Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones

Author: Eric Cheng

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134122836

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Inexpensive consumer drones that offer ease of flight and high-quality photography and videography have exploded on the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. The decision to purchase one is just the first in a long stream of things a new owner must think about. Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is designed to help you make the most of the opportunities these nimble, affordable, and accessible flying machines have created for aerial photography and videography. Within this definitive guide, you’ll learn about the following: • the current state of camera drone equipment • how to become a competent drone operator • tips for getting the best aerial still images and videos • stories from aerial photographers and videographers from around the world • the current regulatory state for drone usage in the U.S. • techniques demonstrated in several videos you can download from peachpit.com, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.

Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones Learn by Video

Author: Eric Cheng,Jeff Foster

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780134121949

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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Inexpensive, capable, consumer drones have hit the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. This video is for anyone who wants to learn how to capture photos or videos from the new perspectives unlocked by freedom of camera movement in the vertical dimension. After watching the video, users will know how to safely operate a drone and will be guided in the training necessary to become an accomplished operator. They will have a head start in ideas for potential first projects with a flying camera. They will also have a good idea of how to work with the captured media in post to generate something they can present to their intended audience. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch & Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside as you view the video. A pre-flight checklist and worksheets for flight training are included on the disc and at the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes. Duration: 2-3 Hours User Level: Beginning/Intermediate Closed-Captioning in English System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher 2 GHz processor or higher 4 GB RAM or higher 1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files) Please Note: • This DVD-ROM can be viewed only on your computer. It will not play in a DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player

Quadcopter and Drone Photography

How to Bring Your Photography Or Videography to the Next Level

Author: Eric Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508891567

Category:

Page: 34

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Are you a drone or quadcopter owner who craves new perspective? Have you contemplated turning your passion for flying and your love of photography into a lucrative business? If you apply the principles in author Eric Hall's bestselling Quadcopters and Drones: How to Bring Your Photography or Videography to the Next Level, you'll have your first clients in no time. That's not an empty promise. Eric wrote this book for photography professionals looking to expand their business into this profitable niche or for the hobbyist looking for innovative ways to explore their passion. While this guide can be read in sequence, it isn't a requirement. Each chapter focuses on a different area, from drone selection and safety to the more complex lens choices and FAA regulations. So whether you study carefully from cover to cover or concentrate solely on topics of interest, you're guaranteed to come away with an expert's insight of what it takes to maximize your aerial photography skills. What you'll also learn in this definitive guide: - How to Take Amazing Aerial Photographs - How to Tap Into the Potential of Your Aerial Photography or Video Business - How to Market Your Business to Gain New Aerial Photography Clients - Aerial Photography Accessories for Your Drone - Discussing How to Inject Creativity Into Your Aerial Photography - An informative bonus section that includes indispensable links - And many more fundamental tips and guidelines The author outlines techniques that are easy enough for a novice to comprehend, yet are detailed so intermediate and advanced students are sure to come away richer in knowledge. Quadcopters and Drones: How to Bring Your Photography or Videography to the Next Level leads you step-by-step and teaches you exactly what you must know to succeed in this emerging industry.

Above the World

Earth Through a Drone's Eye

Author: Teneues

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832733773

Category:

Page: 208

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Sometimes, all that is needed to change someone's mind is a change of perspective. Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, redefine how we perceive the world we live in and reveal previously unseen moments of beauty. Very rarely does a new technology level a playing field in an art form, allowing unknown talents to share headlines with established artists. Drones are one of these great equalizers. With this book, we are shining a spotlight on some of the world's best aerial photography. We examine not just the works of well-known aerial photographers, but also the many phenomenal images captured by non-professionals. The subjects of those showcased range from a volcanic eruption to the abstract patterns of fish farms as seen from above, and from never-before-seen views of Patagonia to powerful impressions of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Above the World is an ode to the beauty of the aerial image as it can be seen and captured by anyone. Let yourself be inspired.

The Handbook of Drone Photography

A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography

Author: Chase Guttman

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1510712178

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.

Sony NEX-6

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Jerod Foster

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133374254

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Now that you’ve bought that amazing Sony NEX-6, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to take great pictures. With Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, pro photographer Jerod Foster, and you will: Set up fast and learn the top ten things about shooting with the Sony NEX-6 Understand the photographic basics of composition, focus, and depth of field Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to create images in low light Use the HD video capability for recording memorable live action Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you’ve captured the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera at flickr.com/groups/sonynex6_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.

