What if you had the same camera, lighting and subject matter as everyone else. A groundhog day for a photographer so to speak. If we all have the same gear what would make you different? “Imagine you had no way of visually showing someone any of your work, and they ask you to describe what you’re about, not your genre, but what is the essence of what you’re trying to achieve?” This quote from Katy Niker is something we should all think about and consider when pressing the shutter button. What is it that you’re trying to achieve beyond visuals?
DJI first introduced geofencing capabilities to its drones in 2013. It’s a technology that uses the GPS data to prevent drones from flying into no-fly-zones such as airports. Now, DJI have released GEO (Geospatial Environment Online) which provides drone pilots with up-to-date information on where restricted locations exist.
As well as the permanently restricted areas that have always been in place, the new system allows for the creation of temporary no-fly-zones for unfolding events, such as forest fires. This would prevent flights into, or taking off from within these areas. Drone operators also now have the ability to opt out.
It’s getting to become a pretty common occurrence lately. Somebody flies a drone, somebody else gets hit in the head by it. Well, when they’re not being speared out of the sky.
This time, however, it is believed that it wasn’t pilot error or a drone malfunction, but simply mother nature doing her thing as the drone collided with the face of aspiring model Jess Adams.
Drones are becoming more affordable with each new generation, but not for one second does that mean they’re cheap.
And that’s precisely what makes watching this DJI Inspire get taken out by a jet ski so painful.[Read More…]