Category Archives: Education

Drone photography/video techniques

drone-photog-tips-1200x0Few emerging technologies have risen as quickly as unmanned aerial systems — that’s drones and quadcopters, of course. Because of this, more people today own one of these RC vehicles than ever before. Beyond a drone’s simple ability to act like a remote-controlled toy for adults, its budding worth lies with its potential to capture stunning photos and video. Many consumers have purchased models outfitted with on-board cameras or camera (or GoPro) mounts.

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How to Avoid Immediately Destroying Your New Drone

2014-09-23-Parrot-mini-drones-02-1024x683With most consumer drones these days, you can head straight out the door and have your new toy in the air in a matter of minutes. And your new toy would probably be in the air only a matter of minutes.

If you’d prefer your first time flying a drone not to include close up shots of leaves and large amounts of cursing, we suggest taking a deep breath, slowing down, and doing a few things before your maiden flight.

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How scary are drones really? Not so much.

addisplay2-965x644With the increasing utility and public interest in commercial drones, we’re only now beginning to realize the wide-ranging potential applications of these devices. German University FHP’s Urban Complexity Lab, a research space at the intersection of information visualization and urban transformation, has decided to amass a collection of personal sentiments to learn about the public opinion of living with quadcopters circling above us.

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This was inevitable – Drones for Dummies

dummiesDrones for Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written with friendly instruction, Drones for Dummies provides you with the information you need to find the perfect drone for you, ways to use a drone and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you’ll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video.

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Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones – by Eric Cheng

eric-chengDrones have exploded in popularity worldwide because of the unprecedented ease of using them to get cameras in the air. Eric Cheng’s new book, Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones, is a timely educational resource, a beginner-to-intermediate level field guide for learning how to capture still photos and videos from the air using consumer drones (quadcopters / multirotors).

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Embry-Riddle Hosts sUAS Challenge at Oshkosh 2015

OSH2015-Aviation-Gateway-Park620xThe sUAS Challenge is open to participants ages 10 and up, with a maximum of 15 competitors each day registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Each day’s challenge will be held separately at the drone cage at Aviation Gateway Park, beginning with an afternoon operators’ meeting followed by competition from 3p.m. to 5p.m. There will be qualification flying followed by an elimination bracket for the final four competitors each day.

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Pilots launch drone school in UK as accidents surge

drone-training-1200US pilots have reported 650 close calls with drones this year while in the UK there have been seven near-misses between planes and drones in the past year.

A strong technical, theoretical and practical understanding is the goal of the courses. Students are taught theory and flight assessment standards necessary to fly drones commercially in the UK.

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