Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng

By Eric Cheng

Reasonably cheap client drones that supply ease of flight and top quality images and videography have exploded out there lately, developing what can in simple terms be defined as drone mania among a various diversity of capability clients. simply because camera-carrying drones nonetheless rather simply exist at the area among pastime and the mainstream, there's nonetheless loads of confusion approximately what those small drones are in a position to doing. the choice to buy one is simply the 1st in a protracted movement of items a brand new proprietor needs to imagine about.

Aerial images and Videography utilizing Drones is designed that can assist you utilize the possibilities those nimble, cheap, and obtainable flying machines have created for aerial images and videography. inside of this definitive advisor, you’ll find out about the following:

• the present kingdom of digital camera drone equipment

• tips to develop into a reliable drone operator

• assistance for purchasing the easiest aerial nonetheless pictures and videos

• tales from aerial photographers and videographers from round the world

• the present regulatory kingdom for drone utilization within the U.S.

• recommendations tested in different movies you could obtain from peachpit.com, in addition to pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.

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Doing research into aerial imaging naturally leads to the DJI Phantom series, which are by far the most popular camera drones on the market. 2). Its iconic, white-plastic form has become the standard design used in knock-off clones. Photo courtesy Gerard Mattimoe. 2 Me flying a DJI Phantom 2 at Burning Man. The DJI Phantom almost single-handedly created the consumer aerial imaging market. Before the Phantom was released in January 2013, almost all creative aerial imaging was done by helicopter.

But here’s my favorite reason that you’ve bought the right book by the right person at the right time: Eric is a natural-born storyteller. He understands, with each new piece of hardware that he plays with, what he really and truly wants to do with it. Fundamentally, Eric is interested telling a story about how magnificent and lovely the world is from new perspectives, which is what makes his photography so compelling. With whatever medium he uses, Eric intrinsically understands the story in each picture he’s taking, and the journey he hopes to take the viewer on.

In the coming years, continued improvements in user experience promise to catapult camera drones into the consumer imaging mainstream. I’m excited for the future of consumer drones and the possibilities they bring to so many different industries. Almost every major company seems to be working on a drone strategy, and new drone startups pop up virtually every day with big plans in the space. Writing this book has been a wonderful way to relive the past few years of total immersion in the aerial imaging industry.

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