We’ve come a long way since the first aerial photograph was taken in a hot air balloon in 1858 by a French photographer and balloonist Nadar (aka Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). Now, everyone seems to be getting in on the aerial trend, from hobbyists that crash their UAV’s  in National Parks to professional wedding photographers giving another dimension to their offerings.

Aerial photography is now rapidly expanding thanks to more affordable technology like quadcopters. The FAA is still working on solidifying the rules and regulations around the use of drones, so before you fly, make sure that you are flying in a non restricted area.

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For those of you who are looking to expand your skills as a aerial cinema-photographer, the following informative video gives some great ideas of aerial flight maneuvers you can try with your quadcopter. Russell Brown from Adobe Systems demonstrates a variety of maneuvers from how to use motion to tell a story to the popular God’s Eye Shot in this 12:33 minute video that is sure to give you some ideas for your next flight.

Now, go grab that quadcopter and try out some of these maneuvers in your next aerial video production!

[Via ISO1200/Russell Brown on Vimeo]