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Author: Yash Patel

11 May

How to Conserve Drone Battery Life

Trying to figure out how to conserve your drone battery life to maximize the amount of flight time? Welcome to the club! Drone batteries run anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on weather conditions and how aggressive the operator flies. In high winds, expect a decrease in battery life, whereas gentle and smooth flying will give you longevity. Here are a few tips to maximize your drone battery life. Fly Gently and Smooth To really maximize the most amount of time with your battery, you are going to want to fly very smooth and gently. Zipping through the skies and making sharp turns will drastically decrease your battery life due to harsh accelerations and stops. By blissfully gliding through the air, you not only conserve...
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9 May

5 Reasons Why People Love Lumoid

The ability to dominate photo gigs and capture magical moments at the blink of an eye should be easily attainable and pain free. You shouldn't have to break the bank on purchasing lofty camera equipment when you can rather rent the newest and best tech gear from Lumoid. We make "trying-before-you-buy" easy with gear ranging from camera/drones, to wearables and audio gear. Here are the top 5 reasons why people love renting from Lumoid. 1. Most Affordable Prices Around You've probably heard the phrase "We've got the best prices in town" numerous times, but at Lumoid, we take affordable rentals to heart. We want our customers to focus on capturing the best imagery rather than the cost it takes to rent a certain camera body. You...
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4 May

Drones vs. DSLR Photography

It's a no brainer that DSLR photography still trumps drone camera capabilities, but before we deem DSLR reigning king, let's take a look at some categories where we can closely compare the two. Image Quality Now many of us think that DSLRs blow drones out of the water when it comes to image quality, but it has become apparent that drones are becoming very capable of producing very high level shots. Drones like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 boast the best cameras on the market today attached to drones with technical specs including 1-inch sensors and 5.2K video resolution. Don't get me wrong, capable high resolution camera bodies like the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Nikon D4S take breath...
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27 Apr

Cool Tech You Didn’t Know Your Drone Has

Drones are ideal for photographers and videographers looking to capture stunning aerial shots like landscapes, time lapses, action shots and more. The key draw in using a drone is the accessibility. You're able to get footage that you wouldn't be able to, even with a helicopter. What many do not know is that beyond the obvious benefits, drones come equipped with a myriad of options and customizable buttons. Here are all the cool things drones can do: Autonomous Flight Modes What autonomous flight modes means is that the drone is capable of being "programmed" to take certain shots with you barely having to do any work. Certain modes on the DJI Phantom 4 Pro include ActiveTrack which follows a certain subject around and Gesture Mode...
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18 Apr

Perfect Drone Images with Lightroom’s Histogram Tool

In this tutorial, we will show you how to maximize the Histogram tool located on the top right of your Lightroom screen to fully encapsulate your image's true potential. The histogram in essence tells you where your edits should be made when it comes to exposure, contrast, etc. It will outline where certain details are lost and how to recover them. We'll break down the tutorial into five categories: Clipping/Shadows Exposure Contrast Tones Luminance/Saturation Clipping/Shadows To check for clipping, we click the Show Shadow Clipping and Show Highlight Clipping triangular icons on the top left and right. In the photo below, we see a very small portion of red showing that there is no shadow clipping, but a little highlight clipping. Since it...
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13 Apr

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Video Review

If you were unsure of upgrading to the Phantom 4 Pro, look no further inspiration! The Phantom 4 Pro with its upgraded 1 inch sensor and 20MP camera produce stunning images across the board. With 5 direction of obstacle sensing, you can guarantee to fly safe up in the skies. Check out Lumoid to get your hands on the Phantom 4 Pro or even Mavic Pro today. We make it easy to capture breath taking aerial imagery!...
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6 Apr

Drone Photography Post-Production Basics

Turn your drone shots into stunning professional landscape photos. Highlights, saturation, and exposure all play a major role in transforming a standard photo into an photo with a wow-factor. Here's how to do it in Adobe Lightroom. We take a very standard aerial image of the cityscape of San Francisco. The first aspect of the photo that we want to immediately address is the crooked horizon line. We use the Crop Overlay tool to bring up the gridlines and straighten the horizon line. Now we can shift our focus to color correction. We ideally want to increase the Temperature of the photo since we are shooting for a summertime feel. We then increase the Exposure to bring out the natural colors and lighten the overall image for...
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30 Mar

2D Iconic Video Game Footage With a Drone

When we think back to the emergence of iconic 2D video games like SimCity, Pokemon and Grand Theft Auto, the top down perspective, or birds eye view, radically changed gaming. Running through the virtual city streets and creating towering skyscrapers, the late 1900s and early 2000s was a typical millennials Saturday morning. Fast forward to now and we are using drones to recreate the same video games we played...
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29 Mar

4 Awesome Things to Do With a GoPro Karma

The GoPro Karma is finally back on sale after being on recall for nearly 3 months! With fixes to their battery compartment, GoPro has now ensured that its Karma drone is fully functional and ready to hit the skies "flying." With GoPro being the founding father of action adventure camera equipment, it was only logical for them to expand to the skies. Here are some neat feats you can accomplish with the GoPro Karma. Grab N' Go Photo via BlessThisStuff The Karma was built on the simple GoPro idea of making the world's most versatile camera. Whether it be on the ground or the air, the Karma was meant for situations where you want to capture an amazing shot....
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23 Mar

All the Things: Tips & Tricks for Drone Photography

With the vast array of accessories and unknown technology in the palm of your hand, setting up your drone for flight might can be daunting at first. On top of that, if you want to use your drone for photography purposes, the task of flying your drone and capturing an amazing shot isn't always as easy as it looks. But have no fear! Our experts here at Lumoid have outlined a few tips and tricks to take your drone flight and photography to all new heights! Take a Deep Breath and Get Comfortable Speaking from experience, the first time flying a drone can be very nerve-racking. You're constantly reminding yourself, "Whatever you do, do not crash!" As drone safety is also a...
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