I’m Giving Away a Brand New Yuneec Breeze 4K Drone!

Yuneec Breeze 4K Drone giveaway

Hey #fromwhereidrone community, I’ve partnered with Yuneec to giveaway a brand new Yuneec Breeze 4K Drone (seen above)!

The Yuneec Breeze 4K is a sweet little drone that can capture 4K Ultra High Definition video and 13 megapixel still photos.

To enter all you have to do is use the form below to subscribe to my newsletter (your email will not be shared) and you must follow @Yuneecapv on Instagram (full details are down below as well as photos that were captured with Yuneec Breeze).

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Interview with Drone Photographer Tobias Hägg – @airpixels

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Tobias Hägg, also known online as @airpixels, is a 30 year old photographer based in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

His feed is one of the first feeds I remember coming across back in 2015 that contained such stellar and unique aerial imagery of lakes, boat houses, secluded cabins, ponds, islands, forests, roads dividing landscapes and frozen fractals of ice.

Surprisingly Tobias has only been on Instagram for 2 years and yet he has quickly become one of the most respected, followed and liked drone photographers in the #fromwhereidrone community.

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Since coming onto the scene he has been featured in National Geographic, The Telegraph, Adobe.com and the Daily Mail to name a few and now because of his curiosity and drive he gets to live out his dream of traveling the world and shooting full-time.

In this interview we learn about how Tobias got his start in the world of photography and drones, what gear he uses and his tips for how to find success and succeed as a photographer. Read More

Drone Video of the Week: 2D RUN

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This week’s drone video of the week called “2D RUN” is unlike any drone video I have seen before.

It’s called “2D Run” and was created by photographer Marin Kafedjiiski.

It features a top-down drone view of urban parkour free runner Ilko Iliev jumping all over Bulgaria.

It also took home the “Best in Show” award at the 2017 New York City Drone Film Festival. Congrats guys!
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Behind the Scenes— Drone Travel Photography in Turks & Caicos

This is a special guest post from Oren Schauble.

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I’m always interested in my favorite creatives’ processes and how they make their projects work with their lifestyles.

My curiosity peaked once family logistics got into the picture when my wife and I decided to start traveling with our infant.

Here is a roundup of my own creative process for a shoot I did in Turks and Caicos, currently featured on Fodors.

This includes how we made it work during a family vacation, how I organize my shoots in a new destination, as well as the goals and results of my drone work. I hope you enjoy! Read More

The Best Tips for Flying Your Drone in Cold Weather (Read or watch)

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Below are some of my favorite drone tips for flying in cold weather.

Whether you live in the northern hemisphere, or you’re taking your drone to an icy cold climate like Iceland, there are some important things you need to know to get the most out of your drone flying experience when it comes to cold temperatures.

Some questions I answer below include:

  • Can I fly my drone in cold weather?
  • DJI drone battery temperature warning (warm battery before flying)
  • What issues can arise from flying my drone in cold weather?
  • Why do my drone batteries lose capacity so quickly?
  • How do I keep my drone batteries warm?
  • What are some best practices for flying a drone in cold weather?
  • What are some good accessories I should consider getting?
  • What temperatures can I fly my drone in?

 

If you’re thinking these drone flying tips are just for people who are flying in the winter where there is snow, then you’re wrong ;)

You’ll likely experience issues whenever you’re in weather near/below 32 °F (0 °C) depending on the circumstances, so no, these tips aren’t just for situations when it snows.

I’ve personally flown in temperatures quite a bit lower than 32 °F (0 °C) with my DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire and DJI Mavic Pro, like during my trip to Iceland, but most of the standard drones are designed to operate best in the 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C) temperature range.

As always review your drone’s manual to see what the exact temperature range is for your drone. Here are some quick links to the recommend temperature ranges for the most popular drones based on the readers of this blog.

 

I recently experienced some cold weather in upstate New York that affected my DJI Inspire and DJI Phantom’s flights during the month of September and there wasn’t even a single flake of snow around.

This presented some problems for me and my crew because we had a shotlist that we needed to tackle and the cold weather was putting a damper on things.

Luckily, we had some tricks up our sleeves to combat the cold weather and everything ended up working out.

Curious to hear more? Check out my video tutorial below or read my written tutorial after the jump. Read More