Mike Butler – Architectural Photographer

Photography Projects


Here is a peek inside a new series of dramatic experimental lighting works. in this new series, I am combing several traditional ground-based lights with lighting rigged up on a drone. The drone-based lighting accents the mains perfectly and allows for a whole new level of creativity. I’ll be expanding on this in the future so really excited to see where it leads!

I had wanted to use “sky based” lighting for many years and considered helicopters and tethered balloons with a lighting gimbal but the costs and absolutely crazy logistics put that out of reach. Now with drones that can safely hover for enough time to capture an image, you have a whole new world of possibilities within reach. Using drone-based lighting for still images is not entirely new although combining with technical ground-based units I imagine is pretty cutting edge right now.

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