BERTI BENBANASTE

My interest in aerial photography began with the availability of modern day drones. The first time I flew a DJI Phantom 2 it helped me see the world from a different lens, from an elevated view of the world underneath me.  My fascination with colors and abstract patterns grew from that moment on. During my expeditions, I look for abstract art forms and qualities of minimalism.

 

The Drone Production and Cinematography class at the Academy of Art University introduced me to new form of media production that pushes the boundaries of photography, journalism and cinematography. 

After spending the last 15 years of my life in Charlottesville, New York, London, Barcelona, Paris and Istanbul, I moved to San Francisco and draw inspiration from this great city. I enjoy traveling into deep nature and exploring unique locations for my shots. I speak English, Turkish and Spanish.

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Flight Log

FAA 107 Certification Number: 4122547

Over 70 hours recorded flight time

Spain: Barcelona | Costa Brava | Mallorca | Menorca | Ibiza | Formentera                

USA: San Francisco | Los Angeles | Miami | Utah | Arizona | California                      

Turkey: Istanbul | Bozcaada | Bodrum

Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio | Uvita | Irazu Volcano | Limon

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Irazu Volcano - Costa Rica           

Cap Formentor, Mallorca - Spain

Grand Canyon - USA                        

Rocky Creek Bridge, Big Sur - USA

               Unique Flight Experiences

    Hardware and Visual Editing Software

Drones: DJI Inspire 2 | DJI Mavic 2 Pro | DJI Mavic

360 Cameras: Kodak | Ricoh Theta | Samsung | Insta360 | GoPro Fusion

Virtual Reality Headsets: Oculus Go | HTC Vive

Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro 

Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop |  Adobe Lightroom

VR Stitching: Mistika | Kolor | Kodak Pixpro | Insta360 Studio  

Graphic Editing: Adobe Illustrator 

Surveying and Mapping: DroneDeploy | Skycatch