Drone Flying Experience
I recently met Jim Elliott to give him a drone flying experience he had been bought by his son Matt as a birthday present. We spent about 3 hours (2 of these with Jim enjoying flying the drones) one afternoon a couple of weeks ago.
Before we headed off to the large field I had picked as the flying area I spent time with Jim showing him the failsafe button on the controller, what it did and how he was to operate it in the event of me becoming suddenly ill. After that we spoke about drone safety in general and then the specifics of flying and what to do in the event of someone coming in to the area we were flying. I told Jim that the over-riding safety feature though for him was me taking back control of the aircraft.
Once I had shown Jim the basics of how to fly both the DJI Inspire 1 Pro and the DJI Phantom 3 Pro I took off and demonstrated this in the air before handing the controls of the aircraft over to him. I always stood slightly behind Jim and was able to touch either his right or left shoulder to help him get used to using that hand to turn or raise / lower the aircraft.
Testimonial from Jim
Without asking, Jim sent this testimonial the day after his drone flying lesson with me.
Two massive “thank yous” are in order: first one to my son Matt for his inspired early birthday present to me….a drone flying experience cum photography session with the recipient of the second thank you – Nick Sievewright of Footprint Photography.
The weather for my drone flying experience was favourable and I passed a very convivial and relaxed afternoon in Nick’s company.
During my time with Nick I flew two drones of differing sizes. Nick’s attention to detail and safety was impeccable and his manner was that of a reassuring British Airways pilot!
Always encouraging, building confidence and giving me maximum hands on experience as well as tips on how to get the best from the controls and showing tremendous patience with a student with thumbs having the dexterity of a couple of Fyffe’s bananas!
During the drive to the flying zone, we chatted amiably about photography and some of the projects Nick has been involved with recently, all the time he was putting me at ease and allaying any apprehension that I may have felt.
It is testament to Nick’s professionalism and attention to detail that I felt no apprehension when taking the controls of the drones and thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
Nick also took the time to explain some of the finer points of RAW image photography and how to get the best from my own photographs using editing software and techniques I had not tried.
Thank you Nick and I wish you every continued success; and thank you Matt for having the foresight, imagination and generosity to provide such a wonderful afternoon. It is really appreciated gents!
Aerial Photography of Sheffield
Recently I did a photo shoot with my drone of some of the best buildings in Sheffield City Centre – please click here to see all the images Aerial Photos of Sheffield
Out of the blue (no pun intended!) I received this amazing message a couple of days ago from Louise in the Communications Department of Sheffield City Council.
My colleague Grace forwarded your contact. I wanted to say thank you for allowing us to use your drone photography of Sheffield city centre. I have been running a special feature over the past week on our Instagram account @sheffieldcitycouncil and your images have been really well received. In fact we have had the most likes for these images than any other we have put onto the account.
I’ve also used it on our Facebook Page “Our Sheffield” to update our cover image and again the photo has been really well received.
All the best
Sheffield City Council
Communications Officer Sheffield City Council
I have been photographing products for many years for my clients. These range from small items to huge bits of machinery
About a year ago I was contacted by the UK arm of a New Zealand skiwear company to photograph some of their helmets, goggles and sunglasses. The relationship with Dirty Dog is excellent and ongoing
I recently received this testimonial from one of the UK Sales Team Mark Harrison
Product Photography Testimonial
Footprint Photography has done a fantastic shoot to provide imagery for next seasons Dirty Dog Snow Helmets and Goggles.
Nick provides a fantastic personal service to get a full understanding of what’s required and then offers the best advice of what to do to produce the most effective results.
His creative expertise in not only shooting the product, but creating a bespoke studio to enable the best lighting and camera angles has produced fantastic results.
We’re more than happy to give Footprint Photography our repeat business and would definitely endorse his quality of work and great level of service.
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Sales Executive Dirty Dog
Dear Nick, as a creative design agency we understand the importance of high quality, dynamic photography. The websites we build for our clients are significantly enhanced when we have the right imagery to incorporate into them.
It is for this reason that we recommended that our client Penrose Interiors invested in professional product photography to be used on their new website and future printed material.
Following your visits to their showroom and two of Penrose Interiors clients homes, we now have a fantastic set of images that we can draw on.
The team at Penrose have been delighted with the results and with the service you provided.
You consistently produce great results for our clients and for that reason we will continue to use you and recommend you in the future.
Cliff Hewson, Managing Director, OhSo Creative – www.ohsocreative.co.uk
Managing Director Oh So Creative
Dear Nick, Thank you for the professional and efficient service you have provided to me and my company Home Team
When I first approached you to carry out some photography for my company I was very impressed with the swift and punctual service you provided. You listened to our requirements and completed the initial shoot within an hour. This professionalism was reinforced by the subsequent editing and publishing of the images to your intranet where I was able to download and use any of the images you had taken at not additional charge – something which I understand is uncommon in your line of work.
Since that first visit we have asked you to provide a photograph of the Peace Gardens in Sheffield for a wall in our offices which it 5m by 2.5m. You provided me with a series of mock up photos so that we were able to choose the one best suited to us.
Recently I was asked to provide some PR images for a story that is due to run at the end of the month but there was a tight deadline. Once again you quickly dealt with things and got the photos I needed.
Just last week you did an aerial shoot with your drone for a property we are marketing and once again we are delighted with the results
I cannot recommend Nick enough and will certainly be using him again in the future
Russell Short – Managing Director – Home Team
Managing Director Home Team
On the day of the shoot your professionalism ensured the minimum disruption to our working day and we are delighted with the results.
You perfectly captured the character of the team and these images will be incorporated into our new website, social media campaigns and future marketing
The whole experience was carried out on time and at the agreed price in a professional, friendly and enjoyable way
Managing Director DP Accounting Ltd
Just a quick email to say that the photos are amazing, thank you. They really capture the day and we love them.
Leeds Marriott Hotel Wedding
Thank you so much for your hard work, and just for being there – a number of people have commented on how friendly, relaxed, and unobtrusive you both were.
Waterton Park / Walton Hall Wedding
You immediately made us all feel relaxed and created a fun atmosphere which was imperative to get exactly the sort of shots I wanted.
Finally, you tirelessly edited the photgraphs for us to ensure the end result gave the perfect effect and I am absolutely delighted with the finished prints.
Thank you for creating and capturing the family memories and I will be sure to spread the good word to friends and work colleagues. Thank you.
Family Shoot at their home
Hiya Nick and Anne, just to let you know that the disk with all our photos on has arrived! Thank you both so much, we will pass your number to friends etc so they can have the same amazing experience with you two that we had.
Mercure Sheffield Wedding