Use these three simple tricks to create trippy photos with your drone


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Aerial photos and videos are always fun as they give us a whole new perspective on things we thought we’ve seen from all angles. But why don’t we spice things up even more? In their latest video, guys from COOPHwill show you three ways to create trippy, mind-bending photos with your drone. They’re all pretty […]

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Drone Photo Tips: How To Make Inception-Like Images


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If you’ve seen the movie Inception, you’re likely very familiar with that one scene where physical space is bent on top of itself. It’s one of the movie’s most iconic visuals, and in this 3-minute video, COOPH shows how you can easily make your own photos with an Inception vibe with a drone.

The first technique the video tackles is what they call the “drone wall,” which involves splicing two images taken at different angles together. This simple method requires first that you photograph your subject from directly above, and then again at a 90-degree angle difference. You can

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Drone Photo Tips: How To Make Inception-Like Images


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If you’ve seen the movie Inception, you’re likely very familiar with that one scene where physical space is bent on top of itself. It’s one of the movie’s most iconic visuals, and in this 3-minute video, COOPH shows how you can easily make your own photos with an Inception vibe with a drone.

The first technique the video tackles is what they call the “drone wall,” which involves splicing two images taken at different angles together. This simple method requires first that you photograph your subject from directly above, and then again at a 90-degree angle difference. You can

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Watch: Safety Drone Warns Pro Surfer as Shark Closes In


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As part of a new “shark mitigation program,” the organization Surf Life Saving NSW has begun operating special safety drones in 34 locations across New South Whales. Recently, one of these drones captured an extremely close encounter between pro surfer Matt Wilkinson and a nearby shark, warning him from above just as a shark was closing in from below.

You can see the close encounter for yourself in the video above, published by Surf Life Saving NSW last week. The video recounts the events of that day, explaining how UAV operator Beau Monks spotted the shark during a “routine surveillance

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Watch: Safety Drone Warns Pro Surfer as Shark Closes In


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As part of a new “shark mitigation program,” the organization Surf Life Saving NSW has begun operating special safety drones in 34 locations across New South Whales. Recently, one of these drones captured an extremely close encounter between pro surfer Matt Wilkinson and a nearby shark, warning him from above just as a shark was closing in from below.

You can see the close encounter for yourself in the video above, published by Surf Life Saving NSW last week. The video recounts the events of that day, explaining how UAV operator Beau Monks spotted the shark during a “routine surveillance

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A Surfer Was Just Spared His Life After a Drone Alerted Him of a Nearby Shark


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A Surfer Was Just Spared His Life After a Drone Alerted Him of a Nearby Shark

The ability to capture aerial photo and video has many uses, and not all of them are commercial in nature. A recent story out of Australia shows us just how useful drones have become for purposes of public safety and surveillance.

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These Guys Strapped a RED Camera to a 100mph FPV Racing Drone


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Filmmaker and YouTuber Potato Jet recently teamed up with first person view (FPV) racing drone pilot Paul Nurkkala to try something kind of crazy: they strapped Potato Jet’s RED cinema camera to a custom-built, high-speed octa-copter and took it for a spin… and a flip… and a few more maneuvers besides.

It’s worth pointing out that Nurkkala isn’t just any FPV drone pilot, he’s actually a regular contestant in the Drone Racing League on NBC and the 2018 world champion of drone racing. He also shoots commercially for movies and television, capturing high-speed stylized footage that you simply can’t shoot

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Putting a RED Cinema Camera on a 100mph First-Person Racing Drone


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Putting a RED Cinema Camera on a 100mph First-Person Racing Drone

As drones become better and better at everything they do, it’s only natural photographers and videographers alike start pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. This particular boundary push is not for the faint of heart, however.

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Photo of Shark Swimming in a ‘Heart’ of Salmon Wins 2020 Drone Awards


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The prestigious Siena Awards Festival has officially unveiled the winners of the 2020 Drone Photo Awards, and while there is the occasional “stereotypical” drone shot sprinkled in, this year’s crop of winners include some truly stunning shots and fresh perspectives on the world from above.

The best example of a stunning shot from this year’s awards is, in fact, the grand prize winner.

The title of Drone Photographer of the Year 2020 went to Australian photographer Jim Picôt for his photo “Love Heart of Nature,” which looks almost too incredible to be true. What you’re looking at is a

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Eerie Drone Footage of Red-Tinged San Francisco, Set to the Score from ‘Blade Runner: 2049’


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What do you get when you combine apocalyptic, real-life drone footage of the red skies over San Francisco with the score from the movie Blade Runner: 2049? You get a viral sensation that somehow perfectly encompasses the current feeling on the west coast of the United States.

The video above was posted by San Francisco resident Terry Tsai, who pretty much just spliced two great things together to make something that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Piece #1 is the drone footage below, which was shot by DoctorSbaitso at 11am on September 9th using a DJI Mavic

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The Joys of Landscape Photography Using a Drone


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The Joys of Landscape Photography Using a Drone

In the past few years, drones that offer good image quality have become both quite affordable and portable, making them a great way to get an alternative perspective and create unique and eye-catching images. This excellent video discusses the joys of using a drone for landscape photography.

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Lodi Hensen: Views only a bird has seen


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Lodi Hensen, aka “The Droning Dutchman”, is a drone landscape photographer with a massive following. His photos and videos are repeatedly shared around the globe by top publications including National Geographic and Lonely Planet. We interviewed Lodi about the nature of drone photography and what makes it so unique. Beyond regular drone shots My goal is […]

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What It Looks Like to Be A Commercial Drone Pilot During COVID-19


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What It Looks Like to Be A Commercial Drone Pilot During COVID-19

While we all adjust to these ongoing changes, it is interesting to see how different types of photographers and videographers have successfully adapted and continued their craft. Being a commercial drone pilot often requires a small team, and that team is often a part of a larger production. With film and video production studios beginning to get back to work, what it looks like behind the scenes on set is going to be different.

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Air Force One Nearly Hits Small Drone, US Air Force is Investigating: Report


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A US Air Force C-32—one of the modified Boeing 757 jetliners known as “Air Force One” or AF1 whenever the president is present—had a near miss with a drone this past weekend while the President, First Lady, and their son were all on board. The US Air Force is investigating the incident.

According to Bloomberg, the incident took place on Sunday evening as the jet was approaching Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Shortly after landing, AFP White House correspondent Sebastian Smith tweeted that “we flew right over a small object, remarkably close to the president’s plane,” which he says

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Drone nearly collides with Air Force One while Trump is on board


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We’ve reported about crashes and near-crashes of drones and airplanes quite a few times. It has happened with both passenger planes and military jets, and it has now reportedly happened with Air Force One while Donald Trump and his family were on board. Reports from eyewitnesses note that they spotted a small object resembling a […]

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The Ethics of Wildlife Photography: Drones Meet Animals


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The Ethics of Wildlife Photography: Drones Meet Animals

Do photographers have any ethical obligations towards wildlife? Drones can cause significant damage to wildlife and should be used with caution, not abandon.

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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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