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EDIT (July 25, 2017):

This thread, the original "Official drone photography", became more of a discussion thread, and lacked many images. I have created a dedicated discussion thread...please use that one for discussion:

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1501189

Thanks.

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Howdy fellow FM-ers...

I have been a general aviation pilot for a few decades, and have very much enjoyed the view from up there. But taking pictures thru the usually scratched windows didn't work well.

On commercial aviation flights, I typically have a camera nearby and my nose sometimes pressed up against the window. Yeah, I'm a lost cause.

Anyway...

When "drones" came along a few years ago, I saw a way for my flying and photography passions to merge, without having to hire a helicopter for $1000 an hour. My love of flying and photography could come together beautifully in one fairly small package that can be put in a backpack and taken pretty much anywhere.

So...

I decided to start this "Official Drone Photography" thread. I'll post a couple images here right now, and invite others to do the same.

Rules? Well, let just say it should be a shot that practically speaking, couldn't be taken with anything other than a drone. But let's just have fun with this. Try to give fellow FM-ers who have seen those "buzzy toys" flying around, a taste of what they can do photographically, in the spirit of FM.

The drones I use are a home-made hexacopter (6 blades), as well as a DJI Phantom 3 Professional, as well as a 3DR Solo. The Hexacopter and the Solo use a GoPro, which in my case, is a Hero 4 Silver.

As decent as these small sensors can be sometimes, esp for posting to the web, and while of course subject/lighting/composition are king, I'd like to start flying with a larger sensor at some point...an RX100, GM1/5, or even better, a Ricoh GR2...those cameras chosen for a combination of image quality vs size/weight, so I don't have to build or buy a larger drone, which wouldn't be nearly as easy to travel with as the Phantom and Solo.

With that said:






Jul 25, 2017 at 03:23 PM
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Howdy fellow FM-ers...

I have been a general aviation pilot for a few decades, and have very much enjoyed the view from up there. But taking pictures thru the usually scratched windows didn\'t work well.

On commercial aviation flights, I typically have a camera nearby and my nose sometimes pressed up against the window. Yeah, I\'m a lost cause.

Anyway...

When \"drones\" came along a few years ago, I saw a way for my flying and photography passions to merge, without having to hire a helicopter for $1000 an hour. My love of flying and photography could come together beautifully in one fairly small package that can be put in a backpack and taken pretty much anywhere.

So...

I decided to start this \"Official Drone Photography\" thread. I\'ll post a couple images here right now, and invite others to do the same.

Rules? Well, let just say it should be a shot that practically speaking, couldn\'t be taken with anything other than a drone. But let\'s just have fun with this. Try to give fellow FM-ers who have seen those \"buzzy toys\" flying around, a taste of what they can do photographically, in the spirit of FM.

The drones I use are a home-made hexacopter (6 blades), as well as a DJI Phantom 3 Professional, as well as a 3DR Solo. The Hexacopter and the Solo use a GoPro, which in my case, is a Hero 4 Silver.

As decent as these small sensors can be sometimes, esp for posting to the web, and while of course subject/lighting/composition are king, I\'d like to start flying with a larger sensor at some point...an RX100, GM1/5, or even better, a Ricoh GR2...those cameras chosen for a combination of image quality vs size/weight, so I don\'t have to build or buy a larger drone, which wouldn\'t be nearly as easy to travel with as the Phantom and Solo.

With that said:






Nov 27, 2016 at 07:22 PM





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