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Favourite photos from 2017

By - Richard - 5th January 2018

In 2017, we made a pledge to post a new photo on Instagram every single day.

This became really addictive. It was simple enough to take behind the scenes stills from shoots we were on, but we needed to have more variety in our output. This is where the drone really came into its own.

Primarily we use our drones for aerial filming. In the last year – largely due to the instagram challenge – we got into aerial photography in a big way.

We would often undertake flights solely for the intention of shooting stills.

In August 2017, we invested in the Canon 1DX Mark 2 camera and started taking a lot more landscape photography.

By sticking to this Instagram pledge, the content we’ve generated over the past 12 months has been invaluable.

We now have a whole series of photos which we can promote across all of our social media channels. The photos have been useful to show to clients and have been used in pitches. We’re also able to use the content to generate revenue on stock photography websites.

We’ve pulled together 12 of our favourite photos taken in Scotland in 2017.

1) Cramond Stones, Edinburgh

2) Sunrise over the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh

3) The Queen’s View, Perthshire

4) The Edinburgh skyline from above Stockbridge

5) Portobello beach in Edinburgh at sunrise

6) Sunset in the Scottish Borders

7) The Cairngorms

8) Sunrise over the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh

9) Threipmuir Reservoir in Edinburgh at sunrise

10) Sunrise from the top of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh


About the Author

Richard Nicholls - Managing Director

Before launching Swift Films, Richard worked as a broadcast TV director and editor, working on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

A multi-skilled and technically-minded filmmaker, Richard is equally at home coming up with creative concepts as he is on location filming or pulling footage together in the edit suite.

Richard is a member of Independent Producers Scotland and has a love of cats, football, chocolate and Film Noir (in that order).