I am excited to announce the release of my new ebook, Drone Photography Tips and Techniques! I have been filming from a drone for awhile now and I wanted to compile my knowledge into an easy to read book to help those who are starting out get a head start on their filming. In this book, I cover:
I am planning on updating this book periodically, so if there is something I missed or would like to learn more about, please let me know below and I will make sure to include it in the next version. If you purchased a previous version of this book, just let me know and I will be sure to send you the newest version for free! Buy "Drone Photography Tips and Techniques" for only $9.99!
My wife signed up for a 3 mile downwind paddle board event called "The Butterfly Effect." I took the DJI Phantom Drone along for the ride as well as my Sony NEX5n and shot the start of this interesting paddle boarding ride for charity. Race report from my wife was that it was really windy, really wavy, and really scary. My wife even had a mild black eye from getting hit in the head with a stray paddle board! Yikes.. anyway, all that happened after I filmed this.
Marcus Andrew from Vice reached out to me and sent this video over showing some behind the scenes action from the making of a new documentary about Water. This uses ultra high end cameras on remote control helicopters and maybe quadcopters as well although I only saw a giant collective pitch heli. The director talks about the inability to get rental full size helicopters in remote locations as his primary driver to using this technology but I bet after using them he will rarely pick full size over RC again because as readers of this blog know, these kind of shots are only possible with small drones! They are using some serious camera equipment out there, like a Hasselblad 60 Megapixel cameras, a Red EPIC and an unreleased, Red prototype that shot the 5K resolution.
There are more pictures and information at the creators blog here, but I especially like these two shots below because I like science fiction and these just look like a scene from a movie like that, but they represent here and now!