Photographer mounts a flash to a drone for a sunrise portrait

Photographer mounts a flash to a drone for a sunrise portrait

We have seen other creative solutions before where photographers have used drones to light up a scene. In this case, a professional photographer mounts a flash directly to his DJI Phantom 3 drone to create a uniquely lit sunrise portrait with great success.

Drone-mounted flash to light the impossible

In an article on PetaPixel, photographer Lee Germeroth tells us that he has had this idea for years, “to light the impossible.” He found this rock formation with an eastern sky as a background and use the drone with the Canon 600EX Speedlite flash mounted to a DJI Phantom 3 to create a dramatic portrait that would have been impossible to create otherwise.

After a few test flights with the drone and Speedlight to make sure the aircraft would fly properly, they woke up a 3:30 am to make sure they would get to the location in time to catch the sunrise.

After the model, Michelle McEwan, who happens to be the 2018 Miss NH, was posed on the rock formation and the drone, flown by Daniel Cavanagh was positioned in the air, the portrait shoot started and some very unique and beautiful images were created.

If you’re interested in a behind-the-scenes, you can watch the video below. Enjoy!


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