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21 Mar

What You Need To Know Before Renting a Drone

Whether you're interested in renting a drone for a specific shoot, expanding your photo portfolio to include aerial shots, or just want something to take with you on your travels, your friends here at Lumoid have you covered. Renting a drone has never been easier and is a great option if you're not sure which one you want, if you need it for a shoot or vacation, or don't have the funds to splurge on buying one just yet. Before you start flying though, we've outlined a few things to consider before renting. Know the Rules and Regulations As excited as you are to rent a drone and get started flying, make sure you know all the rules and regulations that go into...
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27 Feb

Time-Lapse Photography…But With a Drone

As we advance through photography techniques like tilt-shift and motion blur, new and novel techniques have been developed. Now there is the option to capture time lapses, but with a drone! Time lapse is a photo technique where the frames are captured are much lower than that used to view the sequence. For instance, when the film roll is played at normal speed, time is appeared to be moving faster and therefore, time lapsing. Check out this dreamy time lapse captured with a DJI Phantom 4 and a DJI Phantom 4 Pro+. The bulk of time lapse photography is captured via cameras mounted on tripods to ensure stable images. So, the next logical question is, how can we capture time lapse videos...
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23 Feb

The Ins and Outs of Drone Real Estate Photography

As we witness multiple industries benefit from the application of drones, one vertical that has really boomed is real estate photography. With realtors looking for various ways to capture acres of land, drones took the forefront in providing ease and accessibility, and various uses including: Capturing aerial views of property and land Scoping out neighborhood and surrounding area for amenities Property maps and surveys Outer terrain and geographic developments This complete guide will outline the necessities and overall how-to's to become familiar with aerial real estate photography and uses drones for commercial purposes. Using Drones Makes Aerial Imaging Affordable Prior to drones, aerial photos for real estate was captured using either a plane or helicopter, which would cost thousands of dollars. In addition, time and space...
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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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2 Feb

4 Most Popular Drone Uses For Aerial Photography

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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27 Jul

DJI Launches a Much-Needed Update to Its Geo-Fencing Drone Tech

Drone pilots need to be careful of when, where and how they fly their drones, thanks to government regulations from the FAA mandating appropriate and legal drone usage. This especially rings true for novice drone pilots and owners who may not be familiar with the regulations imposed upon them and their UAVs. One of the main driving reasons for government regulation on drone flight is the risk and danger drones can pose when flying too close to what the FAA has designated “no fly zones.” These include everything from airports, prisons, nuclear power plants and the vaguely defined “national security events.” Leading drone manufacturer DJI is looking to make it easier for drone pilots to ensure their drones don’t stick...
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7 Jul

Typhoon H Drone Uses Intel Technology to Map Out a 3D Flight Path

In most cases, drones are only as good as the pilots flying them. Not in the case of the Typhoon H, a drone created by aircraft maker Yuneec that harnesses Intel’s RealSense Technology to create 3D maps of flight patterns that enable the drone to autonomously avoid obstacles. Following a much-buzzed debut at CES, Yuneec is finally making the Typhoon H available for preorder. Those who maybe don’t have as delicate a touch, or who worry about crashing their expensive piece of equipment into trees, fiinally have a saving grace. The Typhoon H is a hexacopter that’s equipped with a swiveling 4K camera and folding landing gear. Of course, the big selling point is the Intel developed technology onboard that enables...
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22 Apr

DJI Develops App to Help Drone Lovers Find Other Drone Lovers

It’s not exactly a dating service, but DJI’s latest app is bound to facilitate many a match. The world’s leading drone manufacturer has launched DJI+Discover, a revamped version of their DJI Store app available on Android and iOS. This app will enable anyone to create personalized profiles and connect with fellow drone lovers and enthusiasts, leading to drone connections around the world. Whether users swipe left or right on other drone lovers in order to swap drone tips and secrets, host drone flight gatherings, rant and rave about their favorite pastime or find the dronehead of their wildest dreams to settle down with, DJI+Discover will serve as the cupid of the drone world. Like any great locational-based app that wants to...
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21 Apr

DJI Phantom 4 Review

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With aerial photography on the rise, companies like DJI, 3DR, and Parrot have been scrambling to create the one drone that will outperform its competitors. It must be sleek, it must be sophisticated, and most importantly, it must be easy to fly! There have been countless times where a news headline would read, “Drone Crashes Into Plane” or even, “Drone Flies Over Restricted Airspace.” We are now in a time where autonomy can be great for a diversifying industry, but also futile if in the wrong hands. This is where DJI has promised a drone to make autonomy and controlled flight a walk in the park by introducing the Phantom 4. With added features like visual tracking, sport mode, and...
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