Award-Winning Travel Photographer and Drone Expert
Chase Guttman is an award-winning travel photographer, drone expert, author, writer, lecturer and social media influencer. Three-time recipient and first American to win Young Travel Photographer of the Year, a prestigious international competition judged by museum curators and magazine editors, Guttman was named a World’s Top Travel Photographer by Condé Nast Traveler, a Rising Star by Instagram and won the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration—a lifetime achievement level honor. His recent book, The Handbook of Drone Photography, was one of the first written on the topic and received critical acclaim from publications such as Travel + Leisure, The Telegraph, Business Insider, The Daily Mail and the New York Post, among others.
Named a 3 Best Travel Photography Blogger by USA Today, Guttman is a frequent contributor to the New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Family Travel and Light Stalking. He has been published in National Geographic Publications, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, Photo District News, The Guardian, CNN, BBC, ESPN and more.
Guttman has lectured at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, The National Arts Club and B&H. His photographic advice has been spotlighted in numerous global publications, he’s led workshops overseas and has taught travel and drone photography courses for the New York Institute of Photography, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and the School of the New York Times.
The Manhattan Borough President opened his solo exhibition in New York City when he was just 16 years old and he since had his work shown at the esteemed Royal Geographical Society as well as Photo Beijing, Saint James Cavalier, the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site and Calumet Gallery to name a few.
With over 60,000 engaged followers in his social media community, Guttman is an influencer who was named an Emerging Voice by Instagram and was placed on the platform’s exclusive Suggested Users List.
The former Chief of Photography for a drone research and development lab, Guttman is an insured and FAA licensed drone pilot. With five years of flying experience, he founded Heightened Visions, LLC, a drone photography, cinematography and education company.
Guttman’s client list includes Procter & Gamble, Intel, GoPro, ESPN, The Dallas Morning News, Fodor’s Travel Publications, Tauck Tours, The Kingdom of Swaziland, Sofitel, Relais & Châteaux and Luxury Collection properties.
During his travels to five continents, all 50 U.S. states, and 76 countries, he’s ridden ostriches, dove with great white sharks and heli-hiked, sleeping in ice hotels and on swamp platforms and consuming everything from whale blubber to a drink garnished with a severed human toe along the way.