No Helicopter Lying Around? This Firm Designed A Drone To Take Aerial Photos Of Buildings
December 14, 2012
images © FG+SG
Yesterday, we told you about some crazy Russian teen photographers who venture up the sides of towers and giant buildings to capture eye-boggling images. Today, we bring you a safer, much tamer alternative to get that bird’s eye view. Design duo FG + SG‘s ”The Missing Dimension” is a project-cum-service provided for clients that will send a drone camera into the air to capture aerial photographs of their projects. The service allows homeowners, businesses, and architects without recourse to a helicopter or airplane to get unique, stunning airborne shots of their buildings. Read more.
FG + SG went through several design iterations to find the right drone, arriving at a lightweight version made of high-performance carbon fiber and outfitted with propellers and a motor to keep it abreast. The drone was “piloted” by photographer Fernando Guerra who was able to easily manipulate the flying robotic camera to set up the shots he needed. The designers have welcomed their newest “team member” into the fold, saying that the project opens up a “new dimension” for architectural photography, and perhaps, for architecture.