Above Barbados Aerial Blog

Welcome to our aerial photography blog.

Above Barbados are licensed & insured aerial video & photography specialists. Utilising remote-controlled quadcopters / multi-rotor UAVs / drones.

May 3rd, 2021
Above Barbados are pleased to work in conjunction with the Barbados UAV Assocation (BUAVA) in offering drone training courses in Barbados. From complete beginner, through to specialist niches in the drone industry BUAVA can provide training at any level. Find out more at https://buava.bb/drone-training  
October 26th, 2017
The Barbados UAV Association (BUAVA) has been launched. We would urge all drone users, local and regional, to sign up to get your voice heard! Find out more at buahttps://buava.bbva.bb. The press release is given below :- We are pleased to announce the formation of the Barbados Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Association (BUAVA). Unmanned...
September 6th, 2017
news, legislation, law
"The public is advised that Government’s ban on the importation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones, remains in place until March 31, 2018." Source: https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/09/04/ban-on-importation-of-drones-remains-in-place/ Above Barbados Note...
October 15th, 2016
news, awards, industry, film
At the 2016 Barbados Film & Video Association awards, Above Barbados were awarded the inaugural Drone Film category award for our film Rising Forwards - Barbados at 50. We are honoured to receive this award and would like to thank the BFVA for recognising this genre and our work.  Aerial filming may be a relatively new area in the film...
March 20th, 2016
Recently, the Barbados Defense & Security released the following statement regarding drones in Barbados :- Public Notice Defence & Security, Prime Ministers Office Notice hereby given that effective April 1, 2016 there shall be no importation and licensing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)...
January 20th, 2016
tips, inspire, dji inspire, sea, water
At Above Barbados pretty much every other shoot we do involves flying drones over water, while it can be somewhat nerve wracking the first time, with some simple tips and common sense it becomes as routine land-based flights. Flying boat-to-boat (ie. launching from a moving chase boat to film another) or launching and flying from the same boat...
January 11th, 2016
dji, inspire, freedom, 360, virtual reality
In December 2015 Above Barbados were approached with the request to fly the Freedom 360 virtual reality filming rig. The rig, while becoming popular, is not supported by the Inspire with any form of mount or interface so it was going to be challenging to accomplish. Ever eager to fulfil and exceed client expectations, we set about testing......
January 5th, 2015
Above Barbados are pleased to announce our partnership with Kirk Watkins Photography. Kirk Watkins Photography are renowned experts in real estate and landscape photography delivering stunning photos of Barbados over the years. Find out more on their Facebook page. Above Barbados are specialists in aerial photography and video utilising...
October 1st, 2014
phantom, zenmuse, gopro
Along with a slick introductory video, details were launched yesterday of the long awaited GoPro Hero4 camera. Many of us already use the Hero3 and Hero3+ on our Phantoms so how will this new camera affect us? New Features for the GoPro 4 The main draw will be the Black version with it's 4k@30fps and 2.7k@50fps. Given the relatively...
March 12th, 2014
Utlising a 2-axis gimbal (in this instance the Zenmuse H2-3D) can mean a lot of horizon movement, along with a windy day this can result in quite a few shakes. To demonstrate the ability of Sony Vegas 9 and it's stabilisation we produced the following side-by-side comparison. As can be seen, it eliminates very well the small side-to-side...