Getting Started: How to edit your photos in Adobe Lightroom

Hey all! I put together this 20 minute overview video for those of you looking to get started with editing your photos inside Adobe Lightroom.

In this tutorial I assume nothing and start right at the beginning by showing you Lightroom’s library and importing process and then we dive right into editing photos through the develop module.

I’ve also made available a FREE RAW photo that was taken with my Phantom 4 so that you can follow along. You can download that by clicking here. Read More

Drone Photography Tips From a Traveling Photographer

This is a special guest post from Sam Gellman. Sam has spent time traveling around India, Indonesia, and the Philippines this year with his drone and he was kind enough to reflect on his travels and share some of the things he has learned with our #fromwhereidrone community…

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A passport, an alarm clock, and a drone

Travel photography brings new perspectives to our lives, and adding a drone can take it to a new level. I logistically find travel with a drone pretty easy. I’ve never had an airport give me trouble, even in India where drone regulations are pretty restrictive. That said, I have a friend who had hers taken away in El Salvador at customs, so I know it’s not invincible.

I travel with my wife so I try to limit the flying to early morning so we can spend the day together without distraction. I generally get up around 6:30am (Google what time sunrise is before you set your alarm or download one of these handy apps), I fly for an hour or two, and then spend the day with family. Read More

2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival

2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival
The 2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival (FRiFF) is now accepting submissions for this year’s event which will be held in San Francisco this coming October.

Last year FRiFF awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes to winning drone filmmakers and they will be doing the same this year.

Here are a couple of my favorite films from last year’s event:

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7 Must-Have Apps for Drone Pilots

7 must have apps for drone pilots

Did you just get a new drone? Or are you looking for ways to help you be a better, more informed drone pilot? Below is my must-have list of my favorite smartphone apps for drone pilots.

The apps below help me check weather conditions, correct image distortion, scout areas where I can and cannot fly and how to find the best light at a location. Take a peek below and let me know what you think! Read More

Drone Video of the Week – The New Perspective

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This week’s drone video of the week, ‘PERSPECTIVE’, comes to us from Jay Worsley. In this film Jay takes us over the beaches of Big Sur, to the deserts in the Southwest and everything in-between.

Check out his video below and then get the back story from Jay after the jump. Read More

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