Posts Tagged ‘helicopter’

NYPD Helicopter Narrowly Avoids Crashing Into Two Camera Drones

Update: Initial reports that the ‘drones’ flew at the helicopter may not be entirely accurate. Click here to read our followup coverage.


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Earlier this week, two drones narrowly avoided a collision with a New York Police Department’s helicopter just over the George Washington Bridge. It took aversion maneuvers by the quick-thinking helicopter pilot to ensure no collision took place. But just because there wasn’t any critical harm done doesn’t mean the individuals behind the reckless drones are getting off free. Read more…

Aerial Photo Company Gets Cops Called on Them After Drone Startles Naked Woman

Portland-based aerial photography company Skyris Imaging found themselves in an awkward situation earlier this week when a not-fully-clothed woman was startled by a camera drone hovering outside of her 26th-floor apartment in Seattle and, naturally, called the police. 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…

Video: Beautiful Helicopter Photo Shoot of Storm Petra Buffeting the French Coast

Earlier this month, storm Petra battered parts of the French and British coast only days after another storm had smashed its way through the area. And while powerful winds and massive waves were tearing into the French coast, photographer Philip Plisson was in a helicopter capturing the action from a bird’s eye view. Read more…

Nat Geo Photographer Crashes His Camera Drone in China’s Enshi Grand Canyon

Flipping through the pages of National Geographic might give aspiring shooters the impression that the magazine’s photographers never run into issues. Many years of experience and incredible talent combine for a seamless photo experience where accidents never happen, right? Not really… Read more…

Gray Malin’s Colorful Beach Bum Aerials, Shot from Doorless Helicopters

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Colorful images of beach bum-packed shores are probably the best way to describe West Hollywood-based Gray Malin‘s collection, dubbed “À La Plage, À La Piscine” (translates to At the Beach, Pool).
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Photographer Uses His Aerial Helicopter Camera to Deliver an Engagement Ring

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Aerial cameras based around RC helicopters are becoming widely used these days for all kinds of photographic and video-related purposes, but here’s one use that we’ve never seen before. An RC helicopter camera was recently used to both deliver an engagement ring and capture the proposal as it went down.
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Man Gets His Aerial Camera Stuck in the Arms of Lady Justice

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If you ever try your hand at shooting photos or videos from the sky using a remote-controlled helicopter, do your best to avoid trees, tall buildings, and… statues. Ohio-based cameraman Terry Cline found out the dangers of statues the hard way this past weekend. While capturing aerial imagery, Cline got his flying camera stuck in the arms of a statue 100 feet above the ground.
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News Helicopter Camera Snaps Photo of Saturn While in the Air

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If you’ve ever watched the evening news on television, you’ve probably seen photos and video captured by the powerful cameras on the station’s helicopter. Here’s something interesting: on a clear night, the long reach of the helicopter’s camera can actually snap a clear photograph of the planet Saturn!

The photograph above was captured by Chopper 6, the news helicopter operated by Philadelphia’s 6ABC Action News.
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Shooting Aerial Imagery with a Canon 1D C Cinema DSLR on a Drone Rig

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Last week Anthony Jacobs of Perspective Aerials reached out to tell me that he had become the first person to fly a Canon 1D C with a drone rig. The 1D C is a camera I have a very mixed relationship with, but when you see the way someone like Anthony puts it to work you can only imagine what the 1D C’s ability to capture 4K in such a small package could make possible.
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