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3 Oct

Behold the Brand New DJI Mavic Pro Drone

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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28 Sep

10 Austin Photogs You Need To Follow On Instagram

Austin Texas, or ATX, is a true mecca for creatives, entrepreneurs, students, foodies and musicians. And speaking of musicians, live music is so pervasive in Austin it’s dubbed the “Live Music Capital of the World.” However, during my travels I quickly learned that Austinites do not take themselves too seriously - and that’s what keeps the city’s cool factor in check. From the wide spectrum of music, film, and interactive festivals like South By Southwest (SXSW) and the upcoming Austin City Limits, to the plethora of delish restaurants, funky art and cultural scenes, beautiful dog-friendly parks, and even meditation flash mobs, most Austinites agree that ATX is best showcased visually. Here are some of Austin's most innovative photographers (in no particular order)...
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13 Jul

Check Out the Gorgeous Winning Shots of the Dronestagram Competition

For the third year in a row, Dronestagram --- "the world's first social network dedicated to aerial photography" --- has partnered with National Geographic to put on a competition of epic proportions. This year, their International Drone Photography Contest racked up a whopping 6,000 entries with a mere nine of those being selected as winners. The contest was split into three categories, those being Travel, Sports and Adventure, and Nature and Wildlife, and the top three entries were chosen in those groups. Take a look below at the stunning aerial shots that were crowned this year's winners: Travel 1st Place: Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Umbria, Italy by fcattto 2nd Place: Camels on Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas by Todd Kennedy 3rd Place: Sunbathers on...
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22 Jun

Top 3 Camera Drones You Can Buy Today

Best camera drones
There’s no arguing that drone photography is becoming a highly regarded and influential process. Drones enable photographers to capture stunning aerial footage and shots that would not be possible using any other standard photography equipment or gear. Filmmakers are flocking to drones as a cheap and relatively simple way of capturing expansive birds eye point of view shots from the sky that would normally require a helicopter to pull off. All of this is to say that, whatever your feelings are about drones, drone photography is undoubtedly here to stay. With that said, those of you out there looking to get serious about drone photography should be on the lookout for the best drones and equipment money can buy. Yes, these...
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5 Jun

Stunning Aerial Shots of Australia Taken by a Drone

Bronte Beach
It should come as no surprise that drones can pull off some pretty impressive photography. Due to the nature of these high-flying devices, more and more photographers and filmmakers are employing drones in order to capture stunning aerial footage that can’t easily be accomplished using traditional methods and equipment. Drones make it simple and relatively cheap to shoot from the sky and create sweeping, birds-eye views of landscapes. Gabriel Scanu is using a drone and his Instagram to show the world a gorgeous side of Australia they’ve probably never seen before. Employing DJI drones like the Phantom models, and stumbling on the sweet spot of around 400 feet in altitude, Scanu has captured dozens of mesmerizing shots of Australia’s coast, cliffs...
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7 May

Two Students Create “Droning About,” an Uber-Like Service for Commercial Drones

Droning About
No, you will not be able to pull up an app on your phone and be chauffeured to your destination via drone – at least not yet. But two students at Ball University have taken the ever-popular Uber service model and applied it to commercial drones for people wanting aerial drone photography and video service. When Matt King and Greg Carbo realized that people would be more than willing to rent these services if there were any easy, Uber-esque method powering it, Droning About was born. Launched in April, Droning About is a startup that is rapidly recruiting drone operators to rent out to a sizeable customer base that wants aerial drone photography and videography. King and Carbo’s goal is to...
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1 May

The 4 Best Drones for Capturing Great Aerial Photography

So, you’re looking to up your photography game with a drone but you’re not exactly sure where to start. Well, fret not! Below is a list of the four very best drones perfectly crafted for capturing the crispest, highest-quality aerial shots. Lucky for you, all of these great options are available to try on Lumoid. Whether you’re looking for a straight-up aerial photography minded drone, or a jack-of-all-trades drone to goof around with, these four options will certainly satisfy. DJI Inspire 1   When it comes to drone manufacturers, DJI is king. The Inspire 1 is their flagship drone, and as the old saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This quadcopter comes equipped with a 3-axis gimbal, which provides an...
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2 Mar

Attack of the Drones: Star Wars Production Team Using Drones to Guard Upcoming Film’s Secrets

There was a tiny film released at the tail-end of last year that got a few people excited – the seventh installment of some franchise called Star Wars. Anyway, some folks got all up in arms about what the movie would look like before its release and decided to deploy drones at the filming locations of The Force Awakens to capture any fleeting images of a Wookie’s paw or that mystical black Stormtrooper. Those drone equipped Star Wars fans without an iota of chill or patience are back at it again, trying to snap photos of the filming of the epic space saga’s eight installment, which is currently in production. Except this time, the Rebel Base is fighting back! In efforts...
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21 Feb

How Lasers Are Being Used to Conserve Our Forests

Treemetrics laser forest
The last thing you might expect to see when looking at an image of a forest is a barrage of bright, neon colors. But if you happen to be looking at a forest under the careful, conservational eye of Irish company Treemetrics, you’ll be able to view a forest littered with trees in all shades of the rainbow. That’s because Treemetrics has actually developed a method to promote the conservation of trees and forests utilizing lasers. Employing a LIDAR (light detection and ranging) system that essentially acts as a laser radar, Treemetrics can collect 3D data from trees that illustrates how straight and dense a given tree is, all represented in 2D by various, eye-popping colors. The LIDAR system is essentially...
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