Aerial Photography/Videography

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Discovering Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with Drones

While operating his drone near the York River in Virginia, Donglai Gong accidentally found a harmful algal bloom or HAB. Donglai, an assistant professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, was curious and took some photos. This random event quickly led to something larger, the involvement of NASA. Drones are the next evolutionary step in HAB detection; that's why they are being used by NASA in and outside of the Virginia area.

By | 2017-11-09T09:26:07+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Aided Research, Drones|Comments Off on Discovering Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with Drones

The sky’s the limit – getting creative with your drone videography

Getting the most from your new drone doesn't have to be difficult. We've defined the five most common aerial photography shots and provided you with the details you will need to recreate them. With a little practice, you'll be taking your drone videos to the next level. 

By | 2017-10-06T07:44:40+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on The sky’s the limit – getting creative with your drone videography

Importance of storyboard before shooting a drone video

Over the last few years drones have become a popular tool in film and video production. With more and more content being created it's important to set your content apart and using a storyboard can do just that. A storyboard is a tool for collaboration and gear selection. It can also be useful in clearly communicating your desired shot and staying legal. 

By | 2017-10-06T07:32:45+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on Importance of storyboard before shooting a drone video

The GoPro Karma Drone And Karma Grip Visit Popeye Village, Malta

Chris January of The Telegraph recently used the latest GoPro Karma Drone and Karma Grip to capture the innate beauty of Popeye Village; a family entertainment complex originally built as a movie set. Malta has rarely looked at serenely beautiful as it does in the above video, shot by The Telegraph's Chris January using GoPro's [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:23+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on The GoPro Karma Drone And Karma Grip Visit Popeye Village, Malta

Government Regulations Still Stifling US Drone Industry Growth

Each day, new ideas are brought forth in the drone industry by enterprising entrepreneurs. It's exciting to watch, and it gives me hope for a bright future filled with drones. However, when I read about the stifling regulations the FAA and government organizations have created that hope can quickly fade. When Jim Komsa launched his [...]

By | 2017-07-24T08:01:58+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Industry, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on Government Regulations Still Stifling US Drone Industry Growth

Simulating Aerial Photography: A How-to Guide

On VertWorx, I recently highlighted the Public Lab Squid Kite, that can help you capture some aerial shots on a shoe-string budget. Chung Dha has another solution; he uses his Samsung Galaxy S8, a smooth phone gimbal and 5 meter boom pole. This combination is definitely more expensive then the Public Lab solution, however the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:24+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, DIY, Drone Videos, Drones|Comments Off on Simulating Aerial Photography: A How-to Guide

“Future-proof” Modular Drones from France’s Lehmann Aviation

Lehmann Aviation historically focused on higher-end drones, now they've course corrected and are launching a brand new line of "future-proof" modular drones. Why replace your entire drone when you can simply upgrade a single component? Drone technology has changed rapidly over the past decade and France's Lehmann Aviation is looking to help professional drone users [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:25+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Aerial Photogrammetry, Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drone Construction, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on “Future-proof” Modular Drones from France’s Lehmann Aviation

Getting a Bird’s Eye View of Independence Day Fireworks

This year, YouTube has been filled with fireworks videos from a different perspective. Thanks to drones, and a number of drone operators who are skirting local laws, we can now see our Fourth of July tradition from a brand new view. Among the starbursts, strobes and other pyrotechnics of an Independence Day fireworks show, a [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:29+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on Getting a Bird’s Eye View of Independence Day Fireworks

Searching for the Perfect Selfie Drone

With social media sites like Instagram all the rage these days, everyone is trying to get the perfect photo. Enter the "selfie drone". If you have ever considered purchasing a drone just for it's selfie photo capabilities, then you are going to want to read this article. There's nothing more annoying than a dad with [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:30+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones|Comments Off on Searching for the Perfect Selfie Drone

Creating 3D and 2D Maps Using Drone-based Aerial Photogrammetry

A popular commercial drone use-case is aerial photogrammetry. Aerial photogrammetry creates 2D or 3D models from sets of aerial photographs. Drones are the perfect for collecting the required aerial photographs because of their simplicity and low operational costs. This has made traditional photogrammetric platforms (manned planes) that are still carrying heavy, sophisticated, expensive, and accurate sensors cumbersome and [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:33+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Aerial Photogrammetry, Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone GIS, Drones|Comments Off on Creating 3D and 2D Maps Using Drone-based Aerial Photogrammetry