Sometimes, you encounter a moment when you just have to stop what you're doing and take it all in. This is what happened when we were on our way to work one early morning and came across the breathtaking beauty of the scenery along the Chester River in Chestertown.
A thick fog lay heavy over the river as relatively cool air hovered above the warmer water of the river. The sun had just crested the horizon and its rays were being diffused by the dense fog, giving it a soft warm glow. It was quiet, the thick fog obscuring all noise except the sound of the engine of a local waterman's boat heading out to harvest oysters. Even the sound of cars crossing the metal drawbridge span of the Chester River bridge was absorbed by the fog, giving the surrounding area an eerily quite feel. The schooner Martha White was enveloped in the mist, making it seem as if, rather than floating on water,it was floating on a cloud.
Upon seeing this view, we turned the car around and immediately put the drone in the air to capture aerial photography and videography of th fog covered landscape. Needless to say, having deviated from our commute, we were late to work.
It was worth it.
by Sam Shoge
Sam Shoge founded Shore Studios in the spring of 2017 to capture photography and videography of the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake lifestyle from new, aerial perspectives. Using sophisticated drone technology, Shoge is passionate about bringing a new dimension to storytelling regarding what makes the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay so special.
Shore Studios was honored to receive the ‘Best New Business of the Year’ award at the annual Excellence in Business Award Gala held by the Kent County Chamber of Commerce at the Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown. Click to read more.
Washington College Admissions, seeking an engaging, creative video to help recruit future students, reached out to Shore Studios to produce a video capturing their vibrant campus and student body. Watch the video and see how WC is leveraging our creative content by clicking the story.
NASA’s DEVELOP reached out to Shore Studios to use one of our drone videos of a local, Eastern Shore farm in a new video they developed. Click the story to watch their video and to learn how they discovered our company.
With Shipyard Creek to the East and prime farmland to the West, it’s easy to believe that this waterfront listing, nestled in dense woods, is truly away from it all. Click the post to see more of this wooded refuge.
I’m incredibly excited to announce that one of my drone photos of Downrigging Weekend 2017 was selected by Chesapeake Bay Magazine as a “2018 Best of the Bay” photo contest winner. Click the post to learn more and to see the award winning photo.
The Chestertown Marina is in the final stages of construction and, according to Chestertown Mayor Chris Cerino, is 90% complete. Click “Read More” to see engaging photos of the marina transformation, watch an interview with Mayor Chris Cerino, and learn more about this exciting project.
We teamed up with Justinian Dispenza from Andover Media to create a mini-documentary for Washington College Men’s Lacrosse. Shooting this documentary allowed Shore Studios and Andover Media to get access to not only coaches, but players, parents, and alumni. Click here to learn more and to watch the five episodes.
What’s not to love about this beautiful home located on the 13th fairway of the Chester River Yacht & Country Club? Enjoy views of the manicured golf course from the pool, hot tub, or screened porch. Click here to see interior and aerial photography of this golf course listing.
This haven along the banks of Fairlee Creek, just 15 minutes away from historic downtown Chestertown, has a little bit of everything. Click here to see aerial photography and a drone highlight video of this waterfront listing.
I'm so proud to announce my drone photo "Chestertown: Through the Fog and Ice" received the 'People's Choice' award at RiverArts' August Juried Photography Exhibition. Click the story to read about how I captured this photo and watch a video of me talking about drone photography.