Just Get A New Drone? Here Is Everything You Should Know

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Did you just get a new drone?! If so congrats!

I would like to take a quick moment to be one of the first people to welcome you to the #fromwhereidrone family!

…now if you’re anything like I was when I first started in this hobby then you probably have a bunch of questions.

Chances are you’re probably wondering how do you fly a drone, what do all the drone terms mean, what are the drone rules, what apps should you get, do you have to register your drone, where can you go for help and what are some recommended resources.

Or maybe you’re wondering how the DJI Go app works or who some industry leaders are that you should follow  or you may just want to view some amazing aerial inspiration.

Well if that sounds anything like you then you are in the right place!

I have designed this post with you in mind since I know I would have appreciated a resource just like this when I first got started.

So take a look below and if there is anything I missed or if you still have a question then feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me via my contact page.

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7 Simple Yet Amazing Cinematic Drone Shots You Must Master

This is a special guest post done in collaboration with Paul Archer of DronesGator.com.

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Are you wondering how you can increase your drone game and get incredible drone shots like those ones you keep seeing on YouTube?

Or, maybe you’re simply looking for some ideas on how to improve your drone filming skills and create interesting drone moves in your work that are more dynamic and cinematic?

Then check out these 7 Amazing Drone Shots which usually serve as my “go-tos” for almost any video project I do. If you master these cinematic moves, your drone videos are guaranteed to have a more professional look.

Now I have to say you’ll be able to do most of these with ease even the first time, but mastering them is another story, so the key is to practice, practice, practice to make sure each move is smooth and controlled.

First, let me give you a few pieces of advice when it comes to picking a camera drone.

If you haven’t yet piloted a quadcopter and want to start with something more budget friendly, I’d recommend a camera drone that’s under $200 so you first master the basics of flying, learn drone safety and camera control without crashing something expensive while you’re learning.

If however you already have a more advanced drone like a DJI Mavic ProDJI Phantom 4 or DJI Inspire Pro (these drones all have GPS and a 3-axis camera gimbals), then you’re ready to start the lesson below:

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2017 Christmas Holiday Drone Guide – 50 Gift Ideas

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With Christmas right around the corner I thought I would share some drone 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 drone gift ideas that work for any budget and that can work for a variety of ages. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about any of the suggestions below!

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Shooting with GE for DRONEWEEK

 

This summer I got to be a part of a super fun project created by GE called “DRONEWEEK”.

DRONEWEEK is a cinematic documentary series that showcases how GE is using drones and robotics all around the world to advance the energy industry.

I’m excited to share that the DRONEWEEK project just went live which you can learn more about down below!

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Interview with drone photographer Jordan Lerma – @uheheu

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I finally got a chance to interview an amazing drone photographer named Jordan Lerma, aka @uheheu.

Jordan is based in Hawaii and he has an incredible feed that is truly one of a kind. One of my favorite things to see from him is the way he captures stunning aerial photos and videos of whales. His work over the ocean is so mesmerizing that his posts literally rack up millions of views of Facebook & Instagram.

I interviewed Jordan to hear more about his work and process as well as learn about his journey, creative philosophy, gear, and recommended drone & photography resources. I’ve included lots of drone photo and video work (make sure you hover over the Instagram embedded pieces because those are videos) and I sprinkled a few non-drone pieces to show you how versatile he is shooting below and above the water.

Now let’s get started!

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