Posts Tagged ‘uav’

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…

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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FAA Investigating Drone Pilot Who Shot the Nashville 4th of July Fireworks from Above

Last weekend, following the Fourth of July festivities, we shared a wonderful video of a Florida fireworks show as seen by a drone recording from within the show, perilously close to the colorful explosives. It wasn’t the only such video to air post-Independence Day, however.

Others, including the video above shot by Robert Hartline in Nashville, TN also received tens of thousands of hits and, as it turns out, a bit more attention than he bargained for… Hartline is now being investigated by the FAA. 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…

Woman Violently Attacks Photographer on Beach for Using a Quadcopter

Editor’s Note: This video contains strong language that is not suitable for viewing at work.


We’ve seen our fair share of photographers being harassed by people who would rather they not be taking pictures in a public space. Be it a cop or an angry citizen, the worst it typically gets is the photographer being forced (illegally) to delete the photos he or she has taken.

This particular run in, however, goes far, far beyond that as the upset citizen begins violently assaulting the photographer. Read more…

FAA to Make the Use of ‘Low-Risk’ Drones Permissible by November

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Although the battle between drone owners and the FAA carries on in terms of definitive laws and regulations, it looks like progress is being made. According to a report by Bloomberg, the FAA is looking to expedite the handing out of permits for owners of “low-risk” drones. 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…