Posts Tagged ‘aerial’

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

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Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in the air. At that altitude, Laforet was able to look down at air traffic around NYC’s major airports, and there was no extra pane of glass between the photographer and the city. A few thousand feet higher and oxygen masks would have been required.
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Arizona Realtor Becomes First to Get FAA Permission for Aerial Drone Photography

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The Federal Aviation Administration is notoriously strict about the use of aerial camera drones for commercial purposes. Much of the commercial imagery you’ll find online was captured “illegally” without the permission of the agency.

Yesterday, realtor Douglas Trudeau of Tucson, Arizona became the first real estate agent in the country to be given permission to use his drone for his property listings.
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A Hyperlapse Tour of Toronto’s Rapidly Changing Skyline

Toronto-based time-lapse photographer Ryan Emond has released an impressive new video that takes you on an tour of the Toronto skyline, hyperlapse style. The project is titled, “Toronto Skyline Porn,” and features gorgeous shots captured high overhead, with many of the shots seamlessly zooming into the following ones.
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Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for the perfect weather conditions to arrive. But once they did, the minute forty-five of footage they captured made it all worthwhile. Read more…

DJI Inspire 1: A Sleek Drone That Brings Easy 4K Aerial Imagery to the Masses

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DJI has officially announced its latest camera drone. Called the Inspire 1, the new remote-controlled quadcopter brings 4K aerial video and 12MP aerial photos to the masses in a sleek and easy-to-operate package.
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Here’s What You Can Capture with a Camera Drone in a Major Airport

Drone’s aren’t allowed within a 5-mile radius of medium-to-large-sized airports in the United States. As a result, the Internet isn’t exactly teeming with photographs or videos taken from a drone’s perspective above those areas.

The video above offers a look at what you’d be able to capture if you were allowed to fly your camera drone around in a large airport. It was made in Mexico.
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Warning: Fly Your Camera Drone Near a Big Sports Stadium, Go to Jail

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Earlier this year, we shared an interactive map showing where you aren’t allowed to fly camera drones. The list is generally pretty simple: national parks, military bases, and 5 miles around major airports.

Here’s another item to add to that list: major sport stadiums.
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28-Foot Camera Stand Gets You Aerial Style Images Without the Drone

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Not long ago we shared with you a clever trick from CheesyCam that took your photography to new heights by using a massive yet inexpensive 12-foot tripod. But if that wasn’t high enough for you, there’s an even taller option out there.

It’s a huge 28-foot camera stand, and it’s appropriately called the MegaMast.

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Photographer Finds Massive De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 Lens, Manages to Use it with His D610

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There are perks to doing your PhD on optical studies of the aurora, and among them is that you might just stumble across a very exotic lens like the De Oude Delft 105mm f/0.75 in the cabinets of the research group you’re working with.

That’s what happen to photographer Jason Ahrns, and although they wouldn’t let him buy the lens, he was allowed to take it home on an extended loan and try to put this monster through its paces. Read more…

PlexiDrone is an Ultra-Portable Modular Drone That Makes Aerial Photography a Snap

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If you’re looking to get into aerial drone photography, the PlexiDrone is one robotic quadcopter you might want to look into. It’s an ultra-portable drone that can be transported disassembled and snapped together in less than one minute when needed.
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