Although drone photography might lead you onto some sticky legal ground in some states, it is nonetheless often quite beautiful. It makes sense that those who have spent good money on drones are eager to put that money to use, and now they have an Instagram-like social network on which to share their results.
Dubbed Dronestagr.am (imagine that), the website gives commercial and private drone photographers a chance to share their stunning aerial imagery with each other and the public at large. Not to be confused with the Tumblr that bears the same name (an anti-military drone project) this particular Dronestagr.am seeks to spread the good name of drones.
The site itself is still in Beta, but if you have a drone you’re more than welcome to sign up and start uploading. “The civilian drone market is really exploding,” said Dronestagr.am founder and CEO Eric Dupin in an interview with VentureBeat. “We thought it was a good idea to build a platform where every ‘dronist’ could upload and share their best aerial pictures.”
Furthermore, he hopes to build an active (and interactive) community on Dronestagr.am — a community that will, in time, “build a world map of our Earth with a bird’s eye view.”
Even in Beta, the site is still moving swiftly towards its goal. Although it only just really gotten going — according to VentureBeat, the company has raised zero money and has only three employees to its name at this point — already those ‘dronists’ Dupin mentioned are flocking to the site.
Aerial views of everything from cityscapes to sporting events are available for visitors and users alike to browse through by category, arranging their results by date, title, likes, views, or even randomly.
To check out Dronestagr.am for yourself or sign-up and start uploading some of your own aerial photography (video integration coming soon) head over to the site and learn more by clicking here.
(via Laughing Squid)