Stunning aerial shots by Ryan James, talented 22-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher, drone pilot and traveler from Singapore. Ryan focuses on portraiture, urban, architecture, aerial, cityscape and rooftop photography. “I love leading lines and conceptual ideas”, he says. Jemas has over 11.800 followers on Instagram. Continue reading »
Gorgeous aerial shots from rural areas of Ukraine by Nazarii Doroshkevych, talented photographer, retoucher and drone pilot currently based in Kiev. Nazarii travels across the Ukraine to capture magnificent and atmospheric landscapes of his country. Continue reading »
Chase Guttman is an award-winning travel photographer, drone photography expert, author, writer, lecturer and social media influencer. Three-time recipient and first American to win Young Travel Photographer of the Year, a prestigious international competition judged by museum curators and magazine editors, Guttman was named a World’s Top Travel Photographer by Condé Nast Traveler, a Rising Star by Instagram and won the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling and Exploration—a lifetime achievement level honor. Continue reading »
During the past few years, drones have dramatically changed the landscape of photography. So much so that numerous awards, dedicated specifically to aerial photography have emerged. One of them – probably the most prestigious – is Dronestagram, and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest. Continue reading »
Razvan Sera is a talented 22-year-old aerial photographer who was born in Romania and currently lives and works in the Chicago suburbs. Razvan has always had a fascination for sharing his unique perspective, and aerial photography offers him the perfect medium to do so. Sera uses DJI Phantom 4 Drone. Continue reading »
Mike Soulopulos is a talented 21-year-old freelance surf and landscape photographer based in Dana Point, California. Mike is currently a senior at Cal State University Fullerton. Soulopulos focuses on landscaping, he shoots a lot of outdoor, adventure and aerial photography. Continue reading »
Gazing at any one of these stretched-out, gravity-defying landscape photos, you feel like you’re at the pinnacle of a rollercoaster, about to zoom down to ground level. Except instead of being elevated on an artificial track, you’re on flat ground, positioned at the high end of a nearly 90-degree angle with no care for gravity. Turkish artist Aydin Büyüktas (previously featured) warps American landscapes, nearly doubling them in half to show multiple perspectives at once. Continue reading »
Mr Bo aka SA from Above is a talented young photographer based in South Australia, who uses drone to capture vibrant and stunning aerial photos. “My quest for seeking extraordinary captures has driven me to devise and explore extraordinary means to view the object from a unique angle,” he says. SA from Above plans his trips using Google Maps and Earth, he likes to shoot textures, symmetry, lines and patterns in the environment. Continue reading »
A power company in Xiangyang, China, has found a new solution for burning trash off of their power lines. They sent in a drone that shoots fire and it cleaned up the problem real quick. Continue reading »
Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites.
Dam near perfect. Second prize in the same category was of the Huia Dam in Auckland, New Zealand. Hong Kong-based SkyPixel was launched in 2014. (Photo by Brendon Dixon/SkyPixel) Continue reading »
We’ve seen drone photography capture some truly stunning images thanks to its aerial vantage point. Through this lens, a subject’s beauty is showcased in a whole new light. Tahiti-based photographer Helene Havard uses camera drones to redefine wedding photography. Unlike typical portraits where couples are front and center, Havard pictures them as ants in gorgeous and grandiose landscapes. Continue reading »
Back in the day, before the authorities caught on to what was happening, photographers were free to fly their drones anywhere they pleased. There were no laws limiting how high they could fly, where they could fly, or when they could shoot photos and videos. Those were the glory days. And Amos Chapple made the most of them. Continue reading »
Photographer Reuben Wu transforms the vast desert landscape into otherworldly scenes with his stunning series Lux Noctis. The dramatic images feature solitary rock formations surrounded by nearly pitch-black darkness, only illuminated by a selective spotlight. This approach both highlights their incredible characteristics and visually creates the feeling that an alien ship is about to land on the curious grounds. Continue reading »
Our ancestors could spot natural predators from far by their silhouettes. Are we equally aware of the predators in the present-day? Drones are remote-controlled planes that can be used for anything from surveillance and deadly force, to rescue operations and scientific research. Most drones are used today by military powers for remote-controlled surveillance and attack, and their numbers are growing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicted in 2012 that within 20 years there could be as many as 30.000 drones flying over U.S. Soil alone. As robotic birds will become commonplace in the near future, we should be prepared to identify them. This survival guide is an attempt to familiarise ourselves and future generations, with a changing technological environment.
This document contains the silhouettes of the most common drone species used today and in the near future. Each indicating nationality and whether they are used for surveillance only or for deadly force. All drones are drawn in scale for size indication. From the smallest consumer drones measuring less than 1 meter, up to the Global Hawk measuring 39,9 meter in length.
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