Behind the Scenes— Drone Travel Photography in Turks & Caicos

This is a special guest post from Oren Schauble.

Behind the Scenes Aerial drone Photography 1

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)


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

The 10 Best Places to Show Off Your Drone Photos & Videos

This is a special post done in collaboration with me and Malek Murison who is freelance writer based in


Below is a list of various websites & platforms for you to show off your best drone photos and drone videos.

For plenty of professional and amateur drone pilots it’s all about results. Sure, flying a drone is fun – but it’s a means to an end, right?

It’s safe to say that the ‘end’ is creating interesting aerial imagery, whether that be drone photos or drone videos.

The spectacular drone photos and drone videos you can get from an eye in the sky are the lasting mementos you take home after every flight.

One of the best things about our connected world is that we can now quickly share the things we are proud of with our friends, colleagues and potential clients.

So whether you’re looking to build a name for yourself or win new business, it goes without saying that you need to get your drone imagery out there in order to make an impression and get people to know your work even exists.

But where are the best places to show off your drone photos and videos?

What platforms should you choose to show off your piloting skills to potential clients or get your work recognized by leaders in the field?

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Hey, I Need Your Help! ;) From Where I Drone Community Video



Hey From Where I Drone family let’s make a video together!

I want to create the first ever #fromwhereidrone community video!

So I need you to send me your single BEST, most beautiful, short drone video clip and then I will edit together a compilation video that showcases all the clips I receive from our drone community.


The guidelines are simple:

– Submit your single best 5-10 second drone clip
– Make sure it is at least HD quality
– Include your name + handle in the file name (so I can credit you once it is finished)
– Please don’t submit photos, just videos

You can submit your clip using my Dropbox file request link here:

If you’re in, just click the link above!

As soon as I get enough clips I’ll create the video and post it for everyone to view!

Can’t wait to see what we create together!



31 Essential Tips For Creating Epic Drone Videos #fromwhereidrone

How to Fly in Tripod Mode Using the DJI Mavic & Phantom 4 Pro

DJI tripod mode tutorial how to guide


In this written post and video tutorial, I do a complete step-by-step walkthrough of DJI’s Tripod Mode using the DJI Go App.


The questions I answer below include:

  • What is Tripod Mode?
  • Why use Tripod Mode?
  • What drones does Tripod Mode work on?
  • How do I enter and exit Tripod Mode?
  • What are some tips for mastering Tripod Mode?
  • How can I achieve a Tripod-like Mode if I don’t have a newer DJI drone?

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