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August 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited down to the Dorset coast with my cameras and drone to take photos and video onboard an amazing wooden sailing boat called Nepenthe, that was built way back in 1903. After a 6 hour drive, I finally made it down to Portland Marina just as the sun was setting...gutted! Dan, the current owner o...
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PfCO Flight Test

April 13, 2018  •  2 Comments
4. PfCO Flight Test and Preparation Preparation As part of writing the Ops Manual, you have to write your own procedures and checklists which you will use on your flight test and commercial jobs one you receive your permission. In brief, these define how you will plan a job and operate the drone. You must learn these procedures! Next was to arra...
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PfCO Ops Manual

April 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
3. PfCO Ops Manual Officially known as a UAS OSC, but more commonly known as an Operations manual, or "Ops Manual", writing this is the final step before the actual flight test. When you first start looking at the Ops Manual, it can be quiet daunting - however Uplift provide some well written templates based on CAA guidelines that you can use as...
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PfCO Training

April 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
2. PfCO Training So the course has been booked and paid for, and now the hard work starts... As soon as you place the order with Uplift Drone Training for the course, you get access to their e-learning site which is part of the Fast Track course I booked with them. The Fast Track PfCO course comprises of 3 elements; Ground School, Flight Test and...
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Starting the PfCO journey

April 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Drones have become hugely popular over the last few years, being used both by professionals and hobbyists and so I thought I'd write up my journey into the world of using drones for commercial operations, from a wedding photographers point of view. Please note through these blogs, all views are my own. 1. Starting the PfCO journey Back in Novembe...
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Photographers Copyright

March 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Copyright... there is confusion amongst photographers and people buying photography services on who has copyright. Here is a brief overview. All photographs are given copyright protection under UK law, everything from a holiday snap to a professional wedding photograph. As the author of a photograph myself, any photographs I take or are taken by m...
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Caroline and Craig Willington Hall Wedding

February 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Willington Hall near Tarporley is a grade 2 listed former country house, built in 1829 and now privately owned. From a photographers point of view, this is a dream to work at. The grounds and views are stunning, as it the newly built orangery. I am proud to be one of the recommended wedding photographers at Willington Hall. Caroline and Craig chos...
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Alderley Edge Family Photoshoot

February 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The Edge, near Alderley Edge was the chosen location for this family photoshoot. With the autumn leaves in full flow, even the sun made a few brief appearances. There are so many different things to do and see here, its great from my point of view and talking of views - they are stunning, with views over to Manchester and beyond on a good day. Wha...
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Formby Beach Family Photoshoot

January 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago back in October on a surprisingly warm autumn day at Formby Beach, I met up with an amazing family for a photoshoot. Walking from the car park over to the dunes, you could see the delight in the kids faces. I knew this would be a fun photoshoot, with the eldest daughter being a natural in front of the camera. The youngest daughter w...
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Sue and Steve Chimney House Hotel Wedding

December 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I was Sue and Steve's wedding photographer a few weeks ago. They picked an incredible venue to get married in, The Chimney House Hotel in Sandbach, Cheshire. I was happy finally to photograph a wedding at Chimney House Hotel, it's a very picturesque place and literally just down the road from where I live. It is a joy to photograph awesome couples...
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