Aldryn Estacio Lume Cube YouTube and Streamer Ambassador

Aldryn Estacio

Aldryn Estacio (@aldryn) is a self-described Family Man, UX & DesigNerd, YouTuber, Content Creator, GearHead, Techy and Documenter. Aldryn has a love for documenting people, places, and history around us. He strives to capture the unique point of view that comes with ariel photography. 

Aldryn Estacio and family holding youtube plaque

What made you want to become a photographer?

I’m obsessed with documenting life. It never really mattered to me about the gear I used, it was more just about documenting life.

Who are you inspired by?

Inspired by all the content creators out there pushing the limits and continuously hungry to grow. There are so many talented people out there and it’s amazing to see what’s being created.

If you weren’t a photographer? What would you be instead?

My core is a designer and I still work professionally as a user experience designer.

If you could only shoot with ONE lens-type for the rest of your life, which would it be? Fisheye, wide-angle, prime, zoom, macro, or a telephoto lens?

24-70 2.8 or equivalent depending on your camera. It’s just the perfect all-around range.

What is your go-to camera?

Sony a6600

How do you keep your photos fresh and new?

I always look for natural elements to help frame my shots. This is always changing and varies in each spot.

Congrats on the 100K on YouTube! Do you have any tips for people wanting to start their own channels?

It’s been said so many times before but ‘Just Post It’. You will grow your shooting style, gear, and editing over time. But you have to keep shooting, editing and posting to figure it out. There’s no real shortcut on youtube. You have to produce content that provides values to an audience.

What is your favorite thing about your YouTube channel?

Engagement with the community. Hearing how my videos have helped people with their first drone or camera.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee, sometimes wayyyy too much.

What’s your favorite photo you’ve taken and why?

The drone photo I took of a shipwreck here in San Diego. This really opened my eyes to how valuable drones can be to document history.

If you could photograph anything in the world (person, place, thing, etc), what would it be?

My list is way too long for this, but I would like to go back to Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea. I went there 9 years ago for my honeymoon but of course, drones weren’t really around yet. So as far as shooting at a meaningful spot, it would be those places.

You have reviewed a lot of Lume Cube gear, do you have a favorite light?

The Lume Cube Air is my favorite. It’s waterproof, simple, light and easy to use.

Where is the next place that you want to shoot with Lume Cubes at and how would you use the Cubes?

I would like to go to a place with waterfalls. I want to light up places at night and do more long exposures with my drones over high waterfalls and lighting it from all angles.

Describe your photography style in 5 words.

Simplistic, Natural, Creative and Balanced

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