Building on the business I was fortunate enough to make a few purchases this year ranging from lighting, audio equipment , a new printer, a few hard drives, and most excitingly a drone. When most people make investments it is to see a return or profit, on the flip side I like to think that any investments made on my end are essentially tools that helps me create. Although I have not dedicated much time into doing some in depth reviews however, I manage to test out some the new gadgets. I am particularly excited about getting the DJI Mavic Pro because this broadens my horizon opening the door into subjects such as aerial photography, and making some “Kick Ass Work” as photographer Chase Jarvis would say, ultimately increasing my production value. For months I was truly undecided on what to make a purchase on, a drone or stabilizer.
The DJI Ronin was another spectacle I wanted to get my hands on. After reaching out to a couple of friends they were all leaning towards investing in the stabilizer so what did I do, I got the drone and oh my am I happy with my decision lol. I wanted the Mavic Pro so bad I could taste it, but I knew I couldn’t justify spending $1000 especially when I did not have the money. To make a long story short, as a late Christmas gift my wife gave me $500 bucks and said spend it on whatever you want, boy did that make my day. Here’s what officially sold me on getting the Mavic. One day, I headed to my BJ’s Wholes to pick up some groceries after entering the store I noticed as sign in the electronic department that read “DJI Mavic Drone, $589. I thought to myself there is no way, in BJ’s? Boy was I puzzled! Even at the reduced price this drone still retails around $800/900. I inspected it over and over my eagerness got the best of me, I then took the sign over to customer service to inquire. To my surprise not only was it true, but I was informed that it was the very last one in stock. “I’ll Take” was my reply. All I can remember leaving the store calling my good friend and fellow photographer StevieD sounding like a little kid yelling “I got the Drone” I almost forgot the groceries I am partly embarrassed to even share this story but man I was excited. So now that I have shared my story and enthusiasm please enjoy this short clip I put together using the DJI Mavic Pro, “Vertigo Effect”
Oh yeah, not to mention a few days into flying the drone I crashed it : (