Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Photographer Flies Drone So Close to Volcanic Eruption it Melts the Face of His Camera

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Drone photography and videographer is allowing image makers to capture footage that would have been impossible to shoot just a few years ago. Case in point: never before could a photographer get so close to a volcanic eruption that the face of his or her gear melted!

But now, if you’re brave enough and responsible enough to do it right, you can do just that… and capture some never-before-possible footage in the process. Read more…

Man Fined $3,200 for Crashing His Camera Drone Into the World’s Third Largest Hot Spring

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Ever wonder what it would cost you to run afoul of Yellowstone’s anti-camera drone rules? There’s probably not a chart hanging up anywhere, but if you’re a Dutch tourist and you crash a DJI Phantom into the Grand Prismatic Spring — the world’s third largest hot spring — the bill will come out to $3,200+. Read more…

Nixie: A Tiny Flying Camera Drone You Wear On Your Wrist

If the idea of a wearable camera drone seems downright strange to you, you’re probably not alone, but a new wrist-mounted flying concept camera called the Nixie makes this strange idea seem both possible and completely logical. Read more…

Drone Gets Too Close to Ram, Ram Knocks Down Drone and Chases Down Photographer

General wisdom is that you should keep a respectful distance between yourself and the animals you’re photographing. If you don’t, you — or in this case the buzzing drone you were using in your stead — might be punished for your folly.

Enter YouTube user Buddhanz1, his FPV quadcopter, and an angry ram he says he rescued and now looks after. Read more…

Yellowstone Levels Criminal Charges at Drone Users Who are Violating the Park’s Ban

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Yellowstone is no longer taking a slap-on-the-wrist, “we’ll let you off with a warning” approach to people who violate the park’s ban on camera drones. Egged on by several incidents since the ban went into effect, the park is starting to file criminal charges against violators that could mean $5,000 fines and/or 6 months in jail. Read more…

Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned

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Photography drones are facing a perilous atmosphere of distrust and legal chaos. In these circumstances, even small mistakes can have big consequences. A shift in public sentiment against private drone usage could easily result in the application of restrictive regulations, or perhaps even conditional bans. Read more…

Video: Bassist Knocks Event Photographer’s Drone Out of the Air for No Good Reason

While filming a national skateboarding event in Detroit on Saturday, drone photographer Harry Arnold of Detroit Drone had his RC copter knocked out of the sky and broken by a punk rock bass player who decided to throw things at the UAV after finishing a song. Read more…

Tourist Crashes Drone Into Yellowstone Hot Spring, Or: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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Remember when all national parks banned drones? Well, apparently someone didn’t. Because last weekend, a tourist visiting the beautiful and pristine Yellowstone National Park managed to crash his right into a hot spring. Read more…

DJI’s Newest Pro-Level UAV Puts Its Phantom Lineup to Shame

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The uncontested leader in drones, DJI, is continually making improvements to their ever-growing Phantom line-up. And in their latest UAV, they seem to have turned it up to eleven with their larger, more robust Spreading Wings S900 Hexacopter.

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DIY: Build Your Own Anti-Vibration Camera Drone Mount for Only $10!

Just picked up a DJI Phantom but don’t have the cash to drop on an expensive gimbal to keep your shots steady and level? Well, it turns out $10 will get you at least half-way there and keep the ‘jello effect’ and blur out of the videos and photos you plan to go out and capture. Read more…