Pake Salmon owns a Hawaii destination wedding company, but her hobby is drones. Based out of Makahu, Oahu, a well-known surfing hot spot, Salmon has found a niche photographing surfers with a drone. Here’s how she creates her stunning shots”
DG: How has the mainstream arrival of drones changed surf photography?
PS: Helicopters would come in for big waves. Now you can just send drones in and take care of that shot.
You can definitely get a closer perspective to the surfer. It’s these nice tracking shots you can get doing surfing. You can get a lot more creative with the people. You can stay low to the water and track them as they catch the wave.
DG: What do you fly?
PS: I started with the Phantom Vision 2. It didn’t come out of the box ready to fly the way drones do now, and I lost it in the ocean last year. That prompted me to get the Phantom 3 Professional.
DG: You lost it in the ocean? Continue reading Meet the Hawaiian woman who makes surf videos with a drone