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Starting a Drone Service Business  – Ten fundamental steps to success

Starting a Drone Service Business – Ten fundamental steps to success

There are few events in your professional life more rewarding than starting your own business. The ability to take an idea and grow it into a thriving entity is a dream many people share. Unlike some business endeavors that require large amounts of capital or extensive training, drones offer a chance for anyone to become […]
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Night Photography 101

Once you receive your daylight waiver from the FAA, no doubt you will be anxious to exercise your hard-won privilege. Night-time aerial photography is a great way to begin your exploration into darkness while capturing some dramatic images that you can add to your portfolio. From a photographer’s perspective, the key difference between day and […]

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Free webinar: Improve Photogrammetric Workflow

Free webinar: Improve Photogrammetric Workflow

SimActive’s 8.6 version of its photogrammetry software Correlator3D has many new features, such as the use of intensity data from LAS files for image registration, the ability to improve mosaic seamlines with a DSM and the support of  DJI sun sensors. This free, 1-hour webinar will teach users how to: – Use LiDAR intensity for […]
Amazing Aerials: Pro photography advice from the world’s best

Amazing Aerials: Pro photography advice from the world’s best

Aerial photos and videos produced using drones has developed into a major industry. There are literally thousands of enthusiasts snapping digital images with their drone hoping to turn their exciting pastime into a money making proposition. The cameras and equipment available today are top shelf and image quality is constantly improving. So what does it […]

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10 Easy Steps to Better Aerial Photos

10 Easy Steps to Better Aerial Photos

01. HDR merge your AEB shots for more dynamic range If you’ve read my 10 drone photography tips, you already know how to take AEB photos (Automatic Exposure Bracketing). In short this will take 5 photos instead of just one. 2 will be underexposed to include more details in the highlights (the sky for example) and […]
Starting a Drone Service Business – Ten steps to success

Starting a Drone Service Business – Ten steps to success

There are few events in your professional life more rewarding than starting your own business. The ability to take an idea and grow it into a thriving entity is a dream many people share. Unlike some business endeavors that require large amounts of capital or extensive training, drones offer a chance for anyone to become […]

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Flying After Dark

Flying After Dark

As a professional drone pilot, conquering the hours of darkness means acquiring new knowledge, thinking seriously about safety and clearing bureaucratic hurdles—but it opens up a whole new world that only a few have begun to explore. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are 180,000 certified commercial drone operators in the United States, […]
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 […]

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5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

Looking to up your aerial videography game? These may be the only five drone shots you’ll ever need! Check out this terrific video from the Drone Film Guide.
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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