Things Are Looking Down: Drone Photography by Rich Isaacman | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Things Are Looking Down: Drone Photography by Rich Isaacman

Martino Gallery, 2nd floor

Public Reception on Thursday, January 16 from 5:30 - 7 pm.

Rich Isaacman Drone Photography: 'Fireworks Clouds' in Northern Iceland

Exhibition Statement

Flying a drone is like having a portable skyscraper, offering striking vantage points and visual perspectives that are not otherwise available to earthbound viewers. Local photographer Rich Isaacman's drone explorations encompass ice on the Chesapeake and snow-covered farms; vertical views of Hawaii's coral reefs; and otherworldly panoramas of Iceland's fjords and volcanic landscapes.


(Left) Iceland, (Right) Kayaking, Drone Photography

Artist Bio

Rich Isaacman is the President of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis ( and a member of the Annapolis Arts Alliance and the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) . His work appears in about a dozen local gallery shows and exhibits every year, including the MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis and on the main concourse of BWI airport. He has been doing some of his photography from drones for the past two years and teaches drone photography classes at Maryland Hall. 

Rich's photographic experience stems from a love of travel: he has visited over 50 countries on 6 continents and makes photography a central part of his journeys. He took his first "serious" photos while living in Hawaii in the 1980's, a place that he returns to every year and that offers endless opportunities for striking images. Now, as he and his wife globe-trot, he tries to capture a sense of place as well those evocative moments that form our strongest memories.

Isaacman flew his drone around Maryland Hall to get aerial views of our building and surrounding neighborhood.

Take Your Own Drone Photos! 

Rich Isaacman is here to teach you what he knows about drone photography. Upcoming workshops include:

Drone Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Landscape and Drone Photo Editing
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm