Michael Leber

Michael Leber :: @drone_division_

Michael founded Drone Division in July 2016 when he realized the opportunity to pair his extensive trade industry background with his love of technology and drone operation. Michael’s early career was rooted in construction and masonry before he moved on to field operations in the oil & gas industry. It was there that he saw the significant number of ways in which drones could be used commercially, and Drone Division was born.

Michael started flying drones in early 2013 and it just consumed him, everyday that’s all he wanted to do. Then as the cameras started to get better on the drones he started learning about photography. All day he would watch YouTube videos and webinars to learn how to take photos. He never really had passion about anything in his life until he picked up a camera, it really changed his life.

Michael has been trying to get pictures of Pittsburgh completely covered in fog for about a year, every time he thought there would be fog there wasn’t. The day he took this was just complete luck, he had no idea the fog was going to be so thick. When he arrived at the spot he wanted to capture from there were a ton of photographers so he got the drone out and flew into the city. A few of them commented saying ” that’s not fair”…

“Being part of this galley is an honor really, I’m very hard on myself when it comes to my work so I never think it is good enough. For this organization to pick my photo to be in a gallery is amazing and I truly appreciate it.”

Michael would like to thank his Fiancé, she is his biggest support. If it wasn’t for her he would of never followed this dream.