Richard Newstead has won awards and featured in exhibitions in the UK and has been working at Getty Images for the last 15 years.

He recently gained his Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilot’s licence and is now one of only 500 people in the world who can shoot commercially using drones.

Richard talks about his inspirations and his mantra for shooting stock.  He takes us from his original work in digital media in the 90s to shooting from a bird’s eye view.  Through the years, Richard always found himself looking for the highest point to shoot from and that’s what led him to shooting with UAVs.

Find out what goes into becoming a licensed pilot and the results of Richard’s aerial work so far. 

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