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Joe Farace  |  Aug 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Because of the “this is why we can’t have nice things” antics of several idiots flying drones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires every drone (and RC aircraft) weighing more than 0.55 pounds to register their craft and have an identification label. Pilots are also required to carry Flight ID.

George Schaub  |  Aug 23, 2016  |  2 comments

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) member magazines recently convened for their General Assembly to vote for the best photo and imaging products launched by the industry in the last 12 months. The voting took place during the General Assembly that was held in spring 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Krzystof Chomicz in an intrepid Polish photographer who crawled through thick mud to rescue a stranded white-tailed eagle trapped in the sludge near the coastal town of Swinoujscie. A drone captured the difficult and dangerous exploit.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2016  |  0 comments

This amazing aerial footage shows a lone seal swimming through a huge school of fish off Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia—a popular spot for surfers. The fish create some mesmerizing shapes as the seal passes through their midst, while the surfers observe the action.

Dan Havlik  |  May 25, 2016  |  1 comments

We’ve covered how photographers and videographers are using flying drones to capture amazing aerial footage but we’ve never seen anything quite like this.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Reuben Wu is an artist with the fascinating vision of creating otherworldly landscape photographs that evoke both science fiction and 19th century Romantic paintings. He does this by selectively light-painting his scenes with a powerful done-mounted light.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2016  |  0 comments

For those of you who hate selfie-sticks and think puppies are too much work, there’s this: The new ROAM-e selfie drone. Just enable the “Follow Me” mode and the drone will follow you obediently while never straying more than 10 feet away.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 23, 2016  |  0 comments

The responsible use of recreational drones is becoming a heightened concern as these devices are gaining in popularity among photographers and other hobbyists. Last Friday afternoon things nearly got ugly as the pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported nearly colliding with a drone while on landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 22, 2015  |  0 comments

This was an incredibly close call. Top professional Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher of Austria was nearly hit by a falling drone during a slalom race.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 22, 2015  |  0 comments

During the coming year, the means we’ll use to capture photographs may change but not the motivation to share our view of the world with others. To accomplish this goal we need tools to change the way we see that world and interact with it. Imagine handing an iPhone to Alexander Graham Bell. What would he think of it? The future of imaging includes many paradigm-shifting technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence but in the short run, we’ll deal with trends.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 29, 2015  |  1 comments

I can’t understand the current love affair between photographers and drones. Like all kids I made paper airplanes which I anonymously launched toward unsuspecting substitute homeroom teachers, sure. Sometimes with uncanny accuracy. Is the current drone rage the ultimate technological evolution of the balsawood P-51 Mustang? Or are we channeling our inner Wright brothers? 

Joe Farace  |  Oct 02, 2015  |  0 comments

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officially refers to quadcopters as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) but they obviously have more in common with the kind of hobbyist’s radio-controlled aircraft that have been around since I was a member of the Poly Aeroneers in high school. Yet tech blogs and social media endlessly refer to quadcopters as “drones” when the only thing a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and a DJI Phantom 1 have in common is that they’re capable of flight. But they’re not without some controversy.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 11, 2015  |  0 comments

DJI has introduced two new Mircro Four Thirds-sensor-based cameras for its DJI Inspire 1 pro aerial camera drones.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 10, 2015  |  0 comments

NANUK 945 DJI Drone Case: Ideal for drone users, this durable case is crafted from lightweight NK-7 resin with a top foam insert and a polyurethane lower foam insert. The case measures 25.1x19.9x8.8 inches and weighs 12.7 pounds. It is watertight (with a maximum buoyance of 120 pounds), temperature range is a minimum of 20˚F to a maximum of 140˚F. The NANUK 945 DJI drone case has a conditional lifetime warranty and is available in your choice of olive, orange, silver, yellow, graphite or black. 

The Editors  |  Sep 04, 2015  |  0 comments

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