Shooting in Sh*tty Light

The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them

Author: Lindsay Adler,Erik Valind

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133093735

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Sometimes photographers have to shoot in less than ideal lighting situations. Maybe the wedding is mid-day in the middle of a field, or perhaps the event is in a florescent-lit room. These scenarios can be particularly intimidating for beginning photographers who don't know how to handle the many undesirable lighting situations they may encounter. In Shooting in Sh*tty Light, professional photographers Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind cover the top ten worst lighting situations and provide a variety of solutions for each. They explain which solutions are most practical and why one option might be preferable over another, examining such problems as extremely low lighting when no flash is allowed, strong backlight, and the light on an overcast day. Unlike other books that focus on natural light or lighting in general, this book addresses a very real need of beginning photographers, answering the question, “What do I do when the lighting is terrible?” Lindsay and Erik candidly show you the tools at your disposal, demonstrating the techniques essential to getting the job done with minimal fuss. Shows how to deal with ten of the worst lighting situations, such as harsh midday light, extremely low light, and mixed light. Offers real-life examples and practical solutions for handling poor light, such as identifying natural reflectors, bouncing light off a wall, or utilizing flash gels. Features a fun, conversational style to help you conquer the fear of poor lighting and approach any lighting situation with confidence!

The Drone Camera Handbook

A complete step-by-step guide to aerial photography and filmmaking

Author: Ivo Marloh

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781316061

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Photography drones, quadcopters or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently changing film and photography forever, and amateurs and professionals alike are scrambling to get to grips with this new and fast-evolving technology. This book gives you an in-depth look into what can (a lot) and can't (very little) be done with the new generation of photography drones, which drone fits your needs and budget, as well as what cameras you can fly with them. Chapters include: 1. Choosing your drone 2. Choosing your camera 3. Monitors, goggles and receivers 4. Learning to fly 5. Filming 6. Photography 7. Flight environments 8. The edit 9. Going live. This is the 'manual-that-should-have-come-in-the box' for all drone/photography enthusiasts. Also ideal for outdoor/extreme sportsmen and women who want to capture epic images of their adventues.

Dronescapes

The New Aerial Photography

Author: Dronestegram,Ayperi Karabuda Ecer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544723

Category:

Page: 288

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The ultimate collection of drone photography from around the world, sourced from the world's leading drone photography website

Drones in Society

Exploring the Strange New World of Unmanned Aircraft

Author: Ron Bartsch,James Coyne,Katherine Gray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131540964X

Category: Law

Page: 170

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The integration of drones into society has attracted unprecedented attention throughout the world. The change, for aviation, has been described as being equally as big as the arrival of the jet engine. This book examines the issues that surround this change, for our society and the legal frameworks that preserve our way of life. Drones in Society takes the uninitiated on a journey to understand the history of drones, the present day and the potential future in order to demystify the media hype. Written in an accessible style, Drones in Society will appeal to a broad range of interested readerships, among them students, safety regulators, government employees, airspace regulators, insurance brokers and underwriters, risk managers, lawyers, privacy groups and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) industry generally. In a world first, this book is a light and interesting read; being both relatable and memorable while discussing complex matters of privacy, international law and the challenges ahead for us all.

Drones For Dummies

Author: Wiley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049784

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Ready to fly into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies is an introductory look into the world of UAVs. The book gives readers information for finding and purchasing the right drone to suit their needs, examples on ways to use the drone including drone etiquette. Users learn the basics of flight, including coverage of the laws governing consumer drone usage and suggestions and examples of ways to use drones to capture photos and video. Drones For Dummies provides readers with the information and skills they need to discover cool ways to expand their drone’s use beyond simply flying – all in the easy-to-understand, casual, fun, and informative style found in all For Dummies books. Content includes: What are Drones? How are Drones Used? Picking the Drone That’s Right for Me Setting Up Your Drone Safety with Drones Disaster Preparation Flight Basics Where to Fly Controlling Your Drone Getting Airborne The Strong Arm of the Law The Basics of Photography and Videography Selecting a Camera Capturing Images and Footage Ten Tips For Maintaining Your Drone Ten Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Drone Ten Businesses That Benefit from Aerial Photography

So You Want to Create Maps Drones?

