Oakland Drone Photography: The Town from Above

Oakland, California. “The Town” is home to some tremendous scenery that has long been overshadowed by its sister city, San Francisco. Here is an aerial tour of my Oakland Drone Photography gallery of one of my favorite places in the Bay.

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What Drone do I capture these shots with?

Below are some shots I was able to capture with my DJI Mavic Pro. If you are in the market for a drone, I highly recommend this drone to every and anyone. Lightweight, portable, durable, and excellent image quality. If you can’t afford this model, DJI makes other cheaper and still very effective models.

When is the Best Time to fly a Drone in Oakland?

It’s all based on perspective and style. For me and many others, about one hour or so before sunrise/sunset aka the golden hour, is the best time. The light isn’t too strong too overexpose your images, and some pleasing colors really start to shine in those time zones. Midday can be dull but it’s all based on your schedule and availability.

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Why should you visit Oakland?

Oakland is an energetic city of culture, food, and events. The city is great for any local or distant traveler as activities are diverse and food and drink options are abundant. Because it’s past has been rough, only the negative has been highlighted. Don’t sleep on Oakland.

Have any of these Oakland Drone shots caught your eye?

My photos are all available for sale. Just send me a message to order your favorite shot. If you would like to see more drone shots of the Bay Area or from around the world, click into the drone zone tab at the top section of this page. There are a lot to choose from. Hope you enjoy!

Need more information regarding the Bay Area?

Need more information regarding Oakland? More information about the Bay Area? Take a look at some of my other posts that dive a bit deeper into what the Bay Area offers to it’s visitors. Including Oakland but stretching out too San Francisco too. Below you will find some newer posts that hopefully can lead you to your next best memory while in the Bay.

North Beach: San Francisco

Fancy a place to capture the sunrise or sunset? Read on for my Top 5 Sunrise/Sunset Spots here

If you need to hire a Drone Operator or videographer for your next event, please reach out as I would love to capture your vision. If I can’t, someone on my team is most likely able and willing! Thanks for reading!

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