How to Take Amazing Landscape Photos When You Live in a “Boring” Landscape


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How to Take Amazing Landscape Photos When You Live in a “Boring” Landscape

Landscape photography is fun and exciting when the landscape in front of you is grand and epic, but what do you do when the landscape is flat and boring?

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Have boots and bag will travel: The OneMo backpack


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If you’re pretty serious about your camera gear, at some stage you’ll probably find yourself getting pretty serious about your camera bags (plural). There just never seems to be the perfect bag for every situation … or is there? I was recently asked to check out the OneMo from PGYTech. This seemingly incredible backpack reminds […]

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Olympus has a drone patent


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Olympus has a new patent (US 10,356,294) for a drone – here is the patent description with some of the drawings from the patent application:

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Olympus Patents ‘High-Performance’ Drone Camera


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A patent recently that was recently unearthed purports to show a high-end drone camera that Olympus has been working on. PetaPixel has obtained the full patent application, which describes a camera system that would feature a high-end zoom lens and high-performance sensor.

The patent has been making the rounds ever since it was published by 43 Rumors earlier this week. And while the patent isn’t “brand new”—it was granted in July of 2019, and filed in 2017—what it describes is intriguing.

The patent describes a camera system that’s meant to be attached to a “moving body” like a drone,

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Why Should You Buy the DJI Mavic Air 2?


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Why Should You Buy the DJI Mavic Air 2?

The Mavic Air 2, DJI’s latest drone, sits squarely between its other drones, the Mavic Mini and the Mavic 2 Pro, but what does it offer that its siblings don’t? Gena Nagata, a.k.a Potato Jet, takes all three for a spin to find out.

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DJI Promo Code Offer on B&H – Save Up To $239 on Select Drones and Gimbals


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DJI offers an interesting discount of up to $239 on its gear on B&H using the promo code “BHOPTIC20”. The offer includes DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro drones, Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 drones, and DJI Ronin-S and Ronin-SC gimbals. Additionally, there are interesting deals on DJI Osmo Pocket and Osmo Action.

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From time to time, we are publishing the best current deals on filmmaking gear available in online stores. This time, the deals are specific to a certain brand and especially interesting for our readers in North and South America. Our partner store B&H currently offers

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This Light Artist Used a Drone to Paint Stop Motions in the Sky


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This Light Artist Used a Drone to Paint Stop Motions in the Sky

A light painter has explained the process by which he was able to utilize a drone and create stop-motion animations drawn in the sky — of Pikachu and a game of Tetris, no less.

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Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 the Drone for You?


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Is the DJI Mavic Air 2 the Drone for You?

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is the latest drone from the company, and it brings with it a range of improvements along with new features. This excellent video review takes a look at the new drone and the sort of performance you can expect from it.

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Paparazzi Resort to Using Drones to Capture Celebrities, Leading British Royalty to Call Police


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Paparazzi Resort to Using Drones to Capture Celebrities, Leading British Royalty to Call Police

The paparazzi have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with celebrities in lockdown leading to a 95 percent drop in output. It seems paparazzi are resorting to even more invasive methods by flying drones very low over celebrity residences.

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Using a Drone to Create Stop-Motion Animations in the Sky


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Before we jump into this blog post if you haven’t already read how I do drone light paintings horizontally in the sky be sure to check this out here. If you have done that already (or don’t wanna read something else) get ready to have your socks knocked off because we are flipping them into vertical space and animating our light paintings all with stop motion.

To create this effect we use a similar process as I did in the link I mentioned above, but with a couple twists.

First off, thanks to Oliv Yeh and Krzysztof Dziądziak for making

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Flying Drones Over Sensitive Sites


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Flying Drones Over Sensitive Sites

The use of drones over sensitive areas is certainly a point of contention here on Fstoppers. I think we can all agree that airports are a no go. Even if the risk is small, the damage could be catastrophic. What about irreparable heritage sites?

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Which DJI Drone Is Right for You?


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Which DJI Drone Is Right for You?

DJI makes a range of consumer drones at varying price points, sizes, and capabilities, and you can generally find one that fits your needs within their lineup. If you are wondering which one is right for you, this great comparison video takes a look at the Mavic Air 2, the Mavic Mini, and the Mavic 2 Pro to help you decide which one is right for you.

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3 Reasons Why Buying a Drone Will Keep Parent-Photographers Sane During This Pandemic


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3 Reasons Why Buying a Drone Will Keep Parent-Photographers Sane During This Pandemic

If you’re the parent of small children in this global pandemic, stop right now and order a drone. It will keep you (photographically) sane during what is most definitely a trying time. It certainly has helped me.

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Court Ruling May Totally Halt Sales of Numerous DJI Drones in United States


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Court Ruling May Totally Halt Sales of Numerous DJI Drones in United States

A major international court ruling may force DJI to pull numerous drones off the shelves in the United States due to a patent violation.

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This video shows a drone flying dangerously close to military jets


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A drone video shared online has caused quite a stir over the past few days. It’s a drone footage showing the US Navy Blue Angels performing a flyover, with the drone flying way too close to the aircraft. The video was shot on 12 May, while the military jets were performing the America Strong flyover […]

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Dangerous and Illegal Footage Shows Drone Shockingly Close to Blue Angels During Flyover


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A highly-controversial drone video surfaced online this week that seems to have been captured illegally. In it, the pilot flies shocking close to the US Navy Blue Angels as they performed an “America Strong” flyover in Detroit on May 12th.

According to The Aviationist, The video was allegedly published by one Giovanni Lucia (@giolucia) on Instagram and Facebook. Mr. Lucia seems to have deactivated both accounts and taken the video down, but not before YouTuber Moss Photography downloaded the video and shared the mirror on his YouTube channel in order to send the link to “multiple government agencies” who

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Video Shows Drone Flying Illegally and Dangerously Close to Blue Angels Military Jets


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Video Shows Drone Flying Illegally and Dangerously Close to Blue Angels Military Jets

Video has surfaced showing a drone flying dangerously and illegally close to military jets over a major American city.

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Photographer Uses Drone to Safely Capture Stunning Elle Mexico Cover Shoot


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Photographer Uses Drone to Safely Capture Stunning Elle Mexico Cover Shoot

Elle Mexico is determined to continue working throughout COVID-19 by finding creative and safe ways to do so. For their latest issue and cover story, a photographer took to using a drone to capture the editorial from above, while respecting social distancing guidelines.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Versus Every Other DJI Drones


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DJI Mavic Air 2 Versus Every Other DJI Drones

DJI has recently introduced Mavic Air 2 and it looks like the best small-sized drone option at the moment. But how does it compete against the other DJI drones?

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Six Months With the DJI Mavic Mini: The Best Drone for Beginners?


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Six Months With the DJI Mavic Mini: The Best Drone for Beginners?

DJI makes a variety of great drones at various price points and with different feature sets, with the Mavic Mini being one of the most inexpensive, making it an intriguing option for lots of new drone users. This great video review takes a look at the Mavic Mini and how well it performs, particularly how it has improved with new firmware updates.

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