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Getting Started in Photo & Video Drones

Aerial and Video Photography

Aerial Photography – Getting Started Guide

Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and there are two directions you can go. For sports and enjoyment, many will head toward drone racing, while others will want to document their flight through photography or videos. We will save drone racing for […]
New Drone? What You Need to Know

New Drone? What You Need to Know

Today’s multirotors have evolved into amazing “very smart” aircraft, and they have a lot to offer. Whether you are just looking to try something new, get some really cool digital aerial photos and video, or want to experience the excitement of drone racing, there are plenty of choices available. Let’s see what all the excitement […]

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Drone Assembly: Thread-Lock Types

Drone Assembly: Thread-Lock Types

There are several types of thread-lock at the hardware store; which is best for our drones? Answer: Thread-lock, as the name implies, keeps threaded parts from coming apart under most conditions. There are two types: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical thread-lock includes split washers, star washers, and nylon-insert nuts. Chemical thread-lock can be both anaerobic and […]
Drone Travel: Picking a Case

Drone Travel: Picking a Case

What’s the best type of case for traveling with drones and accessories? Answer: A hard-shell, polyethylene case is superior for both transit and shipping. Look for name brands with strong replacement warranties in the event of freak failures in the handles or otherwise. Also look for optional or included locking mechanisms and  ergonomic features, such […]

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4K Drone Footage

4K Drone Footage

Our Senior Editor John Reid talks about shooting in 4K for your drone videos.

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Aerial Photography & Composition

Aerial Photography & Composition

Taking photos from dizzying heights doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be interesting or effective. Once you’ve located yourself on a high altitude with a drone, aimlessly shooting will not guarantee you any visually pleasing results. In fact, the most common problem I’ve observed with amateur photographers is that, once they’ve made their drone airborne, […]

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Drone Apps: Top 25

Drone Apps: Top 25

Apps and drones go hand in hand, and most drone manufacturers offer apps that are specific to their aerial platforms to enhance their flight capabilities. There are also hundreds of other apps available for use with all types of drones, from ones that tell you where to fly to flight planning to networking with other […]
Drone Protection

Drone Protection

First and foremost, look for a drone case. It will give your drone the best all-around protection during storage and transport. Ideally, you want to find a case that’s designed specifically for your drone’s model; this ensures the best fit (and the best overall protection). Then you need to decide whether to go with a […]
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