, when I was with a relative of mine with a passion for model aircraft. From there I discovered drones and purchased one of my own. My passion for the skill led me to improve more and more and to get to know a whole world of aerial photo techniques.
What licence do you need to fly a drone?
I have the Pilot license APR, "aircraft with remote piloting". I’ve also undergone a medical examination by an aeronautical doctor, and have all the technical data sheets and flight manuals filled in according to the service requested by the client Certificate APR national civil aviation authority, Italian and international.
Do you have any projects coming up?
I am currently working on a drone delivery project that i’m very excited about. Delivering items from rings and flowers to life jackets at sea and even transport of medicines to hospitals. It’s a work in progress.
What is your advice to someone who wants to get started in drone photography?
My advice is to have a passion for electronics and photography, and a passion for model airplanes is also useful! Above all, it is important to have a full understanding of the safety requirements before you start this hobby.
For more drone photography, follow Carmine on Instagram.