Posts Tagged ‘drone’

Photojojo Gets Into the Rental Market, Will Offer Drones, Old Polaroid Cameras & More

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Photojojo comes from humble beginnings as a newsletter for the photography community, but it is a humble newsletter no more. Since those days, it has evolved into one of the go-to resources for the latest trendy gear, gadgets and accessories, and today, they announced their expansion into yet another market: rentals. Read more…

Man Arrested for Flying His Camera Drone Over Crash Site, Allegedly Refused to Land

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There are two sides to every story, but in the case of Ohio copy machine repairman and aerial videography hobbyist Kele Stanley, his side is drastically different from that of the police who arrested him for flying his camera drone over the site of a car crash. Read more…

Striking Hyperlapse Captures Construction of the 100ft ‘Kelpies’ Sculptures in Scotland

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Andy Scott‘s dramatic ‘Kelpies‘ sculptures near Falkirk, Scotland are only a week away from their official unveiling, which prompted Helix to unveil one of the most epic construction time-lapses we’ve ever seen to show the massive 100ft sculptures come to life. Read more…

A BTS Look at Using a Drone Mounted LED Rig to Light a Night Shoot

Using two Black Armored Hexacopters, a RED Epic and an LED lighting rig, aerial video specialist Simon Sjörén and his team took to the mountains of Åre, Sweden to create a unique nighttime ski video. Read more…

Gofor Envisions a World Where Drones are an On-Demand Service

It’s only an idea, a thought experiment that is equal parts cool and terrifying from a privacy perspective, but the Gofor concept is definitely turning heads. Right now, getting into drone photography is pretty pricey, but Gofor imagines a world where you could rent one right from your smartphone. Read more…

DJI Gives Popular Phantom 2 Quadcopter a Plus-Worthy Update

Less than six months after releasing their second iteration of their Phantom Drone, DJI is back at it again with another, albeit somewhat smaller, update to what is likely the most-frequently featured quadcopter on PetaPixel. Read more…

Camera Drone Supposedly Hits Triathlete in the Head During Race, Facts Still Unclear

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Earlier this week, an unfortunate even took place at the Endur Batavia Triathlon. While heading into her second lap of the running portion of the triathlon, competitor Raija Ogden was taken out by a UAV — more commonly referred to as a drone — which was being operated by New Era Film and Photography.

The incident has since gone into investigation mode, with both New Era and The Geraldton Triathlon Club looking into the events that transpired. And while much information is still left unknown, an interesting piece has come out thanks to ACUO, the association responsible for certifying UAV operators in Australia. 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…

Stunning Drone Footage from Inside the Ice Caves of a Glacier in Alaska

The filmmakers behind this video claim that it’s the “first documented drone flight inside an ice cave.” We’re not 100% certain of that, but it does certainly offer a spectacular look at one of the side effects of a melting glacier. Read more…

BTS: Music Video Shot Using a Drone with 8 GoPros Attached for ‘Little Planet’ Effect

We’ve seen how impressive footage shot with a drone and just one GoPro can be, but that’s child’s play compared to the band Booka Shade’s most recent music video shoot. Employing the services of the drone cinematographers at Octofilms, they slapped 8 GoPros onto a drone to capture some psychedelic ‘Little Planet’ style imagery. Read more…