My Favorite Gear

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I’m often asked how I got started, what gear I like to shoot with and what tools I use to take and edit my photos and videos. So I thought to make this little gear page with some very brief thoughts so it can serve as a quick guide to the things I like to use with the hopes that it may help you get started with shooting the things you love. Read More

Video of the Week: Iceland by Air in 4k

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This week’s video of the week comes to us from filmmaker Jesse Moore of Modern-Atelier. He recently went on a trip to Iceland with his drone and came back with a bunch of stunning aerial views of vast landscapes and epic waterfalls. Check out the video below as well as the short interview I conducted with him to get an inside look at this beautiful project! Read More

Video of the Week: Riviera Maya, Mexico

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This week I spoke with Flightgeist, a two-man team consisting of filmmakers Corey Eisenstein and Joseph Pickard who are based out of Brooklyn, New York. They recently made a five-day trip to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and filmed this gorgeous video of Tulum, Cozumel, Cancun, and the Sian Ka’an. Be sure to scroll below to hear the story behind this project. Read More

Drone Rules: Everything You Need to Know Before You Fly

U.S. UPDATE: Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the FAA’s UAS registry before they fly outside. More information can be found here.

One of the more popular questions I get asked is if there are any rules for flying drones and do I need a drone license. The simple answer is YES there are rules and NO you don’t need a drone license (yet)!

I remember this was actually one of the biggest hurdles for me once I got my first drone because there was no easy way to find out what the rules were for flying a drone. Surprisingly, the only information I could find at the time were the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rules for flying small model aircraft (I couldn’t find the word “drone” anywhere on the FAA’s website which made it all the more confusing).

If you just want to fly for fun then all you need to do is follow the drone rules below

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Video of the Week: Stunning Drone Views of Maldives

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Here is an absolutely stunning video of the Maldives captured by Patrice Gaucher of Aerial Entertainment Studios. After a brief chat with Patrice he shared with me how he got his start in drone cinematography as well as the story behind how he shot this incredible video. Scroll below the video to check it out! Read More