One of the greatest impacts of “drones” coming into our lives is the impact it has on photojournalism. Drones can go places that photographers just can’t go by foot.
Here is a story that illustrates this perfectly (though its only relation to photography is the drone involved). According to ABC, a couple of teenagers – Chris Harris and a friend – were staying at their family’s vacation home by a lake, and when evening came, they tied their boat to a buoy and went about their business.
The following day they noticed a bunched of people untying their boat from the buoy and tying it to a speed boat, and starting to sail away. Two things happened in parallel: the called 911, and got a DJI Phantom 4 in the air to follow the boats. Chris had the drone following the alleged thieves for quite a while, going as fast 50 MPH for some of the chase, and of course recording it at stunning 4K. after a while Chris lost track and the done came back home.