2019 Drone Awards Advance The Art Of Aerial Photography
In the short time that Drone Awards has been around, it’s rapidly becoming one of the most important global aerial photography and video competition. It’ a project of Art Photo Travel Association, dedicated to a different photographic genre deliberately separated from being compared to traditional photography.
The competition is open to the aerial photography and videos whose platforms also include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, and parachutes.
This year’s winners present a gorgeous array of images highlighting the rapid aesthetic evolution occurring in the nascent field of drone photography.
Spanning six general categories, including Abstract, Nature and Urban, the competition this year received 4,500 entries from 107 countries. The overall Photographer of the Year award went to Polish photographer Jacek Deneka. His shot, entitled A Shoal of Colorful Fish, captured a group of cross-country skiers from above.
While many of the winning images offer the typical modern drone shots, other shots suggest more interesting experimentation. From playing with the sun’s shadows, to exciting lateral angles, the competition highlights a continuing evolution in the art of drone photography.
Particularly compelling highlights from the expansive selection of commended and highly commended images include a spectacular night shot of Bangkok, and a stunningly composed snap of a war cemetery in France.