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5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

5 Cinematic Drone Shots [VIDEO]

Looking to up your aerial videography game? These may be the only five drone shots you’ll ever need! Check out this terrific video from the Drone Film Guide.
Drone Imaging 101

Drone Imaging 101

There’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular. They are more affordable than ever, and more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It involves some studying, knowledge of and complying with the regulations, and (most important) a lot of […]

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Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Drone Expert Tech: Know Your Limits

Understanding FAA, operational, and personal LIMITS is key to safe flying At 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2017, a DJI Phantom 4 had a midair collision with a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flying off the shoreline of Staten Island, New York. The collision damaged a main rotor blade and a window on the upper […]
Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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My mission here was to capture the beautiful contrasting colors and textures of the lily pads, water, and wharf. Hence, I decided to elevate the drone to about 45 to 60 feet as it allowed me encapsulate every part of the scene I wanted to. It also helped me crop out other potential distractions, such as grassy banks, that could have crept into the scene. Cropping out the grassy banks also added a dark sense of mystery. I also tilted the frame by positioning the wharf at 45 degrees just to break the overall horizontality of the composition.

The Art of a Drone Selfie

Generally speaking, I always thought of selfies as being harmless fun. However, the idea of people becoming obsessed with the manufacturing of their own self-portraits came across as somewhat narcissistic. Because of that I always steered away from taking pictures of myself, and never in a million years would I have imagined writing a feature […]

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Delivery Drones for Public Health

Delivery Drones for Public Health

Interested in getting certified to fly drones for public health? Check out this release from the Humanitarian UAV Network: International health organizations, governments, major donors, non-governmental organizations and companies are increasingly looking to use delivery drones to improve public health services. So what does it actually take to run cargo drone deliveries for public health? […]
Calibrate & Process Multispectral Imagery

Calibrate & Process Multispectral Imagery

Join SimActive’s photogrammetry specialist Simon Grandin to learn more about multispectral images. Participants will learn about: -Using calibrated reflectance panels and sun sensors -Registering multispectral bands -Producing multiband orthomosaics -Creating vegetation index maps Register here

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Podcast Series: Drones for Good & Public Safety

Podcast Series: Drones for Good & Public Safety

The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched a new dual-program podcast series highlighting the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related technology across the emergency management and public safety sectors. The AIRT podcast series is presented by AiRXOS, […]
Share Drone Projects in the Cloud

Share Drone Projects in the Cloud

On Wednesday, June 10th, join SimActive’s Simon Grandin, a photogrammetry specialist to learn about: -Generating maps from drone imagery -Exporting results to the cloud -Creating shareable web links -Visualizing geospatial data online Register by clicking HERE.  

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How To Run a Drone Flying Meetup Group

How To Run a Drone Flying Meetup Group

What is Meetup?  According to Wikipedia, “Meetup is a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events for people with similar interests. Meetup was founded in 2002 by CEO Scott Heiferman and four co-founders”.  It was created to build communities that come together to experience IRL- In Real Life.  It’s a perfect way […]
FAA NEW Drone Training Program

FAA NEW Drone Training Program

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) is a new program designed for universities, colleges, and technical schools by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. Post-secondary institutions with UAS curriculums that want to be recognized as UAS-CTI participants now have the opportunity to […]
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