Colorado Drone Aerials

A lake in the Elk Mountains looks like an eye when viewed by a drone from above.

Jason Hatfield

Photographers have sought new heights ever since cameras became widely available in the 1880s. Packing bulky and heavy 30-pound cameras to remote mountain ledges and other high vantage points was not easy. The images, when they turned out at all, often left the photographer thinking, “If only I could get higher.” Drone photography has taken off in recent years, literally. Manufacturers produce drones today that are easy to fly and equipped with optics that improve with each subsequent model. Though a hobby for some, we met a trio of Colorado shutterbugs who put drones to work to take their work to new heights.

For the rest of the story see the January/February 2020 issue of Colorado Life.

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