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16 Feb

A Complete How To Guide For Filming with Drones

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There's nothing quite like aerial shots, especially with drones. The freedom to be able to capture angles from high above, off a cliff, or in the thick of the moment is unquestionably a major draw for filmmakers. As drones become a prominent tool in photography and film, certain techniques are required to capture specific shots. We've put together tips for 5 different kinds of shots including the Fly-by, the Reveal, the Chase, the High-Pan, and the Explorer (roaming shots). The fly-by is a type of shot where the camera flies by or over a scene. In the video below starting at 0:15 seconds, you see the operator set up on top of the shot and fly over the moving subjects. The trick with...
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15 Feb

Heavyweight Battle of the Drones: Phantom 4 vs. Mavic Pro

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As the commercial drone market starts its long awaited boom, there has only been one clear front runner to lead the charge. The French company Parrot has struggled to produce top of the line products and American born GoPro just entered the drone scene with a major setback due to the recall of the Karma drone. That leaves us with two primary players, DJI and 3D Robotics (3DR). With strong initial funding, 3DR seemed to go round for round with DJI, but as time wore on, 3DR shifted its emphasis toward software solutions. Hence, DJI remains the only strong candidate in commercial drone hardware manufacturing. That leaves us to wonder, which of the DJI drones will continue to dominate the commercial...
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14 Feb

Workouts for Couples – Get Fit With Your Honey

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You each have different fitness goals. Whether it's weight loss, gaining muscle mass, toning, or just having more energy, here are workouts that will suit both of you, and, best of all, are fun to do together. We've also included, of course, some couples kits to track your progress, and maybe even get in a little friendly competition. Dumbbell Romanian Deadlifts: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest Stand and hold a barbell. Keep your back neutral, push your hips backwards, and descend until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings. Return to your starting position. TRX Pushups: 6 sets, 4 reps, 30s rest With TRX handles, get in a pushup position with hands shoulder-width apart. Grab TRX handles and get in a pushup position with...
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10 Feb

Are Drones the Future for Lighting Landscapes?

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The dark arts are not to be taken lightly. You might think of Harry Potter, but we're of course talking about night photography! With the abundant mysteries behind shadows and the unknown depths of the cosmos, night photography is an art itself. Unique tools are typically called upon, but more importantly, unique minds are required. Ryland West and Paul Heran are photographers based out of Northern California that specialize in astrophotography who have developed an entirely novel way to light their shots. Instead of using traditional lighting techniques like split and loop lighting, they have enlisted drones as their primary source of light. By attaching LED light panels to certain drones, they were able to mimic natural sunlight under the night sky. By creating...
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2 Feb

4 Most Popular Drone Uses For Aerial Photography

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Whether you're an established photographer with years of experience or just starting out and learning the basics, aerial photography is undoubtedly in the future of the industry. The ability to capture angles and shots that were largely unachievable has made drones an incredibly popular instrument for a number of different forms of photography. Below are some of the most popular uses and the best drones with tips on how to shoot stunning aerial images. Wedding Photo & Video Production Due to the once in a lifetime singularity of wedding photography, there is a ton of pressure to get the perfect shots. Every couple wants their wedding to be special and documenting those precious moments bares a challenging task. In addition to the standard,...
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19 Jan

Top 4 Anticipated Drones of 2017

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It’s 2017 and drones are here to stay, whether they are soaring in the skies capturing majestic aerial shots or crashing oh so elegantly into skyscrapers. The public opinion that drones are used primarily for military deployment are slowly dwindling as the idea of using drones for photography, surveying, and agriculture are becoming vastly popular. Commercial market leaders such as DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec are all developing the latest technology to make drone flight more reliable, safe, and thoughtless for the everyday user. That being said, 2017 is a novel year for these companies to come out with revolutionary technology to take aerial photography to the next level. Here are the top four drones we are anticipating to make a huge...
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17 Jan

5 Research Findings That Will Change Your Workouts Forever

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Maximize your workouts with these new findings Guess what? New studies show that there are a few minute changes that you can incorporate in your workout to make it more effective and efficient. We've done the research and compiled them all here: 1. Looking for intensity in your workouts? Blast your favorite playlist. If you've ever taken a class, you know just how much of an impact a killer playlist makes. This study had participants complete high-intensity interval workouts on spin bikes in sessions with and without music. Results show that people enjoy grueling workouts more and are more likely to continue with interval training in the future. Make the most of your workouts with these wearables that not only track your goals, but also let you...
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4 Jan

How To Do A Post Holiday Physical and Mental Detox

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Start the New Year off right with a detox. Here are some simple ways to clear your mind and body from eating right to exercise to mental wellness. Stay present The key to detoxing mentally is to stay present. Start with breathing exercises and maybe even yoga. Just a few minutes each day makes all the difference. Consider what you'd like to manifest for this year and act mindfully. Keep track of it on your phone, or a journal so you can revisit it. For guided breathing exercises, try Fitbit Charge 2 or Bellabeat LEAF.                             Reboot nutrition Start your morning with warm lemon water and cayenne to boost your metabolism. Lemon works with your digestive system to alkalize the body, clear the mind and...
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28 Dec

Foolproof Ways To Slay Your Health Resolutions

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It's that time! We've all got our 2017 resolutions on the mind. Whether it's shedding some pounds or better health overall, here are some foolproof strategies to help you stick to your goals. 1. Resolutions should be both specific and measurable. A recent study showed that vague, broad goals can make people depressed. Break down goal components with numeric benchmarks and keep a checklist to solidify the task and keep you on track. Make sure your goals are measurable, results-focused and time-bound with our Fitness Resolutions Kit and Atlas Wristband.         2. Resolutions should be manageable rather than a fantasy. Creating a new habit doesn't happen overnight and you don't want to burn yourself out. Your brain likes comfortable old habits over new, different ones so...
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5 Dec

Lumoid Holiday Gift Guide

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There's nothing worse than spending a ton on that "perfect" gift only to find out that you purchased the almost correct version. This is especially true with all things tech. Unless you're reading blogs (like ours) every day, you may be entering the holidays a little cold-footed.  You've only got a few weeks left to wrap up your presents, but don't worry! Renting gear with Lumoid for the holidays lets your loved ones test the gear themselves before anyone makes hasty, costly decisions. The editors at Lumoid have tried nearly every piece of gear under the sun and we know what's best and what's worth skipping. With so many pieces of technology out there, we're here to help you find the...
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