Posts Tagged ‘aerial’

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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Beautiful Aerial Photographs of Africa Captured Through the Window of a Cessna

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Photographer Joel Krahn has spent the last two years of his life putting his time and talents towards helping non-profits. And after two years of doing this work in his hometown of Vancouver, he was given the opportunity to take his endeavors overseas and shoot with On-Field Media, a media division of Nairobi-based organization Africa Inland Mission.

Over the course of the three months he was there, Krahn captured a gorgeous collection of aerial landscapes of the African environment — from the Nile River weaving its way through South Sudan to rural villages in Kenya.

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Iceland from Above: Gorgeous Aerial Photos of Icelandic Landscapes by Lukas Gawenda

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Photographer Lukas Gawenda has been a landscape lover since he was 10 years old. And even though he’s photographed everything from US National Parks, to his home country of Germany, to the tiny worlds of macro photography, none of them quite match the majesty he captures when he takes to the skies over Iceland. Read more…

Dronestagram’s First Drone Photo Contest Shows the Awesome Potential of the Genre

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Drone photography is still new enough that we haven’t really seen the true potential of this new media unlocked — yet.

While the FAA and others bicker about privacy and regulation, some photographers are out there exploring the boundaries of this new technology… and all of them seem to have shown up for the first Drone Photography Competition put together by Dronestagram with help from Nat Geo France, GoPro and a few others. Read more…

AirDog: The Foldable, Autonomous GoPro Drone that Always Keeps You in the Shot

It looks like autonomous drones are the next fad, because just days after sharing the Hexo+ drone, we have for your consideration another very popular autonomous flying cameraman. It’s called AirDog, and like Hexo+ it is currently in its crowdfunding stage a la Kickstarter. Read more…

Flying High: A Conversation with Bill Yates About His Aerial Photography

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Bill Yates is based in North Florida and travels extensively shooting personal projects. Primarily known for his stunning aerial photography, Bill recently discovered nearly 400 rolls of old film he shot in the 70’s & 80’s squirreled away in an old storage locker, which has led to his newest project called “Found Film Recently Developed.”

We sat down with Bill to talk about his history in this industry, how he got into aerial photography, and see if he had any advice for the up-and-comers. Read more…

Phase One iXU 150 Medium Format Camera is Small Enough to Take to The Skies

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Looking to take drone photography to new heights, Phase One has announced the iXU 150: a pint-sized CMOS medium format camera that has been designed with aerial photography in mind. Read more…

Beautiful Aerial GoPro Footage Captured by Rescued Pelican Learning to Fly

Watch out aerial videographers, you may soon be replaced by birds with cameras. A few weeks ago we shared some great footage captured by a bird who got his beak on one of the BBC’s egg cameras and took flight over a group of penguins. And today, we show you what a pelican can capture when his human helps him ‘hold’ the camera. Read more…