Traveling is wonderful, but it can be stressful if you’re flying with photography gear. You need to transport everything safely, plus avoid any potential misunderstandings at the airport because of the electronics you’re carrying. So, if your photography or video work takes you abroad often, Joe Edelman offers plenty of tips to make your life easier. In this video, he suggests the best bags and gear to carry, as well as packing tips to make your gear safe and make you carefree during a flight.
We’ve recently seen a video that shows what happens when a drone hits an airplane wing (and DJI called it agenda-driven). But what happens when a drone meets a helicopter? Well, at a surfing event in Hawaii, a helicopter was called to the rescue to knock the drone out of the sky. And it was a piece of cake!
When you’re flying with photo gear, it’s a pretty slow process to have all your cameras, lenses and other stuff scanned separately. But here is some good news: Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently testing new scanners that will allow you to all electronics gear in your carry-on luggage and go through the airport security without so much fuss.
Imagine coming to the gate at the airport and the staff forces you to check in your camera bag. There is thousands of dollars’ worth of gear, and checking it in means it can get lost or damaged. We recently covered the story Michelle Frankfurter shared, claiming that American Airlines lost her $13K worth of gear. Inspired by Frankfurter’s story, Matt Granger shares two ways you can avoid checking in your camera bag at the airport.
Shooting with a drone gives you an entirely new perspective and opens up plenty of new possibilities. Whether you use it for photography or video, using a drone requires some skill and planning if you want to make the best out of it. Stewart Carroll from Drone Film Guide shares a fantastic set of tips that will help you make your drone footage look more professional. These tips will not only help you get great shots but also teach you how to make the best out of your drone.
So you’ve bought your first drone and it’s time for some awesome aerial shots. But, before you take off, you should make the flight safe for you and the others, and of course, for the drone itself. In only 7 minutes, Darious Britt will tell you all you need to know and do before your drone takes its first flight.
It’s not enough just to unpack the drone and take it up into the sky. Darious shares some useful advice what to do before the first flight, how to practice flying, which apps to use and how to keep yourself and the others safe. It’s a useful and helpful checklist for all the drone newbies. So, if you haven’t made your first flight yet, this is the video you must watch before you do it.
Between April 14 and 21, drone pilots were flying near Chengdu Shuangliu Airport in China. Their recklessness caused more than 100 flights to make unscheduled landings or returns, and these changes affected over 10,000 passengers.
DJI, the world’s leading drone manufacturer, puts a bounty on the drone pilots. They offer up to 1 million yuan ($145,000) reward for any clues that could lead to the perpetrators.
According to the reviews, DJI Mavic Pro takes a pretty high rank. Designer and Creative Entrepreneur Roberto Blake bought one, and he’s among those who love it. But, he points out that there are still some things you need to know before making the final decision. No matter how amazing DJI Mavic Pro is, you still want to make sure that the final decision is the best one you make. So, here are five things you need to know before buying this drone.
You may like winter and cold weather, but your drone batteries don’t. It affects their chemical charge and gives you shorter flight time. If you’re typically used to getting around 25 minutes of flight, in cold weather it comes down to about 15, or even less. Dirk Dallas from Adorama TV shares some useful tips for extending the drone’s battery life in cold weather, as well as some tips for flying in winter conditions.
New Year, new beginnings. But for a drone owner from Seattle, the beginning of 2017 probably wasn’t what he was hoping for. On New Year’s Eve, his drone was circling around the Seattle’s iconic Space Needle, when it crashed onto the platform. The case was reported to the police, and it seems they identified the drone owner. The police are still working on the case,and the City of Seattle could file charges. In this case, the owner may pay a fine and even end up in jail.