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The Best Way to Get Into FPV Drones – Photography Article

Drones are great tools for photography and video, but with technology changing at such a rapid pace, racing drones (FPV) are becoming much more popular and in demand for commercial work. It can be a little overwhelming to learn this technology all at once, so I am here to help you with your first setup. All it took for me was one hands-on experience with a couple FPV guys to realize this type of droning was going to be a lot harder than I…

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Fstoppers Reviews the DJI Smart Controller – Photography Article

The smart controller merges a CrystalSky monitor with a regular controller to offer an all-in-one package. This solution is effective and comes with interesting features. Disclosure: DJI provided a smart controller for this review. I used it intensively for several months before writing this independent review. Here is my honest feedback, but feel free to add your remarks in the comment section. Inside the Box As usual with DJI, the packaging is nicely done, and the box contains the following…

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New Drone Prototype Compresses Itself to Squeeze Through Small Spaces Mid-Flight – Photography Article

With the popularity and accessibility of drones in recent years for everything from music videos, to photography, and even parcel delivery, designers are continuing to come up with creative ways in which to use them. Now, researchers have created a drone that shrinks mid-flight so it can squeeze through small spaces. The team at UC Berkeley’s High Performance Robotics Laboratory (HiPeRLab) are behind the new invention. They have released a new video of their creation in action. For now, it’s…

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Chinese ‘Killer’ Drones Are Falling Out of Style in the Middle East – Aerial Photography Article

Chinese ‘Killer’ Drones Are Falling Out of Style in the Middle East  The National Interest Online China’s CH-4 killer drone appears to be falling out of favor with some of its major operators. The Iraqi air force is down to just one operational CH-4 out of a fleet … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email China drone military Security technology This is only a snippet of a Aerial…

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Russian drone Okhotnik makes maiden flight – Aerial Photography Article

Russian drone Okhotnik makes maiden flight  DW (English) The Russian Federation has developed a drone capable of flying up to 5000 kilometers (3100 miles). The project had been veiled in secrecy but the ministry has … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email drone maiden flight russia This is only a snippet of a Aerial Photography Article written by edupin Source link

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IRGC to Test VTOL Military Drone – Aerial Photography Article

IRGC to Test VTOL Military Drone  Tasnim News Agency TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian military commander unveiled plans for testing a vertical take-off and landing military drone by the Islamic Revolution Guards … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share Pin Email drone IRGC military test to vtol This is only a snippet of a Aerial Photography Article written by edupin Source link

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Aerial Work July 2019 – Skylark Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Aerial work July 2019 for Skylark Aerial Photography has been very varied and busy. Aerial survey, roof inspection, TV filming, property shoots, commercial property shoots, boat cruises, holiday cottage shoots to property developments. Variety is what it is all about for Skylark Aerial Work July 2019. We are also pleased to see that the aerial survey work is now making up at least 50% of the workload, with another contract signed for more national water pipeline survey. Some of which…

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500px Blog » Top cameras and lenses for different styles of photography – Photography Article

The last few years have brought a wave of transformation in the field of digital photography, from the emergence of high-quality smartphone cameras to the mirrorless revolution. With so many options available to rent or buy, it’s an exciting time to be a photographer. Trends come and go, but great cameras and lenses stick around and leave their mark. Here’s a look at just eight pieces of gear that prove their worth time and again. If your specialty is landscape…

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Process for Planning an Aerial Portrait Shoot – Photography Article

I have been shooting aerial photography for years now, but have never really shared much of my process when it comes to creating images. Here is a quick look at what sometimes goes into a simple photo of mine. Idea/Inspiration As the creator, it all starts with a blank canvas. Our ideas come from things we’ve seen, known, and experienced. Using a camera, we can look at the world from a certain perspective, determine what we want to photograph, and perceive it in…

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This is a Drone Hyperlapse of the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse – Photography Article

Photographer and astronomer Matt Robinson was in Chile for the only total solar eclipse of 2019 on July 2nd, and he managed to capture the total eclipse in a drone hyperlapse. Robinson shot the imagery with the Hyperlapse setting on his DJI Mavic Pro 2. “I wasn’t sure if it was going to work but I didn’t want to use it manually because I wanted to watch what was my first-ever eclipse,” Robinson tells PetaPixel. “Around 10 minutes before totality,…

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DJI Launch Complaint Against the BBC for Their Portrayal of Drones in Recent Programs, Call It ‘Sensationalist’ – Photography Article

