Shooting Top-Down Light-Painting Photos Using a Drone

There are a couple of different ways to use drones for light-painting. Some people will attach LumeCubes to their drone and paint an environment with them or will fly a drone around the sky or an object and have the drones lights creating images in the sky. However, there is another way to use them that isn’t widely used yet: using the drone’s camera to capture light-painting from above. Drones are becoming more and more popular these days and it’s not too expensive to buy one and play with its possibilities. Note: Always be aware of your surroundings when
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How to Create Vertigo Effect With a Drone

How to Create Vertigo Effect With a Drone The Vertigo Effect, also known as the dolly zoom has been a popular technique, first used by cameraman Irmin Roberts in renowned director Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. But, have you ever wondered how this effect is achieved with a drone? [ Read More ]

This Drone Video Flies Over the Ruins of Pompeii

Pompeii was the famous ancient Roman city that was buried under volcanic ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79, trapping many of the inhabitants before they could flee. Here’s a new 53-second drone video that flies through and over the city as it stands today after centuries of excavations, offering a beautiful perspective of the area. The video was shot and published by the Porta Stabia archaeological group led by Professor Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati. Mount Vesuvius can be seen on the horizon in the latter part of the video as the drone
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DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals ‘Pro’ Drone with Hasselblad Camera

DJI was set to announce the new Mavic 2 on July 18th, but that event was unexpectedly postponed and the drone has yet to be officially unveiled. But the drone has already appeared in the latest catalog by the UK retailer Argos, and the listing reveals that it will be offered in “Zoom” and “Pro” versions. Photos of the Argos listing were shared on social media over the weekend:

planetOids – 2018-07-27 – Drone Awards, Light and Leica, Photography Degree and More

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew.) Want to see some amazing photos taken by drones? Check out these photos from the 2018 Drone Awards!
  • Stunning aerial photography from the 2018 Drone Awards (The Telegraph)
Ray Collins is an experienced photographer who has teamed up with publications such as National Geographic, Vogue, and more. This article discusses Collins’ history and showcases some of the amazing photos that he has capture.
  • Interview: Photographer Spends 10 Years Capturing the Visual Symphony of Waves (My Modern Met)
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Tiny Drone Collaboration With Droneworks and Casey Neistat

Tiny Drone Collaboration With Droneworks and Casey Neistat Building an obsession with tiny drones over the past few months, it makes me so happy to see other people getting creative and modifying them to fly "better" cameras. Droneworks went to New York to put together another video with Casey Neistat, only this time with a much smaller drone than they had been using in the past. [ Read More ]