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Drone Imaging 101

Drone Imaging 101

10 experts share their advice on getting started by Team RotorDrone There’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular. They are more affordable than ever, and more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It involves some studying, knowledge of […]
Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

Long-Exposure Photo Tricks

You might think that the folks at Polar Pro would know a thing or two about finding great long-exposure locations and capturing incredible images, and you’d be right. In this video, the PolarPro experts share their insider secrets to scouting long-exposure photo locations — great info or drone and ground-based photographers. Check it out! Read […]

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Charging several battery packs at once

Charging several battery packs at once

Lithium battery chemistry is volatile. If one battery can catch fire and cause a lot of damage because of improper charging, imagine what several batteries hooked together and charging in close proximity to one another can do if anything goes wrong. Parallel charging might sound like a convenient way to charge multiple batteries at the same time, but it can […]
Pre-flight Inspection Checklist

Pre-flight Inspection Checklist

Even if the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) manufacturer has a written preflight inspection procedure, it is recommended that the Remote Pilot in Command ensure that the following inspection items are incorporated into the preflight inspection procedure required by part 107 to help the Remote Pilot in Command determine that the sUAS is in a […]

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10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

I love everything about editing video: the software, the equipment, and how you can spend 40 hours working to get a 3-minute piece just right. When it comes down to it, I realize what I love most is the look on other people’s faces when they watch my work. Whether you’re an up-and-coming freelance editor […]
Drone Time-Lapse Photography

Drone Time-Lapse Photography

A time-lapse movie or video is one that speeds up real-time footage so that the viewer can quickly see what has happened. This can be accomplished in two ways. The first is to take a long video and compress it in postproduction so that you show what happened over an hour in a just a […]

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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia
f2.2—1/13s—ISO 200
My mission here was to capture the beautiful contrasting colors and textures of the lily pads, water, and wharf. Hence, I decided to elevate the drone to about 45 to 60 feet as it allowed me encapsulate every part of the scene I wanted to. It also helped me crop out other potential distractions, such as grassy banks, that could have crept into the scene. Cropping out the grassy banks also added a dark sense of mystery. I also tilted the frame by positioning the wharf at 45 degrees just to break the overall horizontality of the composition.

The Art of a Drone Selfie

Generally speaking, I always thought of selfies as being harmless fun. However, the idea of people becoming obsessed with the manufacturing of their own self-portraits came across as somewhat narcissistic. Because of that I always steered away from taking pictures of myself, and never in a million years would I have imagined writing a feature […]
How to Solder Battery Connectors

How to Solder Battery Connectors

John Reid offers up some tips for soldering on a new connector to your flight battery. This video will take you from the start to the finish on a critical skill: soldering.  

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Aerial Drone Photography 101

Aerial Drone Photography 101

Getting Started With Aerial Photography 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 […]
How to improve your drone aerial photos (Quick Tip)

How to improve your drone aerial photos (Quick Tip)

If you watch great films, most outdoor scenes are shot at the “golden hour,” which is the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset. The light is low, and because the sun is going through so much more of the atmosphere, it seems larger and the light is softer. I am not a morning […]
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