We've been exceptionally quiet on the BeAdventurous front, but other projects have been pulling my attention elsewhere - momentarily! One of the larger projects that has had my focus has been my work on Higher Aerials (http://dronestockfootage.co.uk). If it wasn't obvious from the URL, Higher Aerials is where I have been compiling all the Higher Aerials Drone Stock Footage. In my line of work, it is easy to finish projects and never look back at the terabytes of data stored on hard drives around the office. I didn't want that to go to waste. Higher Aerials, What? Higher Aerials Drone Stock Footage - 'Higher...

Choosing my Sierra Leone gear list was a difficult task. I wanted a balance between mobility and high quality. What do I mean by that? I needed gear that was easy to transport but could still shoot great photos and video. Sierra Leone Gear List Before we travelled to Sierra Leone, I knew it would have to be light on gear. There was no way I would be casually getting a portable slider/ dolly in my flight bag. That was out of the question. On previous trips, I have overcome this challenge by taking a steadicam with me. This time on the Sierra Leone gear...

There are so many reasons to visit Sierra Leone, but let me give you just five to put Sierra Leone on your travel radar. Last October, I travelled to Sierra Leone with a friend on a project to capture stories and tell one in particular (Going to Sierra Leone). Before I left friends and family had a lot of questions for me. Why was I going there? Isn't it dangerous? Are you mad? Initially I agreed with them, why was I going to Sierra Leone of all places?! However, once I got there I found 5 great reasons to visit Sierra Leone....

When on project and visiting a foreign country, we rarely stop to consider the risks. And that is why I have stopped to ask myself what are the dangerous animals in Sierra Leone. My last major project of 2016 and we encountered one of the most dangerous animals in Sierra Leone. The Black Mamba Talking to a Professional On this adventure, I had with me a medical professional and former military personnel, Dr Charles Roberts. Armed with a wealth of knowledge on the topic, he talked me through his personal experience of the most dangerous animals in Sierra Leone. Q: Charlie, what was your first experience with...

It's one of the biggest moments of your drone career. That moment you first fly a drone over water. Hopefully you've seen the first article for inspiration to fly a drone over water, and you've gone out and done it. If not see below. (Related: Fly a Drone Over Water pt1) In my Experience The first few time's you were cautious, they don't count. This time you're at maximum altitude and pushing the stick forward and away from you. Your palms are getting sweaty and you're asking yourself when is the point at which you should consider bringing the drone back in. Well I'm here to tell...

You may not always catch them, but here are my Instagram Stories. A new feature on BeAdventurous.co - Follow Red's (BeAdventurous Founder) adventures via his Instagram Stories - originally posted on his Instagram. Instagram Stories #5 Background - 28th December, looking for somewhere new to explore in Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 Found the Central Business District (CBD) - very different experience to yesterday's. (Related: Instagram Stories #4) Photo 1 Walking through the parks of the CBD, I bet they look great lit up at night. Photo 2 Graffiti here is incredible! Photo 3 "It's the most wonderful time of the year." We couldn't have agreed more!! Being in this incredible place over the...

You may not always catch them, but here are my Instagram Stories. A new feature on BeAdventurous.co - Follow Red's (BeAdventurous Founder) adventures via his Instagram Stories - originally posted on his Instagram. Instagram Stories #4 Background - 27th December, woken up to our second day in Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 Taking the time to appreciate the city, sun and beers. Photo 1 Good morning! New hotel, new incredible views across the city. (Related: Instagram Stories #3) Photo 2 Still working. I didn't want to work from my room, found a way to edit some video pool-side. Little wins. Photo 3 Sunset. Fast-forward a few hours...

You may not always catch them, but here are my Instagram Stories. A new feature on BeAdventurous.co - Follow Red's (BeAdventurous Founder) adventures via his Instagram Stories - originally posted on his Instagram. Instagram Stories #3 Background - 26th December, and we've made it to Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 Let's explore the city! Photo 1 Waterfront restaurant. Lonely Planet guided us to an amazing seafront Seafood restaurant. Great to chill in the sun with a few beers on our first day following our disappointment of the previous day...

It's one of the biggest moments of your drone career. That moment you first fly a drone over water. The first few time's you were cautious, they don't count. This time you're at maximum altitude and pushing the stick forward and away from you. Your palms are getting sweaty and you're asking yourself when is the point at which you should consider bringing the drone back in. Well I'm here to tell you, not yet. You are almost always guaranteed to get some of your best images or footage at these moments. If photography is all about capturing new perspectives, then this is...