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By Justin Reznick | Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eye from the Sky: Aerial Photography Tips

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In my new course on aerial photography from the South Island of New Zealand, I talk about searching for abstract patterns from the air to make compelling imagery.

I’ve been fortunate to create abstract aerial images from other parts of the world and would like to share them with you—as well as some tips for what to look for if you ever get a chance to shoot some yourself!

By Carolyn E. Wright | Monday, May 4, 2015

A Fair Flight: Drone Photography and the Law

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Photographers and videographers are always looking for a new angle to shoot. The latest trend is using “unmanned aircraft systems” (“UAS”)—also known as drones—to provide an exciting new view of the world.

But before you take off into these skies, make sure you really understand drone photography laws. Here’s all you need to know.

By Scott Erickson | Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Almost Here: The DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

The DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter comes with its own camera

There’s been no denying the explosion in popularity of drone camera platforms in the past few years and this week DJI, the company at the forefront of the industry, took a giant leap forward when it revealed the new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter.

At a special event on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, DJI announced the new flying camera system as the evolution of everything they’ve learned over their eight-year history of building Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs. Their popular Phantom quadcopter system required you to attach your own camera or to attach a video transmitter to see a live stream from the camera. This time out, DJI is providing a completely integrated system right out of the box.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Improve UAV photos by merging frames: Deke's Techniques


Explore Deke’s Techniques at lynda.com.

Aerial photography is an impressive way to capture a landscape, but you don’t need to hire a plane to get great photos. Deke is back this week in another episode of Deke’s Techniques that shows you how to get the equipment you need to capture great aerial photography and video (all for around $1,000), and then shows you how to merge the resulting frames together to create interesting effects in Photoshop. Learn how to set up a GoPro camera and an UAV (aka an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone), isolate an image from the resulting video in Photoshop, and use masking, Camera Raw filters, sharpening, and layer effects to make your scene really pop.

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