After visiting the Drone X show, I'm worried photographers aren't a priority for lawmakers

Drone X 2023 trade show at Excel
(Image credit: Future)

Yesterday I ventured out to the Excel in East London for Drone X, the trade show (which runs again today, September 27, if you're keen to go). There I spoke with representatives of the UK's aviation authority, and heard the government present its plan for drones. It was a worry. Not just for me, as a UK pilot, either – the UK's aviation authority, the CAA, cooperates and co-develops its plans with others like the FAA and EASA.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook