No matter where you live, it can be difficult to clearly see differences between the communities. But when you rise above it (literally), you can see just how many discrepancies there are in the same city, even in a very small space. And more than that, you see how clearly people are divided. South African photographer Johnny Miller creates aerial images that show inequality, differences and separation within the same town. Sometimes, it’s only one thin line that separates two entirely opposite communities.
Drone the World: pay a professional drone photographer to capture your travel memories
When I first saw a selfie stick, I thought it was quite a strange way of capturing travel memories. And now I’ve discovered another quite unusual way of doing this – and a more expensive one. A London-based company Black Tomato offers you a service of hiring a professional drone photographer. He or she will capture your holiday memories and “take your travel experience to the new heights”.
From zero to drone in one hour is MIT’s vision for drone building
Have you ever had a problem finding a drone that suits all your needs? If this is the case, then a group of MIT’s students has the invention which could solve your problem. Thanks to their interactive program, it may soon be possible for everyone to build their own drone, even without any technical background.
Digitizing large format aerial photography film transparencies
One of the challenges (and rewards) of managing a digital production lab for a university research library is working with the wide assortment of analog formats that are collected within its archives, special collections, and map library holdings. For instance, we’ve recently begun conversion work on a 2002 aerial survey of Connecticut that was originally shot on 9″x9″ positive black and white film.
Aerial photo transparencies are commonly turned into contact prints soon after the film is developed. And indeed, we have a large collection of these prints that we’ve digitized over the years at UConn. This type of reflective media can be converted in a couple of ways: you can either scan, or digitally photograph the prints at a sufficient spatial resolution. The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) suggest 6,000 pixels across the long dimension of the image area.
This Egg Drone is a breeze of cool air in the world of Karmas and Mavics
Both DJI and GoPro announced their Mavic and Karma drones. While there are some notable differences they are both following a familiar form factor. If you are looking for something completely different, you may wanna take a look at the PowerEgg from PowerVision. I think it is kind of easy to realizes how the drone got its name, but see if you can tell for yourself ;).
Photographers recreate classic Top Gun scene with upside down jet to test a photography myth
For anybody who’s seen the legendary movie Top Gun, there’s one scene often sticks out in the mind. In it, a fictional MiG-28 is cruising through the air. Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Goose (Anthony Edwards) fly above it, inverted, in an F-14 Tomcat. Goose then proceeds to photograph the pilot of the MiG with a polaroid camera.
Advertising photographer Blair Bunting wanted to try to recreate this. Firstly, to see if it was even possible, and also to see what the shot might have looked like. So, he teamed up with the Patriots Jet Team, as well as fellow photographer filmmakers Jaron Schneider and Toby Harriman of Planet Unicorn Productions. Then, they set to work.
Using two planes as light stands while shooting them with a third plane with a Nikon D5
I know that many are using VALs (Voice Activated Light stands) for moving strobes around, but this is the first time I am seeing a Plane Carried Light stand. Prague-based photographer Dan Vojtech (previously) did just that. Dan collaborated with the Flying Bulls aerobatic group. But he did better than going on a plane along side the pilot and shoot, he also convinced two of the pilots to carry strobes in their back sits, and act as light stands.
Actually, kind of a trivial request. The strobes were pointing upwards and Dan had one of the planes fly upside down, so they will light each other.
Dan shot some “trivial images” as well as some “multiple exposure” sequences, all with the new Nikon D5.
Drone Footage Reveals the Devastation of Syrian Cities
The Syrian civil war is often mentioned in news headlines due to the massive immigrant crisis it caused in Europe, but unique drone footage reveals the devastation of Syrian cities, reminding the world that Europe is handling a side effect of the real problem.
Offering an otherwise unattainable point of view, drones are being used to share the ongoing combat and humanitarian catastrophe, in what looks more like a scene from a Hollywood movie than the coverage you’re used to seeing from war zones.
Drone Operator Arrested After Crashing Into the Empire State Building
Major cities and famous landmarks often make for awesome shots, and that’s probably what Sean Nivin Riddle was after when he went filming with his drone around New York City’s Empire State Building last night.
Unfortunately for the 27-year-old his drone crashed into the 40th floor of the skyscraper, leading to local and federal security forces swarming to the area and arresting him.
Phase One Announces New 100MP Medium Format Sony Sensor and 100MP Aerial Cameras
Kicking off 2016 with a bang, Phase One announced a new 100mp full frame 645 medium format sensor.
The sensor was designed together with Sony, and will be used in the new 100MP Phase One XF camera system.
No to be confused with the standard full-frame sensor, this one got its name simply as it’s not a cropped 645 sensor. Don’t worry about mixing them up, though, as the price will quickly remind you this is a medium format camera.
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