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Category: Drones

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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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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26 Oct

50 Things You Would’ve Never Thought You’d Do With Your Drone

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Every gear head has imagined all of the crazy stuff they would do if they have a drone. And while drones might seem like a novelty right now, they're only getting cheaper and easier to use - and easier to use in ways you would've never imagined. Soon, drones will be saving lives, acting as our own personal robots and stopping climate change. Don't believe me? Just check out this list of 50 ingenious uses for your drone. 1. Take a selfie. Let's start simple. Impress your friends and get a record breaking number of likes with a selfie shot from the air. That high point of view and key lighting might even make the selfie profile pic worthy. 2. Spy on your neighbors. Binoculars...
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3 Oct

Behold the Brand New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

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Brand spanking new on the drone scene is the latest and greatest from DJI: the Mavic Pro. Boasting improved portability and power, this foldable drone can be manipulated down to the size of a water bottle and just as easily be unfolded and take flight in under a minute flat. Let's get into the details, shall we? Not only do the arms and propellers fold nice and neat for fantastic on-the-go capabilities, DJI's Mavic Pro also incorporates a 4k front camera, a 4.3 mile distance range, visual navigation system and a 27-minute flight time. For long-range use, the Mavic Pro can be operated with a remote controller, but if you're not looking to fly it great distances, you can utilize your...
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23 Sep

GoPro Launches New Hero5 Models and Highly Anticipated Karma Drone

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Action camera and drone enthusiasts, the day is finally here! GoPro has unveiled their two new camera models, the Hero5 Black and the Hero5 Session, as well as their much-awaited (and first ever) drone, the Karma. Let's break down each of GoPro's latest goodies below. Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session GoPro's new camera models come with some great upgrades over their predecessors, including native waterproofing and voice control features. The Hero5 Black is designed with a 2-inch touchscreen, a sensor that takes 12-megapixel images and a handy-dandy GPS. Much like the Hero4, it shoots 4K at 30 frames per second. Another cool upside to the Hero5 is its ability to auto-upload photos and videos to your GoPro Plus account, meaning you can...
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22 Sep

Dronesurfing Poised to Be the Next Big Aquatic Sport

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There’s drone photography, drone filmmaking, drone racing, drone dueling, and now, dronesurfing! Yes, you read that right – the newest craze when it comes to drones and their application in the world of sports is using the UAVs to surf and glide across the salty seas. The most similar sport to the growing phenomenon that is dronesurfing is kitesurfing, where those who partake hop on a board and are guided through the waters by holding onto a kite in motion. However, since this is 2016 and kites are so low-tech that they haven’t been used in anything really revolutionary since Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity with one, they are now being swapped out in favor of powerful drones. The sport originated from...
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14 Sep

The GPS-Tracking AirDog Drone Is an Action Videographer’s New BFF

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Seeking the perfect drone for your next action-packed adventure? Look no further than AirDog, friends! First thing's first - unlike other commercial drones, the AirDog doesn't include a remote control. Instead, it's equipped with a waterproof AirLeash. This wristband uses GPS to let the drone know your exact location so that it's guaranteed to be trained on you at all times. Included on this controller is an LCD display letting you know the status of the drone, with additional controls to flip through the menus. Although there's no integrated camera, there's an easy mount for your GoPro or other action camera which is stabilized by a gimbal and positioned on the  nose of the drone. With fly time capabilities of 10...
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1 Sep

Heads Up Drone Fans – The FAA’s New Commercial Rules Are Now in Effect

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That's right drone enthusiasts - the Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules for commercial drones, which were announced in July of this year, are now in full effect. The rules, which govern how small commercial drones must be operated, can be summarized as follows: In order to fly and shoot with your camera-enabled drone commercially, you need to pass a test for a remote pilot certificate. When you're good to go on that front, you'll still need to keep your drone within your line of sight the entire time you're flying - and that means using the naked eye. No binoculars! Unfortunately, these regulations only allow for daytime flights. However, there is a form of an exception - if your drone has...
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29 Aug

The Best Cities for Drone Pilots and Enthusiasts

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Thanks to pesky federal regulations, it’s not the easiest task in the world finding a spot where you can legally fly a drone. There are tons of no-fly zones that restrict drone usage, not to mention things like airports and stadiums, which are strictly forbidden when it comes to drone air traffic. Still, some cities around the country are thriving when it comes to all things drone. For example, Houston, TX is the most prominent drone city in the country, with more than 3,000 registered drones in the metropolitan area. You’ve also got cities like Miami, Cincinnati and Orlando, which boast some of the highest ratios of drones per capita. Still, if you’re looking for the most drone-accommodating cities across...
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