"As a content creator, I’m always looking for the latest tech that can take my content to the next level. Technology and the whole content creation industry are evolving so fast. So being able to always upgrade is important."
Thomas Lotter
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Thomas Lotter (@lotter_live) is a Berlin-based travel and lifestyle content creator with hundreds of thousands of followers. Shooting photos and videos that document nature, people, food and cars, Thomas is a passionate creative who's driven to document the globe.

Thomas' tech selects

Tech that’s made for content creation and traveling to far-flung regions of the world. These are Thomas’ favorite pieces of tech

What’s one of your go-to, or signature shots?

With the right conditions, a dronie (drone version of a selfie) can make for a really nice establishing shot for short films or an Instagram story. I usually go to the highest point and just send the drone away from me to give a real sense of scale and set the tone for the rest of the video.

What's an issue with tech that you come across as a content creator?

For me, I’m always traveling, so my needs in terms of production gear can change quite a lot too. For example: what I take to Iceland is very different to what I take to Bali. This is why Grover makes sense: I can rent the specific gear that I need for each trip and then return it afterwards.

Is there anything to be cautious of when shooting?

When using a drone, the helix (when the drone rotates around its subject) can be a very cool shot, especially when combined with a moving object. But, since the drone’s moving sideways, and they don’t usually have sensors on the sides, it can be a very dangerous maneuver. I’ve crashed a drone doing a helix myself, so I know what I’m talking about!

How to get a powerful opening shot on a drone

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