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Drone pilots' pay plummets 90% in 'race to the bottom'

Andy Trench made $2,000 a day in 2015 taking sky-high photographs along the East Coast with a drone he made himself. Now that same work fetches about $175.<p>"It's apparent that a lot of this industry is a race to the bottom," said Trench, a Rhode Island entrepreneur who has been operating …

Drones

POWERUP: The Remote-Control Paper Plane with a Camera On Board

As kids, we probably all tried our hand at crafting paper planes when the teacher wasn’t looking, or perhaps just in the backyard with mom or dad. …

Livestreaming

Australia From Above: Drone Photography by Simon Clayton

Beautiful aerial landscapes by <b>Simon Clayton</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, drone pilot and adventurer currently based in Sydney, …

Photography

Korean in top spot as Drone Racing World Cup takes off in Bali

DENPASAR (INDONESIA) (AFP) -<p>South Korean drone pilot Choi Joon-weon topped the Drone Racing World Cup leaderboard Sunday as his aerial device zipped past the competition in the season-opener on Indonesia's tourist island Bali.<p>Choi beat Indonesian Axel Mario who took second place while another …

Drones

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

52 new Nasca lines discovered by drones

Peruvian archaeologists have discovered more than 50 new ancient geoglyphs in the Palpa province using drone and satellite technology. Known as the …

Archaeology

Drone Buffs May Face New Restrictions If Alphabet Gets Its Way

A trade group representing Alphabet Inc.’s Project Wing and other companies is asking Congress to impose new restrictions on the hobbyists who fly …

Beauty or Tragedy? Aerial Imagery of Spain’s Abandoned Housing Estates Wins DJI Drone Photography Award

The winners of the DJI Drone Photography Award have been announced, a competition calling for ideas to make creative use of drone photography, and to …

Drone captures aerial view of Holyrood

Telegram photojournalist Keith Gosse had a chance to take his drone out again last week and made his way to Holyrood for a beautiful day of flying. …

DJI Mavic Air review: A tiny, brilliant flying camera

Demand for drones has exploded beyond a handful of enthusiasts into a must-have consumer tech product. DJI has ridden the wave, making arguably the best drones for budding pilots.<p>Its latest product is the DJI Mavic Air. Released earlier this year, the Mavic Air sits below DJI's premium range of …

FAA expects huge increase in commercial drones in next 5 years

U.S. regulators expect the number of commercial drones and people flying them to quadruple over the next five years, the latest positive indicator …

Future of Drones Lies in Data, Not Delivery

One day, we imagine, drones will carry products right to consumers’ doorsteps. Retailers, supermarkets and restaurants will deploy squadrons of …

How to Create Amazing Videos With Your Drone - ExtremeTech

By on March 2, 2018 at 8:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Drones offer a simple and unique way …

Basically No One Is Getting Fined for Flying Drones Without a License

If you want to operate a drone commercially, you need to get a license. And yet, since the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring licenses …

The FAA isn’t really doing much about illegal drone pilots

Illegal drone operators are flying under the radar.<p>Since 2016, when the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring commercial drone pilots to …

Muscle-Up, A Soothing Reverse Aerial Tour of Muscle Beach Shot With a Micro Quad Drone

Robert McIntosh has created “Muscle-Up,” a soothing aerial cruise through Muscle Beach in Santa Monica that he captured with his micro quad drone. …

Beautiful Aerial Footage Shot From Two Drones Flying Over Snow Covered Terrain

Team BlackSheep drone pilots RensenFPV and BanniUK teamed up to capture beautiful footage, edited by Aufmschlau.ch, of aerial drone flying through …

LA Drone Film Festival winners raise the bar for drone cinematography

The Los Angeles Drone Film Festival, which is celebrates the art of drone cinematography, has concluded and the winners announced. Although drones …

New York From Above: Spectacular Aerial Photography by Andrew Griffiths

<b>Andrew Griffiths</b> (also known as Lensaloft) is a award-winning aerial photographer, director and self-confessed aviation nerd from Melbourne, …

Photography

DJI's new Mavic Air might've finally convinced me to get a drone

I have a secret to confess: I don’t care all that much about drones. The tech behind them is cool and all, and I appreciate the beautiful images they help create, but I’ve never been particularly tempted to <i>own</i> one. Tech’s favorite flying toys just never really hit that sweet spot of price, …

Drones

10 Drone Stats That Will Blow You Away

The UAV revolution has begun.<p>The global drone market is enjoying explosive growth. Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is reshaping major industries …

DJI to launch latest & greatest drones at the January 23 "Adventure Unfolds" media event

DJI, the world’s leader in the civilian drone and aerial imaging technology industry, today sent an invite to the press for its forthcoming media …

Drones

This year’s best aerial photography, chosen by National Geographic

The rise of cheaper, consumer friendly drone technology has made stunning aerial perspectives a new creative frontier for the adventurous nature photographer. The ability to explore a landscape by looking down, rather than across, can help highlight a place’s unique and distinctive …

Nature

Record-breaking hybrid drone stays aloft for over four hours

Drone technology is getting better all the time, and one area folks are putting a lot of energy into is boosting the amount of time the things can …

4 Surprising New Ways Businesses Are Using Drones | Inc.com

In late 2016, Michael E. Jordan wanted to boost holiday sales for his fledgling athletic-wear company, UNRL, which is based in St. Paul. So he hired a drone operator to shoot some sweeping aerial footage of the city--his hometown--and created a video interspersing that footage with mannequins and …

Drones

At an Air Show in China, Drones, Not Jets, Are the Stars

WUHAN, China — Need more evidence that China is a global force in technology? Just listen for the low whine of tiny propellers.<p>And look up.<p>At the World Fly-In Expo, an air show held in the central Chinese city of Wuhan last month, jets, hot air balloons, autogiros and ultralight planes were …

Remote Controls

Drone tracking plan moves US delivery by air closer to reality

WASHINGTON — Deliveries by drones took a step closer to being allowed in the U.S. after a federal advisory panel agreed on a framework for allowing …

Airlines

Homeland Security thinks DJI, the biggest drone maker, is really a Chinese plot

DJI is the biggest name in drones by a country mile. Think of it like Apple for drones: Its machines aren’t always the fastest or have the best …

DJI’s quiet new drone could be easier to integrate into everyday life

With a small tweak to its rotors, DJI lowered the volume<p>One of the things you come to anticipate after flying a drone for a while is how the people around you will react. If you take off or land near someone who’s unfamiliar with the technology, a few people will be curious; many others will get …

Drones