Author: Kike Calvo

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781320369510

Category: Reference

Page: 72

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"Photogrammetry with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) is a rapidlymaturing technology. Being versatile and inexpensive, it has the potentialto offer solutions in a wide range of applications, such as forestry inventory, precision agriculture, flood hazard assessment, pollution monitoring, land survey, and integrity assessment of industrial facilities. Written in the form of a fieldguide, this book explains, in easy-to-understand language, basic concepts ofphotogrammetry and spatial data, and techniques for mosaicking drone photos.The book is not intended as a complete "do-it-yourself" guide, but after reading it, you get a good sense about what hardware and software parts you will need toassemble a drone system on your own. Or if you have the funds, simply purchasea commercial product and follow the steps laid out in the book to design yourapplication. Towards that end, you will find the survey of industrial leaders ofenvironmental drone applications particularly useful.The author of the book, Kike Calvo, is an experienced National GeographicCreative photographer. The explanation of technical jargons is based on his ownexperience and interviews with his colleagues. Some of the questions and answersare included in the book. These are questions you probably would have and Calvohas already got expert answers for you. I find this style of writing quite effective, injecting liveness into what otherwise could be dry reading.UAV photogrammetry is not just about obtaining pretty pictures. To realize itspotential you must "georeference" the pictures, produce an "orthomosaic," andmake "3D point clouds." Read the book to find out what all these mean, and muchmore."Foreword by Xuhui Lee. Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor, Yale University.Editor-in-Chief, Agricultural and Forest Meteorol

The Complete Guide to Drones

Author: Adam Juniper

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573075

Category:

Page: 144

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The only thing growing faster than the drone market is the amount of misinformation about them. Almost overnight popular drones like the instantly reconginsable DJI Phantom have created a billion-dollar industry, with a foothold in everything from movie-making to the toy market. This book shows you everything there is to know about drones/multicopters/UAVs (including what really is the correct term for them) in plain, jargon-free English. Find out how they work, how to fly them, how to choose the right drone for you, how to take amazing photos and videos from above and more. The text is accompanied with clear illustrations and brand-new photography. Also included is a complete step-by-step project to build your own modestly-priced drone - great as a first step into the world of drones; fun for one, perfect as an educational project for parent and child. In addition there is a layman's guide to the crucial legal issues around drone flying, and there is an accompanying website with video clips and commmunity links. This book is all you need to take to the skies!

Drones

Mastering Flight Techniques

Author: Brian Halliday

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978441514

Category:

Page: 84

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Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. Created as a standalone book, it is also the natural follow on to the first book in the series Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual and was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience. Within Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques You will learn how to grow your confidence with proven and practised flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skill-set. Within the book you will learn many flight and filming techniques, some industry specific but many that can be applied to multiple situations.There are step by step methods for the following: Numerous "reveal" shot techniques. General drone filming and photography methods. How to film moving targets with examples. Tried and tested methods for creating professional surveys, map making and 3D models- along with examples. Racing drone flight techniques. As well as a multitude of flight techniques there are also sections dedicated to good airman-ship, airworthiness, what to do in the event of a crash and weather conditions. The book also contains actual worked examples and finishes with some further tips and FAQs. As UAV/Drone Pilots it is important that we fly safely at all times, this book was written with the hopes of not only increasing your skill as a drone pilot, but also to ensure that you get the most out of your drone. Have fun and fly responsibly. Brian Halliday is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and has been operating drones as a Commercial UAV Pilot for 5 years, maintaining, modifying and flying a wide range of UAVs. His main works include mapping natural areas and nature reserves in the name of conservation and maintenance and contributing to wildlife informational productions and projects.

Quadcopters and Drones

A Beginner's Guide to Successfully Flying and Choosing the Right Drone

Author: Mark D. Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514708422

Category: Drone aircraft

Page: 144

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Have you ever wanted to soar through the air like an eagle? Thanks to the hobby of RC quadcopters and drones, you can. This book shows you how to get up in the air and avoid all the common problems that always result in your drone falling from the sky. Over 100 pages of information designed to get you up in the air and safely flying through the sky on your very first outing.

Masters of Drone Photography

Author: Fergus Kennedy

Publisher: Ammonite Press

ISBN: 9781781453315

Category:

Page: 176

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With over 1.5 million posts on Instagram tagged with #drone, a revolution in photography is taking place over our heads. At the forefront of this revolution are the innovators who have instantly elevated drone photography to the level of art, pioneering their own distinctive bird's-eye view on genres ranging from landscape and architecture to nature and sports. Masters of Drone Photography orbits the world of 16 leading lights, each with a creative vision of how, where, and why drones should be used to create stunning photography. Through probing Q&A style interviews, beautifully reproduced images, captions telling the story of each picture, and detailed technical information, the reader is given an insight into the photographers' working practices, from their career paths and inspirations, to the equipment and techniques they employ to create their breathtaking and visionary works.