Blog // Drone

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer evening at Indiana University

I had the opportunity yesterday to capture a beautiful summer evening at Indiana University Bloomington via drone. This was the first time this summer I have been able to fly in nice weather. One item on my “to drone” checklist for campus is the various limestone features around campus. I got lucky and caught the duck atop Goodbody Hall highlighted in incredible evening sunlight (first image below).

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

A limestone duck with mortarboard sits atop Goodbody Hall on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The “AWS” stands for the Association of Women Students. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

The Herman B Wells Library, center, and School of Global and International Studies Building are pictured from the Arboretum on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Categories: Features | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe

The Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve at Lake Monroe is seen from the air near Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The peninsula is part of the Sycamore Land Trust. (Photo by James Brosher)

Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe is pictured from the air near Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Photo by James Brosher)

Categories: Travel | Tags: | Comments (0)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Bryan House at Indiana University

Last fall I had the opportunity to work on a project documenting the William Lowe and Charlotte Lowe Bryan House for a book about the history of the home. The residence, constructed in 1924 by IU’s tenth president, is the traditional home of the president of the university. This shoot was fascinating in part because I’m a huge fan of older homes: my wife and I own one about a mile away that predates Bryan House by four years.

Bryan House including the Tobias Pavilion and Prebys Amphitheater is pictured from the air on a fall day at Indiana University Bloomington on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Bryan House

Categories: Real Estate | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Indiana University Student Building clock tower

Back in the summer, I was tasked with showing Indiana University’s iconic Student Building clock tower in a new way for an IU Communications project. I lucked out and happened upon this beautiful evening. This photo was actually an outtake. It was a shot I wanted to get just before landing the drone, but it ended up being my favorite from the entire shoot. It’s an example of shooting something for myself just for the sake of personal creativity after I’ve gotten “the shot” the client wants.

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

The IU student building is pictured on a summer evening on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. During a building renovation in 1990, hot welding coals sparked a late-night fire completely destroying the tower and a number of custom-made bells from the Netherlands. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Categories: Features | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 IUPUI Regatta

This was my first year photographing the IUPUI Regatta. Established in 2009, the event is a half-mile canoe relay competition on the Canal Walk in downtown Indianapolis. My primary assignment was to capture drone stills and video footage, but I had the opportunity to capture a few photos from the ground level before driving back to Bloomington to cover an afternoon assignment later in the day.

IUPUI Regatta

IUPUI Regatta

Categories: Sports | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lake Ouachita, Arkansas

My wife and I spent the better part of last week houseboating on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas with our parents, my sister-in-law and her kids. The houseboat was provided by Dreamchaser Houseboat and Water Toy Rentals, which is owned by my wife’s aunt and uncle. This was the second year in a row I have been able to take part in her family’s tradition. It was a great bookend to what has been a summer full of fun – and highly visual – trips for us. The summer started with a road trip West and concluded with a week on the houseboat. I brought my DJI Phantom 3 4K drone along to capture the trip, but I don’t know if any camera can do the lake justice when it comes to capturing the beauty and serenity of the place.

Lake Ouachita

Categories: Multimedia, Travel | Tags: | Comments (0)