Aerial Photography

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In the second episode of Show Me the Ropes, Peter Hurley steps out of his comfort zone and onto a FlyNYON helicopter to learn aerial street photography with the help of Natalie Amrossi (aka Misshattan). 0:00 - In This Video 0:31 - Settings 1:27 - Getting Ready 2:19 - The Flight and Images 3:16 - Who Should We Work with Next? In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of this video series, where Hurley
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Craig Fruchtman, aka @CraigsBeds, shows Maria Perez the aerial photography ropes while riding in a @FlyNYON helicopter! The a7R V is the perfect camera choice for such fast-paced conditions, with its articulating LCD screen, allowing flexibility when composing your shot. One of the challenges of taking photos from a helicopter is the short time frame, so knowing which camera settings and modes to shoot from are super important. So, follow along to get all
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This is your introduction to drone photography and videography! As a beginner, it might seem daunting to know where to start, but Matt Zefi has you covered with tips on safety, taking different types of cinematic shots, composition, finding the best lighting, and more. Zefi uses the DJI Mavic 3, but many of his tips apply to myriad drones. 0:00 - Introduction 0:30 - Safety Regulations, Training, and Preparations 1:24 - Drone Basics (Photo and Video) 3:26 - Speed vs. Altitude 3:56 - Creativity 5:14 -
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In 2013, the world of mini drone cinematography and photography was in its infancy. I bought my first drone that year: the DJI Phantom 2. I had to add a GoPro to it if I wanted to capture video or photos. Flash forward a few years and drones capable of recording 4K video, omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, auto-tracking, high resolution stills, and extended battery life started to appear on the market. Today, drones that fit in the palm of your hand can deliver high-end cinematic imagery and photos for a fraction of the cost of full-sized,
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DJI is expanding its family of drones with the recently announced DJI Avata. The Avata, an FPV (first-person view) drone, works in tandem with the new DJI Goggles 2 and DJI Motion Controller to provide a completely immersive flight experience. Those on the market for a lightweight, efficient, and precise drone that can capture beautiful images and steady video should look no further than the Avata. Designed with built-in propeller guards,
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Lightweight with superb image quality, DJI's Mini 3 Pro boasts a 1 x 1.3" sensor, 4K60p video, tri-directional obstacle avoidance sensor, 8K hyper-lapse shooting, vertical shooting mode, and more! Click here to learn more about the DJI Mini 3 Pro. 0:00 - Overview 0:45 - Specs 4:50 - Accessories & Kit 5:46 - More Upgrades 6:10 - Final Thoughts Any final thoughts of your own? Share them in the Comments section, below!
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It’s been a minute since we spoke about drones on the B&H Photography Podcast. The last time we did, it was about drones in news photography and before that, drone work in
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When the DJI Mavic 3 first flew into markets in November 2021, some users were disappointed to find that certain key features weren't available right at launch. That's now water under the drone, so to speak, with DJI finally rolling out a major firmware update, unlocking the Mavic 3's full potential. Many of the missing features that users have been requesting since launch are being added with aircraft firmware v01.00.0500 and remote controller
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Watch this video if you want to learn how to capture cinematic drone footage! Join Matt Zefi as he captures the beautiful fall colors with the DJI Air 2S and shares his 10 tips for drone filming that will level up your aerial videos, including drone moves, camera settings, and more. Do you have any tips or techniques of your own to share? Post them in the Comments section!
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Jake Estes tests the new DJI Mavic 3, capable of capturing up to 5.1K video, zooming up to 28x, avoiding obstacles with the omnidirectional sensing system, and more. Are you as excited about this new Mavic compact drone as we are? What are your impressions? Start a conversation in the Comments section, below. Read more
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Autel Robotics has launched two new drone series: the EVO Nano and the EVO Lite. Each new flyer is intended for pilots of a specific skill level. The ultra-lightweight EVO Nano looks to be one of the most capable beginner-class drones ever made, while the mid-range EVO Lite is a larger bird, with more sophisticated hardware, additional features, and broader
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Less than a year after DJI released what was arguably the best beginner drone on the market, the company is back with the Mini SE. This brand-new, ultra-compact flyer weighs about as much as the average smartphone, yet includes several features that far exceed its diminutive frame, including a 1/2.3" CMOS camera capable of shooting 2.7K
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The photos of David Rothenberg are some of the most exciting that we have seen in a while―condensed and entangled compositions of airplanes over urban housing and portraits of travelers, through plane windows, or bathed in a holy light at a train station. His work is provocative, playful, and compassionate and asks us to look at compositions and subjects carefully, addressing issues of isolation and hope. On this episode of the B&H
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In our recent introduction to first-person view (FPV) drones, we went over the basics of FPV flying. Specifically, we focused on aircraft requirements, necessary equipment, and FPV use cases. Now, we’d like to expand upon that primer with a glossary of terms and abbreviations commonly associated with FPV drones. Knowing these terms, and understanding why they are important, will benefit you if and when you decide to become an FPV drone pilot. Acro: Short for
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Jake reviews the new Autel EVO II 8K Drone, which builds upon the success of the EVO I with improvements in every way. With a variety of resolutions and frame rates (such as 25 fps 8K), you can achieve the cinematic drone footage you’ve always wanted. This drone also boasts a video ISO range of 100 to 6400, a stills ISO range of 100 to 3200, the ability to record HDR video at up to Ultra HD 4K resolution, phase detection autofocus,