Outback from the air.
Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. After successfully operating drones for the last ten years I am proud to announce I now hold an official Australian commercial RePL Drone Licence. I am also officially endorsed with a sub class <25kg rating (meaning I can fly drones that weigh up to 25kg). I also now hold an AROC (Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate). What does all this mean – essentially I am fully certified to operate commercial drones in Australia and have been approved by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority. This gives me the ability to operate legally within airport zones (with correct approval). My licence is your safeguard. for some of my drone images please see Explore Ian Brodie Photo. The RePL is not just a piece of paper. The week long classroom course is both theory and practical and fully covers subjects that include: Aerodynamics Navigation Lithium Polymer Batteries Air Law RPA Components Meteorology Human Factors Risk Assessment Mission Planning Our other two instructors made sure we had a thorough understanding of both the theory of flight (pictured right) and also the operation of larger drones like the Inspire 2 (far right). The course was held by […]
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bettercallsaul
Where does one start with this year. I am not going to attempt it, at all. I refuse. What I will discuss though, is that extra time spent in front of the television. I am fortunate to have an OLED LG TV along with a Dolby Atmos 9.1 speaker system powered by Bowers and Wilkins. I love it, it’s my escape. So, by way of that means of escapism, here – in no particular order – is my list of favourites for 2020. Note this list is what I watched this year, so the release dates can vary. However, I will start with sorrow. The header trailer features some of the finest television I have seen in many a year. Although Perpetual Grace Ltd released in 2019 (and I devoured it then) it was in 2020 I learned that EPix has decided not to renew. How dare they!!!!! Written by Steve Conrad, Stephen Hoey and Sean Hurley, the series was directed by Steve Conrad (6 episodes) and James Whitaker (4 episodes). When you read the first two cast – Ben Kingsley, Jimmi Simpson surely that says enough about this masterpiece. Filmed on location in New Mexico, the colour, the tone […]
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The three months that Dianne and I spent in Provence during 2015/16 was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. Today, I am dreaming of Provence, and vowing to return. For more, see my Provence Page Here, which includes the gallery below.  
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DJI Mavic, Bells Rapids, Ian Brodie
I am so pleased to add a DJI Mavic Pro to my photographic arsenal. Having owned a first edition DJI Phantom in New Zealand (which I sold a few years ago), the release of the highly portable Mavic Pro late last year confirmed to me that drones have really come of age. Amazing results come from small packages and I will be taking the drone with me to Norway early next month to capture some of the stunning scenery that Norway dishes up in bucket-loads. The video above is my first real edit, from my first real flight. I can’t wait to add to my portfolio as I continue flying in various countries. Featuring 4K video and raw image capture, the Mavic from DJI  amazes me with its advanced development and compact design. Upon my return from Norway I will also be following up on video and imagery opportunities here in Perth. Watch this space!
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A year in nine from my Instagram feed. Looking forward to creating more to share with you this time next year!  
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Wishing you all the best for an amazing 2017. May all your dreams and aspirations come true.      
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So another year draws to a close and it is time to give thanks to 2016. Once again, life provides a rich abundance of experiences that shapes our lives and provides us with life-time memories. Thank you to all my clients, friends and especially my family for being such an important part in a good year. When it comes to highlights, its hard to choose. This gallery presents just some of what 2016 meant to me. Three books released. The Birkebeinerne Location Guidebook, Into Norway and Visit Somerset. Watching the sunset over the Mediterranean from Monaco. Achieving a lifelong dream by seeing Zermatt and The Matterhorn. The beauty reduced me to tears. Going to Berlin and standing underneath the remains of the Berlin Wall. Spending time with wonderful friends at Mesna Activities and Accomodation and experiencing magic. Walking Kew Gardens with my amazing wife. Experiencing the beauty of a Bluebell Wood. Soaking up the English heritage at Somerleyton. Staying on the Norfolk Broads. Visiting the set of my favourite television series, Dads Army. Spending time with friends – Jerry and Galya, Trevor and Jenny. Smelling the aroma and seeing the beauty of an English rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey. Walking the streets of […]
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Over the last fifteen years I have been very privileged to be part of some great projects. This gallery is an introduction to just some of them.
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