1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly … Read more

1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly … Read more

Porsche Gallery – Dynamic Photowerks

I gathered a selection of my favorite photos from most of my specific Porsche photo shoots going back to the beginning of my shooting career. I am very grateful for already having the opportunities to photograph such a diverse number of cars from one of my all-time favorite brands. Amazingly, all of these Porsche shoots have been done IN Minnesota! Wha? All of this goodness in one state? 2017 Goal: Shoot a commissioned gig with a Porsche out of state.

Please enjoy this set of my favorite Porsche photographs to date:

FAA CERTIFIED

FAA Certified

Dynamic Photowerks is fully licensed by the FAA under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. We are proud to have passed all FAA requirements to commercially operate a UAS in the NAS (National Air Space). We are based in Minneapolis Minnesota but can pilot anywhere! dynamicphotowerks.com/video/

Part 107: The new rules for non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (UAS) operations – Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations – cover a broad spectrum of commercial uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. Here are the highlights of the new rule.

Operating Requirements
The small UAS operator manipulating the controls of a drone should always avoid manned aircraft and never operate in a careless or reckless manner. You must keep your drone within sight. Alternatively, if you use First Person View or similar technology, you must have a visual observer always keep your aircraft within unaided sight (for example, no binoculars). However, even if you use a visual observer, you must still keep your unmanned aircraft close enough to be able to see it if something unexpected happens.  Neither you nor a visual observer can be responsible for more than one unmanned aircraft operation at a time.

You can fly during daylight or in twilight (30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset, local time) with appropriate anti-collision lighting. Minimum weather visibility is three miles from your control station. The maximum allowable altitude is 400 feet above the ground, and higher if your drone remains within 400 feet of a structure. The maximum speed is 100 mph.

You can’t fly a small UAS over anyone who is not directly participating in the operation, not under a covered structure, or not inside a covered stationary vehicle. No operations from a moving vehicle are allowed unless you are flying over a sparsely populated area.

Operations in Class G airspace are allowed without air traffic control permission. Operations in Class B, C, D and E airspace need ATC approval. See Chapter 14 in the Pilot’s Handbook.

You can carry an external load if it is securely attached and does not adversely affect the flight characteristics or controllability of the aircraft. You also may transport property for compensation or hire within state boundaries provided the drone – including its attached systems, payload and cargo – weighs less than 55 pounds total and you obey the other flight rules.

You can request a waiver of most operational restrictions if you can show that your proposed operation can be conducted safely under a waiver.

Pilot Certification
To operate the controls of a small UAS under Part 107, you need a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS rating, or be under the direct supervision of a person who holds such a certificate (Pilot in Command).

You must be at least 16 years old to qualify for a remote pilot certificate, and you can obtain it in one of two ways:

  • You may pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center.
  • If you already have a Part 61 pilot certificate, other than a student pilot certificate, you must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and you must take a small UAS online training course provided by the FAA.

If you have a non-student pilot Part 61 certificate, you will immediately receive a temporary remote pilot certificate when you apply for a permanent certificate. Other applicants will obtain a temporary remote pilot certificate upon successful completion of a security background check. We anticipate we will be able to issue temporary certificates within 10 business days after receiving a completed application.

UAS Certification
You are responsible for ensuring a drone is safe before flying, but the FAA does not require small UAS to comply with current agency airworthiness standards or obtain aircraft certification.Instead, the remote pilot will simply have to perform a preflight visual and operational check of the small UAS to ensure that safety-pertinent systems are functioning properly.  This includes checking the communications link between the control station and the UAS. The UAS must also be registered.

Respecting Privacy
Although the new rule does not specifically deal with privacy issues in the use of drones, and the FAA does not regulate how UAS gather data on people or property, the FAA is acting to address privacy considerations in this area. The FAA strongly encourages all UAS pilots to check local and state laws before gathering information through remote sensing technology or photography.

