Iceland Aerial Landscapes by Jakub Polomski
Jakub Polomski's Iceland Aerial Landscapes will take your breath away. In July 2015 during two weeks’ time, he drove 4000 km including seaside and interior. For taking photos, he was used both DSLR and drone with built-in camera. Iceland is a unique land, however some locations look really abstractive in the bird’s eye view and this is what makes it more unique.
This was my first trip with drone. Photographing by drone in my opinion is difficult. Mainly because you have unlimited and in no way composition capabilities. The second difficulty issue is that you have to focus not only on photographing, but also, and primarily on piloting the drone safely. I was choosing locations by checking weather forecasts. I was going to places where it wasn't raining as it won't be good for the drone if there's rain.
My inspiration for this project was when I was a child I always wanted to have remote control toy :) And now as for a photographer drone gives me unlimited photographing capabilities. Iceland was on my checklist for a very long time. It offers very wide variety of natural places you could go to, and it is perfect for drone.
How would you describe your style and who are your inspirations?
I would call it "contrastful" style :) I get inspiration from many different artists publishing their art in the web.
You should be patient. You should believe in yourself but without overdoing it. You should learn from critiques, not refuse them. I used a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced.
All photos in this article were captured by drone with 12Mpix camera. I photographed in following locations: Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Dimmu Borgir, Dettifoss, Myvatn, Vik, Geysir, Grindavik, Skógafoss, Jökulsárlón, Hvalfjörður, Flateyri, Kerlingarfjöll, Fláajökull, Skálafellsjökull, Fjallfoss, Berufjörður, Lakagígar, Látrabjarg, Berserkjahraun, Friðland að Fjallabaki, Álftafjörður, Vestfirðir.
About Jakub Polomski
Jakub Polomski is a self-taught photographer. He taught himself to take pictures and practiced around his hometown Cieszyn. In 2006, he began traveling the world in which resulted in gaining prizes and commendations in photo contests. Since 2007, he has been awarded with many prizes and commendations in various photography contests. However after gaining National Geographic statuette for the first place in category “Polish Landscape” in 2010 he decided to make photography his profession. See more of his breathtaking photos on Behance or his website.