Insight on Business

November 2015

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54 | I NSIGH T • N o v e m b e r 2 0 15 w w w . i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m P H O T O G R A P H S B Y C H R I S K N I G H T FINAL FRAME IT'S NOT A NEW SPECIES OF BIRD OR MOSQUITO. As the sun rose on a fashion photo shoot in Sheboygan, aerial photographer Christopher Knight took a shot of his drone making its ascent. Knight used the drone to provide behind the scenes images of the photo shoot. An RC hobbyist for more than a decade, Knight first took his photography airborne in 2012 and has been perfecting his cra ever since. His Instagram account — — has nearly 1,800 followers and features a wide-range of images. In addition to the sunrise photos, Knight also likes to engage his drone in light painting, where he flies the drone in the dark, capturing the streaking lights with a fixed camera on the ground. While certainly a serious hobbyist, Knight, also the founder and president of De Pere-based SparkNET, says there is a growing commercial demand for the imagery and aerial services that can be provided by drones. A lack of clear federal regulations has slowed things temporarily, but the torrent is coming, he says. For more on drones, see page 33. — Sean P. Johnson On the rise

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