As part of a privacy education campaign, the agency will provide all drone users with recommended privacy guidelines as part of the UAS registration process and through the FAA’s B4UFly mobile app. The FAA also will educate all commercial drone pilots on privacy during their pilot certification process; and will issue new guidance to local and state governments on drone privacy issues. The FAA’s effort builds on the privacy “best practices” (PDF) the National Telecommunications and Information Administration published last month as the result of a year-long outreach initiative with privacy advocates and industry.  

HRE Performance Wheels – Porsche 918 Spyder

Over the summer of 2016 I was hired by HRE Wheels to photographer a special car here in Minnesota. The car is a Porsche 918 Spyder. While only 918 were ever made, three of them are here in MN and all owned by a single owner. This particular 918 I have photographed before while in its original blue state. The car has since gained many thousands of miles on the clock, HRE Wheels, and a matte black Martini vinyl wrap.

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North We Go

I worked on a small project for one of the family’s businesses named Way To Go Canoe Outfitting up in Ely Minnesota. Ely is known as the canoe capital of the world because it is the gateway to the 1 Million acre wilderness area called The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. My parents have been helping people accomplish fun camping/fishing trips up there for nearly 40 years. After re-launching a new outfitting business just a couple years ago, they needed to start some marketing content projects with some drone footage.

Day one started by loading up the towboat with canoes, gear, and happy canoers. We found a nice spot on a local lake to start the footage rolling. High winds didn’t make it easy to get perfect footage but we managed to secure some great stuff anyway thanks to the stability of the DJI.

Day two started at 4:45AM before the sun rose. We got on the lake just in time to catch the sun rise above the horizon and captured some fantastic footage on the glassy water. Golden hour sunlight made for the best footage of the project, hence why I used it for the first video (See below). However, there is more on the way soon.

Mobile launch pad:

Drone launch platform

Team Hway:Team Hway

Hover Mode:DJI Phantom 3 Pro hovering Josh and drone Josh and Drone

5AM sunrise 5am on the lake Mission accomplished

 

 

North We Go

I worked on a small project for one of the family’s businesses named Way To Go Canoe Outfitting up in Ely Minnesota. Ely is known as the canoe capital of the world because it is the gateway to the 1 Million acre wilderness area called The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. My parents have been helping people accomplish fun camping/fishing trips up there for nearly 40 years. After re-launching a new outfitting business just a couple years ago, they needed to start some marketing content projects with some drone footage.

Day one started by loading up the towboat with canoes, gear, and happy canoers. We found a nice spot on a local lake to start the footage rolling. High winds didn’t make it easy to get perfect footage but we managed to secure some great stuff anyway thanks to the stability of the DJI.

Day two started at 4:45AM before the sun rose. We got on the lake just in time to catch the sun rise above the horizon and captured some fantastic footage on the glassy water. Golden hour sunlight made for the best footage of the project, hence why I used it for the first video (See below). However, there is more on the way soon.

Mobile launch pad:

Drone launch platform

Team Hway:Team Hway

Hover Mode:DJI Phantom 3 Pro hovering Josh and drone Josh and Drone

5AM sunrise 5am on the lake Mission accomplished

 

 

Aston Martin DB11 – Private Reveal

I was invited to the private, invite only, DB11 sneak peek reveal at a top secret location here in MN today. This new DB11 is one of four making the rounds to different private showings around the world. DB11 production doesn’t start until June. It was a great pleasure to get to see this pre-production model in the metal this far before it goes into production. Shout out to Morries Luxury Auto and Scott for the invite. Thank you!

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Road Trip With The Astonishing GT4

One company I have the pleasure of working closely with is the Auto Vault in Eagan Minnesota. The Auto Vault is unique in that they bring some very cool opportunities to both the car community and to anyone who has an interest in luxury/exotic cars. Mischa, the owner of AV, makes a point to always have some of the greatest cars available to experience in a variety of ways through his company. From one day rentals to track experiences to ‘Fantasy Drive’ which let you experience all five of the cars over the span of a weekend on some great roads!

Having formed a trustworthy relationship with AV, Mischa was gracious enough to lend me my personal favorite car of the bunch, the Porsche Cayman GT4, for a weekend! I decided to take it up to my hometown of Ely Minnesota and hit every great road between here and there. Results:

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