You’ve probably heard of Instagram, you might even have an account. If you haven’t, the idea is pretty simple. Just as Twitter allows you to post a limited amount of characters in an effort to entertain, inform and describe, Instagram offers a similar method of instantaneous communication through the medium of photographs. There are few better ways to capture, share and publicise special moments. Just take your picture, put it through some trendy filters and set it free. Perhaps unsurprisingly given the quality of aerial photography which drones offer, a new social media site is on the rise, dedicated to pictures from above. Its name? Dronestagram…. obviously.
To mark the Climate Summit in Paris this month, Dronestagram started a competition to see which of their users could take the best aerial shot related to global warming and climate change. It’s safe to say that they were inundated with incredible photographs. Aside from depicting some stunning, thought-provoking scenes, the many entries highlight just how high quality aerial photography can be. The Small Drones Big Changes competition received plenty of press attention around the world, in part because of the importance of the topic, but also due to the unique pictures which aerial imagery makes possible.
With the rise of drone-related social media like Dronestagram, it may not be too long before stunning aerial pictures are being shared with much more frequency. It’s a future that we like the sounds of. Here at Airnest we’re working hard to ensure anyone with a passion for photography can easily take great pictures using their drone. Our app allows you to create your flight plan before you set off, decide on a point of focus for the duration of the flight and direct your drone with the swipe of a finger. Dronestagram have regular competitions so, who knows, with the help of Airnest maybe you could be the next winner?