How To Create Interactive 360˚ Aerial Panoramas Using A Drone

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Today I’m going to show you how to create an interactive 360˚ aerial panorama using your drone!

After watching the video or reading the post below you’ll know how to shoot, compile and post an interactive 360˚ panorama that you can share with family and friends. Read More

2016 Christmas Drone Holiday Gift Guide

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With Christmas right around the corner I thought I’d share my 2016 list of gift ideas for drone pilots or for that drone obsessed friend or family member that you may be shopping for.

Below you’ll find a wide list of gift ideas that work for any budget and that can work for almost any age. Feel free to message me if you have any questions! Read More

7 Ideas on How to Price and Package Your Drone Photography/Videography Services

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I have visited a ton of drone services websites, and each company tends to package their services in a slightly different way than the rest.

This can be confusing for an aspiring commercial pilot. How should you price and package your aerial photo/video services?

Despite the differences in how pilots sell their services, there are some common options you can mix and match to best fit your business and market.

In this article, I’m going to break down seven ways you can price and package your aerial drone services. Use them to come up with your own complete array of packaging options.

Let’s get to it.

 

1) Custom Quote Each Project

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How to create an aerial panorama with a drone using Adobe Lightroom

Today I’m going to show you how to create an ultra wide aerial panorama (pano) using your drone.

In both the video above and post below I walk you through each step for creating a basic aerial panorama.

What is a panorama? Basically it’s a large photo that was stitched together using multiple overlapping images. The resulting effect is a very wide view of a scene.

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For instance with the pano above, I used a total of 6 overlapping images or tiles to create this very wide photo. Read More

How to Fly a Drone – The Ultimate Guide

 

Are you wondering how to fly a drone? Do you know the difference between yaw, throttle, pitch and roll?

Do you want to improve your drone flying skills? Then check out either the video above or the read the post below to learn everything you need to know about how to fly a drone.

In both the video above and post below I walk you through the most basic and essential steps for flying a drone and I include some of my favorite exercises for mastering the art of flying.

 

Flying using control sticks

The first thing you need to do before flying is understand how the drone controls work for yaw, throttle, pitch and roll. These aviation terms come from the old fixed-wing aircraft days.

It’s important to note, that I am using Mode 2 for my controller which is the most common setup outside of Asia. So if your controller is set to Mode 1, Mode 3 or Mode 4 the control sticks will work differently.

Left stick
The left control stick allows the drone to climb and descend and also rotates the drone on its axis both left and right. The official aviation terms for these controls are “Yaw” and “Throttle”.

  • Yaw rotates the drone around its center either clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Throttle controls how much lift your drone is creating which allows it to ascend and descend.

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Right control stick
The right control stick moves the drone forward and backwards and also moves the drone left and right. The official aviation terms for these controls is “Roll” and “Pitch”.

  • Roll controls the right and left movement of your drone.
  • Pitch controls the forward and backward movement of your drone.

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