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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.

Lorin R. Robinson  |  May 07, 2015  |  0 comments

For commercial photographers and videographers hoping for clear signals from the FAA regarding the use of imaging drones in their businesses, the agency’s announcement yesterday of its new Pathfinder program may not sit well.

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...

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 13, 2016  |  0 comments

Photokina, the world’s largest imaging show, will open its doors in Cologne, Germany in a week and an array of new cameras, lenses, and assorted photo accessories are set to make their debuts at this massive event.

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Colin Smith may be known to many readers for his instructional videos and workshops, with a focus not only on Photoshop but also Lightroom. Aside from still photography, he also shoots video. But he had never pursued drone photography until about four years ago.

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.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments

DJI has launched the Mavic Air camera drone, a foldable, highly portable camera drone with a 3-axis gimbal for stability, 4K video shooting, and the ability to capture 36MP panoramic images from high in the sky. Weighing just under a pound and the shape of a large smartphone when folded up, the Mavic Air made its debut after being pulled from the coat pocket of DJI’s Michael Perry’s down vest at a press conference in New York City this morning.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 08, 2015  |  0 comments

DJI just launched a brand new camera drone: the Phantom 3 quadcopter, which features an improved video and still camera along with several new tools to make shooting and sharing aerial video and photos with this UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) easier.

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.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 31, 2017  |  0 comments

The amazing aerial photo above might not have got off the ground if it hadn’t been for social media. 

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.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 13, 2015  |  0 comments

Drones are wonderful tools for photographers (versatile and fun to operate) but for one reason or another not every flight goes as planned. This brief viral video—captured in Victoria, Australia by photographer Adam Lancaster—documents a dramatic encounter between a DJI camera drone (just flying along, minding its own business) and what appears to be an irate wedge-tailed eagle.

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.

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.

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