Chase Guttman gives a bird’s eye view of fairgrounds, roundabouts, waterfalls and marinas
AN AWARD-winning travel photographer has released a series of stunning images from across the world that he took using a drone.
Chase Guttman, whose work has been highlighted by National Geographic, has documented some of his best work in his starter guide to drone photography.
The 20-year-old is famed for dramatic drone images, such as an electric fairground from above, a tranquil shot of woman walking through a park and a startling image of a waterfall.
His successes have also won him the Walter Cronkeit Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration.
The vibrant photos now form part of book called The Handbook of Drone Photography – A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography, which was released on February 21.
The book features photographs taken in 20 different US states, including New Jersey, North Carolina and New York, and ten other countries.
The US native said: “I really enjoy drones as an artistic medium, as I’m fascinated by perspective and the power it holds in creating stunning imagery.
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“Using a drone you can get pictures from a completely different point of view.
“I get to travel around a lot for my photography. I’ve been to all 50 states in the US, and I’ve visited over 55 countries now.”
He added: “I have a fleet of drones, but I can’t take them all wherever I go. I’ll usually limit myself to one at a time.
“The next step in drone technology’s continued evolution is to make even smaller and higher quality drone models.”
“I love taking pictures of the States for its sheer diversity.”
He continued: “My favourite country to visit was Lesotho, the ‘Kingdom in the Sky’, but I didn’t have my drone with me there.
“I’m really excited about going to Portugal and Greece for my next project. Taking aerial images of their phenomenal coastlines will be fantastic.”