Energy Efficiency

I often find a new subject to study and quickly become obsessed with it for a fleeting time. That’s what happened with drones and it appears to be starting with energy efficiency. I was lucky enough to attend a commissioning and energy management conference – CxEnergy 2020 as a photographer and quickly became entranced by […]


Drone Energy Use

I have literally not received this question once so, I didn’t feel comfortable putting this in my FAQ section but I did want to address the energy usage of drones in recreational use. Of course, there has been much said and written about the energy use of drones in package delivery proposals, like those put […]


Special Events Footage

Lots of folks want to use drones to capture aerial footage of important events as we’ve discussed. Whether that be a proposal, wedding, girls weekend, or a weirdly optimistic funeral, documenting important events is half the reason drones are even popular.   Logistically though, it can be a challenge to work with folks to plan your special event if they’re not […]


My Shitty Boyfriend

I decided to propose to my boyfriend, with help from a drone. It was a perfect plan. I knew that every Wednesday he went to a park on the west side for a fitness boot camp from 5-6:30 and then went with the boot camp group to a nearby bar for trivia. It was his […]


Hummus

This isn’t about a drone, it’s just a great hummus recipe.  Hummus is a great source of protein, is an endlessly adaptable recipe, and it’s always welcome at a party.  I start with soft chick peas – either canned in water, or dry and soaked in water overnight – in the food processor with olive oil and tahini or […]



NeverDroner

I’ve been travelling camera-less for decades. I have been capturing – with my brain – smells, feelings, relationships, textiles, and sounds. As a child, I watched a sunset. It was so warm and bright and majestic. I had faith in it. It told me everything I need to know about the world.  I took a […]


Grant Park, 2008

Watching newly elected American President – first of our race – Barack Obama, hearing his words as he assuaged American doubt that we are a place where all things are possible, reminding us that the dreams of our founders still lives and that we were a part of it, firmly cementing our place in the […]


Drone Wedding

My husband and I got married alone on the basin of a crater lake in the rural west region of Cameroon. To get there, we, then enfianced, took a bush taxi from village to town where we found motorbike taxis. The motorbike taxis took us to a toll point. From there we hiked four hours, […]


Machu Picchu

One look at Machu Picchu and it’s no wonder that it’s one of the most visited of the Seven Wonders of the World. Five days after leaving Cusco, I reached the end of the Inca Trail and literally lost my breath – the first time that week not due to altitude adjustment – as I […]