7 Habits of a Great Drone Photographer

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Photography has come a long way since the dawn of the first camera.

For one, producing and saving photos are now a lot easier—from the arduous film and chemical process first introduced in 1839, photographers can now use electronic chips to replicate and store digital photos on their computer in seconds.

And unlike before, there are countless ways to take stunning, high-quality aerial shots. Camera drones—semi-portable flying machines with a built-in camera—for instance, make it possible to take photos and videos from the sky.

Drones allow photographers to shoot from unconventional angles and perspectives. And this means that photographers, for example, no longer need to get up close and personal to achieve the perfect shot. Embracing the potential of drone photography and videography can help you see your subject from a new perspective. On top of that, you’ll get to fly a drone, which feels like playing a real-life video game.

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MOMENT Air: New Anamorphic Lens, Filters, & Cases for Drones

MOMENT Anamorphic lens

Last month I got to shoot aerial footage in Iceland with the MOMENT team and now I can finally share why!

MOMENT just launched their newest product on Kickstarter, the world’s first anamorphic lens for a drone!

Here is a video that we made for the launch of the new anamorphic lens and the other products they announced which are ND filters, a foldup landing pad and an iPhone case that actually fits inside the Mavic Pro controller.

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More Airspace for U.S. Recreational Drone Pilots Allowed Using ‘LAANC’

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There was some big, game-changing drone news recently announced by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)!

Recreational drone pilots (those who are flying their drones for fun) can now access the FAA’s LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) system. This is the same system that Part 107 drone pilots use to request automated airspace authorizations to fly in controlled airspace when they are doing commercial work (making money with their drone operations).

This is a big deal for US-based drone pilots. Up until now, recreational flyers weren’t legally allowed to fly in controlled airspace (which includes most urban areas), which means that much of the airspace has been off-limits to recreational flying. That has now changed.

Now, recreational users can use the free app I use, ‘AirMap for Drones’ to request and receive near-instant approval to fly in U.S. controlled airspace at many of the airports across the United States (over 591 airports as of right now). This means a LOT more of the sky just opened up for you to legally fly in!

Recreational flyers in the United States can now request access to operate their drones in controlled airspace where airports are nearby, near their homes, parks, and other favorite places to fly that used to be restricted. Read More

2 Days Left for DJI’s Summer Sale

DJI Summer Sale

DJI is currently running their summer sale with up to 23% off select products! The sale runs from June 7 – June 16.

Check out the details of the sale below:

DJI Summer Sale Chart

DJI also gave me a couple of codes for an extra 5% of the sale price so if you would like one shoot me an email or leave a comment down below and I will send you one! 

 

 



FREE drone webinar for the #fromwhereidrone community

fromwhereidrone FREE drone webinar

I’m co-hosting a FREE drone webinar geared specifically to the #fromwhereidrone community titled:

“How to Ace the FAA’s Part 107 Exam and Become a Licensed Drone Pilot”

This webinar will answer all your questions on the topic of Part 107 certification which is required in the United States if you would like to make money with your drone.

I’ll also briefly share some recommendations and info on making money with your drone.

Date:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (convert to your timezone)

Topics we’ll cover:

  • Everything you need to become an FAA-certified commercial drone pilot
  • The best study resources to prepare for the Aeronautical Knowledge Test
  • Case studies of beginner pilots making money in the drone industry
  • The top industries to find a job and make money flying a drone
  • How much people are making with their drone
  • Guidance on how to navigate federal and state drone laws

 

Presenters:
  • Dirk Dallas (me!), Founder of From Where I Drone
  • Alan Perlman, Founder of UAVCoach

Breaking into this fast-paced industry can feel intimidating, particularly if you don’t have a background in aviation, but it’s easier to get started than you might think.

Register Now To Claim Your Seat!

Can’t attend live? You should still register! I’ll be sending out a recording after the webinar to all registrants.

I hope to see you there!

 


ABOUT AUTHOR
Dirk Dallas bio photo From Where I DroneDirk Dallas, also known online as @dirka, is the founder and curator of From Where I Drone, a website dedicated to inspiring and teaching drone pilots how to create better aerial photos and videos.