DJI, one of the world’s leading drone manufacturers, has formally lodged a complaint against the BBC for a pair of “biased” programs they aired on drone safety. DJI claim the broadcaster included little of the information they provided for the programs, and that the shows were sensationalist by focusing on high-risk incidents like the Gatwick Airport drone crisis. The two programs in question are BBC Panorama’s “The Gatwick Drone Attack”, and BBC Horizon’s “Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones,” that aired on…

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Moment is Making an Anamorphic Lens for Drones – Photography Article

Most feature films are shot with anamorphic lenses. That’s why, when we see this type of shot on YouTube, we call it “cinematic”. It’s going to be available for your drone soon. Get ready, it’s going to be incredible.  Moment launched high-quality lenses for smartphones. They started it’s development with Kickstarter, and expanded the range of lenses from there. They released the Anamorphic lens last year, which has gorgeous flares and works seamlessly with their well-developed smartphone apps.  They’ve shot…

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Pro Photographer’s First Experience With Drones: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro – Photography Article

Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer from England and Director of Acufocal London. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master’s by Research. In 2015 Robert’s work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities’ photography degree syllabuses. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n; n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′;n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’,’//connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘938393452883301’); fbq(‘track’, “PageView”);(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs =… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Robert K Baggs Source link

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DJI Makes Formal Complaint Against BBC Over ‘Biased’ Drone Coverage – Photography Article

Drone maker DJI—the self-proclaimed “world leader in civilian drones”—has lodged a formal complaint against the BBC over two different pieces of investigative reporting on drones and drone safety. The complaint surrounds two programs: BBC Panorama’s “The Gatwick Drone Attack” that aired on April 15th, and BBC Horizon’s “Britain’s Next Air Disaster? Drones,” that aired July 1st. The first focused on a well-publicized incident at Gatwick Airport where drones forced the airport to close, costing millions and leading to a military…

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Moment Unveils the World’s First Anamorphic Lens for Drones, and More – Photography Article

Smartphone lens maker Moment has been branching out more and more. From filters, to camera apps, to fanny packs, the company’s high-quality smartphone lenses have opened the door to a variety of products, and today they’re kicking that door wide open by announcing a line of lenses and filters for drones. Perhaps the biggest departure from the company’s original smartphone-shooter target market, the announcement comes after years of planning and many requests from Moment users. Unveiled through the brand’s fifth…

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Florida Swimmers Scared Out of Water In Stunning Drone Image – Photography Article

Drones often give us a new perspective, but a Florida dad was stunned to see what his DJI Mavic 2 Pro captured while he was recording his children swimming in shallow waters. Flying his drone above New Smyrna Beach off the central east coast of the Sunshine State, Dan Watson noticed a large black shadow approaching the area where his children were swimming. The professional photographer forgot about his camera gear for the moment and immediately shouted to his children and two other…

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Flying Your Drone from a Boat – Aerial Photography Article

Drone photographs captured over water are filled with drama and never-before-seen views of the planet around us. We see marine life, shoreline, and the spectacle of contrasting elements.  Flying a drone from a boat is especially challenging and requires a great deal of care and pre-consideration if you don’t want to say goodbye to your DJI investment.Coordination between crew-members is vital when flying from an ocean vessel where swells and currents may not be obvious.We have flown from boats and…

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Photographer Using Drone Spots Shark Approaching His Family – Photography Article

During a family outing to the beach last week, photographer Dan Watson decided to take his drone up for a little aerial photography practice—and it’s a good thing he did. While framing up a photo of his family splashing around near the shore, he spotted a large shadow swimming right towards them. It only took him a split second to realize that the shadow was a shark, and start yelling for his family to get out of the water. All…

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Video Captured by Micro Drone Shows Massive Protest in Hong Kong – Photography Article

The ongoing protest in Hong Kong attracted more than one million people last week to demand the withdrawal of a highly controversial law that would allow local citizens to be extradited to China. The heated demonstrations were filmed by a local pilot with the help of a micro-drone. Despite the withdrawal of the extradition bill by the local government, the crowd continue to pressure the political system fearing that mainland China will continue to erode the legal system inherited from…

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Utterly Mesmerizing Video of World’s Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker Shot With a DJI Drone – Photography Article

Aerial photography company Timelab Pro have released a breathtaking video of the world’s biggest nuclear icebreaker ship ploughing its way through frozen waters. Consuming ungodly amounts of photography content as I do on a daily basis, as a photographer, writer, and editor at Fstoppers, I am the first to admit I can get a little jaded. I’m often sent time-lapses that are good, but I now require them to be bona fide works of art never before seen for me…

