Ian Crowson   -   Photographer  -  RYA/MCA YachtMaster Instructor
Phone:  07774 884 550    Email:  iancrowsonys@gmail.com
Web Portal:    www.iancrowson.co.uk
Drone Photography and Videos, Commercial and Portrait. www.droneandcamera.co.uk
CAA PfCO. Civil Aviation Authority permission for commercial drone operations.
I have had a life long interest in still photography. I changed from film and transparency to digital and love the technology.  More recently I've embraced drone photography and videography.
After retiring from teaching navigation, sailing and power boating I completed a number of Photoshop and website design courses with the aim of building skills to excellent levels. 

I was awarded the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.  
I live in Petersfield, Hampshire with my wife Glynis and dogs Dylan and Roxy. I recently moved from Southsea on the South Coast where I lived for more than 20 years.
If you wish to contact me please give a few details below.
I live in Petersfield, Hampshire, UK and my email address is: iancrowsonys@gmail.com
I am a Nikon user and have been since before the birth of digital photography. Nikon have a superb range of of the very best quality lenses. My first SLR was a clunky Russian Zenith 35mm which slipped overboard in Loch Eil  about 1979. I moved up to an Olympus OM1, a great camera which I still use occasionally.   
I have gone mirrorless with a Nikon Z7 II. A good camera and even with a couple of lenses a lot lighter than my D850.
I have photo gear falling out of my ears including a  range of studio flash and fixed lights. tripods, gimbals, GoPro, too much.
My interest in drones came with a desire to get a camera up there. I bought a DJI Phantom 4 Pro a few years ago and liked the images I could make. It was a great drone but the camera is a little limiting.   My latest, a Mavic 3 Pro's camera has a 4/3 20 megapixal sensor and 4K video. giving very good image and video quality.
I have two drones now. A DJI Mavic 3 Pro and a Mavic Mini. Both are light enough to hike up a hill. The Mini with its' prop guard can be safely flown in otherwise restricted areas. 
Both of these drones have similar performance and endurance. Expect to get a maximum flight of 30 minutes with 20 being more realistic.
The modern quadcopter type drone is remarkably easy to control. Thanks to GPS positioning when you let go of the controls the drone just stays in one place. The cameras on my two drones are fully controllable from the ground. Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, expsoure compensation and white balance, still or video can be adjusted in flight. A set of good quality neutral density filters is essential for video work to keep shutter speeds down.

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