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Eyes Over the World: Aerial Photo Secrets from Around the Globe

Eyes Over the World: Aerial Photo Secrets from Around the Globe

Editor’s Note: Getting an aerial perspective on your subject is terrific, but it doesn’t guarantee that the resulting photograph will be interesting or engaging. Drone photographer Dirk Dallas knows what it takes to capture an image that stops viewers in their tracks, and his new coffee-table compilation of drone photos, “Eyes Over the World,” is […]
Drone Imaging 101

Drone Imaging 101

There’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular. They are more affordable than ever, and more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It involves some studying, knowledge of and complying with the regulations, and (most important) a lot of […]

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Must Watch! Programming Precision Aerobatics [VIDEO]

Must Watch! Programming Precision Aerobatics [VIDEO]

The drone gurus from the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich are at it again! This time the lab–founded in 2012 and led by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza–has created a drone that can fly incredibly graceful aerobatics. Watch the video, then read below to see how they did it! From the Robotics and […]
10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

I love everything about editing video: the software, the equipment, and how you can spend 40 hours working to get a 3-minute piece just right. When it comes down to it, I realize what I love most is the look on other people’s faces when they watch my work. Whether you’re an up-and-coming freelance editor […]

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NYC Drone Film Festival Winners

NYC Drone Film Festival Winners

The New York City Drone Film Festival’s mission is to help progress the art of aerial cinematography and storytelling using drones. Congratulations to all the #NYCDFF winners!   2019 #NYCDFF WINNERS CINEMATIC FPV CATEGORY & BEST IN SHOW – MOABLASTER 2 – THE STORM by AIRBLASTR EXTREME SPORTS CATEGORY – GOOD MORNING by RICHARD PERMIN, […]
Your Film Could Win Big!

Your Film Could Win Big!

The 5th annual  NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL is now open for submissions. Now in its fifth year, the NYCDFF has established itself as a bridge between the art and technology communities, offering an international platform for drone filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work in front of the industry’s top professionals. […]

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Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

You might think that the folks at Polar Pro would know a thing or two about finding great long-exposure locations and capturing incredible images, and you’d be right. In this video, the PolarPro experts share their insider secrets to scouting long-exposure photo locations — great info or drone and ground-based photographers. Check it out! Read […]
Getting a Charger: How Many Watts Do You Need?

Getting a Charger: How Many Watts Do You Need?

One of the decisions you need to make before getting a new charger is how much power you need. Electrical power is measured in watts, and this is the key to figuring out how many amps your charger can provide for your charging needs. The formula for this is: watts/voltage = amps. To decide if a charger is […]

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Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Getting Great Aerial Shots Over Water

Very early on, I became fascinated with the possibility of using drones to create  island-wide panoramas and unique perspectives of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. I learned some hard lessons about how to research and prepare for each flight, when I would fly my drone into the very unforgiving environment of breaking waves, high winds, and […]
Farewell Good Organizers:  Why Dozens Are Leaving the Sport and Hobby

Farewell Good Organizers: Why Dozens Are Leaving the Sport and Hobby

Local organizers have been the backbone of the first-person-view (FPV) drone racing community since 2014. They have thrived as independent event organizers, sanctioned chapters, and regionally based leagues that built local series and qualifiers for larger organizations, entertainment shows, and international championships. Without local organizers, drone racing would be a brick building without the mortar […]
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