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Scientists Are Using Drones to Study Tornadoes – Photography Article

Tornadoes are notoriously hard to predict and to study, but better understanding the complex processes that lead to their formation is crucial to providing the sort of advance notice needed to save lives. Researchers in Project TORUS are turning to drones to better study these dangerous storms. Project TORUS, short for Targeted Observations by RADARs and UAS of Supercells, is using drones to help study the complex airflow and meteorological parameters around tornadic storms. Getting real-time data from such storms…

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How to Shoot Epic Drone Photos – Photography Article

Aerial photography is a different game than photographing from the ground. It’s much more difficult and slower to make a composition and you have to think of all kinds of rules and limitations to get your shot. However, drones opened up many new angles and possibilities when it comes to photography. I love new technology and I love drones. I mainly use the small drones (Mavic 1 Pro, Mavic 2 Pro) because they’re easy to bring with me in my…

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The Cinematic Drone Revolution: This New Racing Drone Puts DJIs to Shame – Photography Article

Must-see footage has been released depicting the advancement, and likely future, of drone videos. Directly comparing the DJI Phantom 4 Drone with the new FPV drone, the latter is leagues above, providing cinematic footage, at high speeds, and with zero limits. YouTuber Mathieu Stern had two different pilots navigate their drones around the same three settings, challenging them to record the best possible footage. The two first fly their drones through a field, before taking to forest, and later a river.…

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Drunk Droning is Now Illegal in Japan – Photography Article

If you’re planning to do any drone photography in Japan, make sure you stay away from alcohol. The country has just outlawed drunk droning, making it an offense that’s punishable by up to a year in prison. Japan’s parliament passed the law on Thursday in an effort to exert more government control and oversight over drones, which have exploded in popularity around the world in recent years. If you’re caught flying drunk and your drone weighs over 7 ounces (200g),…

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Seven Tips to Get Cinematic Drone Footage – Photography Article

Here’s a short video from Joey Helms that hits some great points on how to achieve more cinematic drone shots. Almost all of these points hold true for any photography or video shoot.Whether you’re a drone pilot, or film photographer this short video has some useful points about how to approach any shoot and get better looking video or images. The first four can be directly related to all video and still photography shoots. Probably the most important is Variety.…

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DJI Drone Photography – Blur vs. Focus – Aerial Photography Article

DJI has created an entirely new sector of working photographers. These are aerial drone photographers, many of whom are trying to raise their skill level with a yearning to earn a few dollars or establish a new career.  The DJI Phantom, Mavic, and Inspire lineup of drones has made aerial camera placement and operation an uncomplicated process. What is not so simple yet is the basic understanding of photography.  Some of the fundamentals, like types of blur & focus, are…

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Creative Aerial Photography: Photoshop Time-lapse – Photography Article

As I continue to add content to my YouTube channel, I thought it would be fun to try something new and screen-record myself while doing an edit. During this process I remembered the importance of trying edits like this  to familiarize myself with the programs I use on a day to day basis. In 2016 I was always pushing myself to get out and shoot with my drone. That ended up being one of the best choices I had ever made…

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Image Size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 for Drone Photography? – Aerial Photography Article

Image size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 – there is plenty of uncertainty around this particular camera menu setting in the DJIGo4 app. What do all those numbers mean, and which is our wise option? The app menu name image size may be misleading in itself, as it might be assumed by the drone operator that the larger numbers mean a larger image size. This is not the case. For instance, 16:9 is the smallest file size recorded of the options below.In…

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Polarizer Filters for DJI Drone Photography? Maybe Not. – Aerial Photography Article

    Filters on drones – this is a hot topic in the drone forums, and often clouded with misinformation. The use and effects of filters should be understood before adding additional glass to the front of your lens. In drone photography, we have a slightly different set of challenges than tripod-based photographers when it comes to filters.During the film and chemical days, we used a variety of filters in front of our lens, behind the lens, in front of our studio…

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New Orleans’ Best Drone Company Has Great News! – Aerial Photography Article

15 Feb New Orleans’ Best Drone Company Has Great News! As New Orleans’s best drone company, we have a few things to tell you about the new and exciting opportunities for drones! Photographers have been taking cameras into the air almost as long as cameras have existed. Some photographers hovered above in hot air balloons while others hooked their cameras up to kites with electrical charges to release the shutter. Birds would even be utilized until aircraft were invented. Today,…

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