San Gregorio Beach California - Aerial
Man and Drone

Charles Ragucci - Photographer, Creative Professional, and Camera Drone  Pilot 

I view the art of photography as a creative process, a mixing of reality, and my personal vision. As such, I often use the tools of modern photography – different cameras, lenses, filters, digital enhancement – to try to capture in an image the emotion I felt at the moment I tripped the camera's shutter.  

Photography is my passion in life. I have been taking photographs since the age of 14 when I bought my first 35mm Single Lens Reflex Camera. After that, I was hooked.   In high school and college, I continued to pursue my passion for photography by learning and shooting with a medium format camera,  twin-lens reflex film camera, and a 16 mm film camera along with developing black and white prints in the college darkroom.  Eventually, I began shooting weddings and portraits professionally.  My second passion in life is the outdoors as most of the photographs displayed in my gallery are of landscapes and outdoors.  Times have changed but my passion has not. 

Currently, I am also enjoying a passion for aerial photography.  The camera drone or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) has allowed me to capture an entirely new world and perspective.    

Examples of some of my aerial photography are available in Aerial Photography Gallery. Some of my artistic photography has been featured in Living The Photo Artistic Life  Magazine. 

Image credit of me above Francesca Ragucci 

Sunset Selfie

Hover and Flight

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