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Dan Havlik  |  Jan 12, 2015  |  0 comments

If you haven’t seen this epic drone video yet, it should help you get over the Monday blues. (And even if you’ve already seen it, it’s definitely worth watching again for a few laughs.)

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Will people ever get the message that it’s not polite to buzz wildlife with a flying drone? Last week we shared a video of a pride of a male lions chomping and chewing up a crashed Phantom imaging drone.  Now’s here’s a similar clip involving a group of seven kangaroos.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 02, 2015  |  0 comments

Lots of people do dumb things with their imaging drones but this is one of the dumber – though oddly satisfying – clips we’ve seen.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 17, 2014  |  0 comments

Even if you've seen aerial imaging drones before, you've probably never seen one as small as the Zano.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 07, 2014  |  0 comments

Drone photography is here to stay, whether the government likes it or not. That’s one of the messages from an intriguing roundtable discussion piece titled “Those Daring Photographers and Their Flying Machines” in an upcoming issue of Shutterbug magazine. In the story, written by Lorin Robinson, three experienced imaging drone pilots share their thoughts on this controversial topic, in what amounts to part “state of the drone industry” and part call to arms.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2014  |  0 comments

PhotoPlus Expo in New York City may not have featured as many blockbuster photo gear announcements as photokina in Germany had last month but there was certainly an ample amount of interesting new gear and software at the show.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 30, 2014  |  0 comments

One of the cooler (or geekier, depending on your perspective) imaging products being shown off at the PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City is a high-performance, remote-controlled car designed to help shoot high-speed tracking video. Called the Tero, the miniature vehicle is being sold by Freefly Systems, which created the vaunted 3-axis MoVI stabilizer camera gimbal.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Imaging drones have become so popular, Think Tank Photo has now created a special kit that lets you fit one into a backpack for easy transport. With the new Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter divider kit ($34.75), photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately for $294.75) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 21, 2014  |  0 comments

Jeff Cable is one of many photographers these days discovering the glories of shooting aerial video and images with remote-controlled imaging drones. Cable recently turned his good buddy and Apple Computer legend Steve "Woz" Wozniak on to how easy and fun it is to fly these drones and shot a short video of the experience.

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Jan 01, 2011  |  0 comments

There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to tripods, and they’re impressive, both in design and philosophy. Redged was founded in Holland by a nature photographer (Ed Dorrestein) and a sports and reportage photographer (Bart Bel) in order to get the kinds of tripods they personally wanted.

 

We weren’t the only ones who were impressed. This was...

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