Author: Cameron Stotz

Native of San Diego, CA - Now living in Des Moines, IA. Photography has always been my hobby. This is a place to store and showcase some of my work.

Iowa State Fair Aerial

It’s state fair time in Iowa!  Probably one of the largest, well known fairs across the country at that. The Iowa State Fair comes to town every August, and lasts just a little over a week!  While I do not condone flying over the crowded fairgrounds, I was able to capture this remote image from a distance. I used a tilt shift filter in Photoshop to give it “model” like look.

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Iowa Summer Sunsets

Here are a few more aerial sunsets. This is the perfect time of year to fly in Iowa (mid-summer). It’s time for the state’s annual RAGBRAI bike ride, and the Indianola Hotair Balloon Festival; The Hotair Balloon Classic. I take advantage of the low winds to get out and capture some great images of our midwest views.

A Busy Year

This has been such a busy year. I’ve been neglecting this blog for way too long. I’m going to make a plan to start checking in more often and providing some updates.

I’ve been traveling a lot for work : California, Denver, Dubuque, Moline, and two weeks in the UK (Exeter, Langar, Nottingham and London). I have yet to process all of the photos, but I will; I promise.

I’ve been doing a lot of aerial work as well lately, honing my skills. The FAA recently announced Part 107, giving us remote pilots a certification to make things 100% legal and legit. As a private pilot, a part 61 holder, I have an express path to certification but it will require a biennial flight review and a medical checkup; along with a TSA background check and some FAA forms. I plan on getting this as soon as it’s released, in September.

Here is a project that I’ve been working on with the City of Urbandale. This is the 100th Street bridge project; a makeover lasting the better part of a year now.

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Des Moines Sculpture Park

We had some friends in town last weekend, and decided to have an amazing brunch at Americana – Highly Recommended!  Directly across the street from Americana is the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Downtown Des Moines. A great place to burn off a few calories from brunch; be sure to check it out if you are visiting Des Moines!