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Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Award-winning travel and drone photographer Chase Guttman has a long list of accomplishments, especially for someone who was born when Bill Clinton was President of the U.S. Guttman honed his drone photography skills while travelling across the U.S. to capture breathtaking images of all 50 states from the air.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Richard Cooke is a British action photographer who has been making amazing images of everything from fighter jets to Arctic warfare for the past 40 years. In the video below, you’ll see some incredible shots he captured on film in 1977 of the Red Arrows—an acrobatic team of flyers within Britain’s Royal Air force.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Maybe you saw the video we posted yesterday showing a pod of curious orcas (aka killer whales) following a lone swimmer off the coast of New Zealand. The amazing aerial video, which was shot by Dylan Brayshaw using a drone, quickly went viral and now Brayshaw has posted another video (embedded below) where he explains the backstory on the clip.

Dan Havlik  |  May 12, 2015  |  0 comments

I see a lot of cool imaging gadgets in my line of work but the Lily Flying Camera is one of the more intriguing devices I’ve looked at in a while. A remote controlled aerial drone in the vein of the popular Phantom quadcopters from DJI, Lily adds an interesting new twist to UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). It’s fully automated and requires very little to no practice from users to take it for an aerial spin and capture sky-high video footage and still photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 30, 2015  |  0 comments

Phase One Industrial has announced the Phase One iXU 180, which the company says is the world’s smallest and lightest 80-megapxiel medium format aerial camera. The Phase One iXU 180 weighs less than 34 ounces and can fit in the palm of your hand.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Sep 20, 2016  |  0 comments

They are the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds aerobatic team, and Lindsay Silverman photographed them at the annual Memorial Day air show held at Jones Beach, New York.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments

What happens when you mount a full-frame DSLR on a custom-made drone and fly it over a picturesque valley in the Polish countryside? Photographer Miron Bogacki built a heavy-duty drone to find out, and came up with this beautiful video.

Jay McCabe  |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

"I built my name and reputation on safety and doing things legally, with permission."

 

Location is everything, and Peter B. Kaplan built his career on getting to places others couldn't...or wouldn't. Although there are images taken from blimps, balloons, and helicopters, the majority of his photographs are taken from rooftops, scaffolds, antenna...

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Sam Wick is a long-haul pilot flying for the Zurich-based airline Swiss, and he captured the spectacular video below from the cockpit during a recent flight across the Atlantic to South America.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Drones are becoming an increasingly popular tool among photographers looking for a unique aerial perspective that in the past was only possible from an airplane or at least a very tall building. The images you see here are 10 of the most incredible drone photos of 2016.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Few photographers have an opportunity to shoot from the sky and experience the unique perspective it provides of our landscape. Fewer still ever capture the kind of awe-inspiring images you see here, made by international experts in the field of aerial photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Dronestagram, the popular global network of drone enthusiasts, has just announced the winners of their 2017 International Drone Photography Contest. For this 4th annual competition they’ve once again partnered with National Geographic to find the best drone photos from across the globe.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Over the past few years drones have rapidly evolved from high-tech novelties with limited appeal, to serious tools for photographers looking for a means of capturing high-quality aerial scenes that were previously only possible when shooting from an airplane. If you need any evidence, you need look no further than the stunning images below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 30, 2020  |  1 comments

There are lots of ways to shoot photos from a high angle to help you capture eye-popping images from an elevated perspective. Of course, you can try shooting aerial images from a drone but flying one can be tricky and drones are expensive (and tend to crash).

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  1 comments

OK, before anyone gets too excited, we should note that this rare World War II Japanese “machine gun camera” did not shoot live rounds, or even dummy bullets. Rather, it was a camera mounted in a rifle-like housing used to capture images of whatever fell within the oversized sight on the device.

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