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The Zenmuse X7 & Inspire 2 in Action – Heliguy Interviews 5kdigitalfilm

Here at Heliguy, we go above and beyond for our customers. That’s why, when 5kdigitalfilm, an aerial filming company booked a job for the Cine Tirol Film Commission to film in the Tirol region of Austria, the Heliguy Team were able to arrange for the DJI Zenmuse X7 to...

In Love with Drones: Ideas for Every Couple

Shot by Spark, Photographer: Terry McLaughlinWho ever said that drones are for tech geeks and pros only? With intelligent features and intuitive functions, today's drones are great for anyone, which means that a camera lens in the sky has become available for everyone!Among the different types of user that...

2017 Aerial Photography Year in Review:Fantastic Aerial Shots and the Trends

With the proliferation of affordable and powerful camera drones, aerial photography and videography are becoming much more popular and accessible. People are discovering just how amazing it is to explore the world from the skies and share what they see with the world online. SkyPixel, an aerial photo and video...

DJI Mavic Adventures: Film the Action Like a Pro

The Mavic Pro is the drone what was built inside and out for one thing: adventure. Its foldable design packs well for traveling on or off the trail. A 40mph max speed and 30-minute flight time catch all the action with ease. And with a 4K camera on a...
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6 Tips to Make Your Aerial Videography Stand Out

Do you sometimes find your aerial footage dull and wonder how you can give it a boost? Killer drone shots are not that hard to achieve. Below are 6 aerial videography tips to make your aerial footage stand out! Combine Different Axis Movements Your footage can hardly stand out when...
Chemong Lake Sunset

Flying in a Winter Wonderland

The arrival of winter brings a wide range of conditions that can have both positive and negative effects of drone flight. These crisp conditions offer a unique perspective of the world, creating an opportunity for those ambitious enough to brave the cold. These winter elements create visuals that cannot...

How to Film Like a Pro: DJI Drone “ActiveTrack” Video Tutorial (2020)

Ever since drone technology became available to everyone, perhaps no industry saw a greater impact than aerial photography. By controlling a high-definition, gimbal-stabilized camera in the air, people could now capture landscapes, cities, and subjects like never before. Among the technologies that have helped creators to shoot professionally, DJI...
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Capitalize on Winter Photography With These Tips

When Old Man Winter has come to town, you probably just want to curl up in your cozy living room and watch some TV. No reason to go outside and suffer the cold right? Well think again, winter is one of the best times for capturing stunning pictures of...
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7 Camera Setting Mistakes Most Beginners Make

Setting your drone camera right is half the battle in capturing an excellent aerial photo. Refined flying techniques can assist you to find the perfect angle, but without the correct the camera settings, your final picture will be far from what you anticipate. To give you a hand we’ve summarized...
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6 Photo Modes Every Aerial Photographer Needs to Know

Ever wondered what other DJI photo settings you have besides the standard Single Shot? Many pilots, especially newbies, are not familiar with all the settings available to them. All DJI drone models support Single, Multiple, AEB and Timed shot. However, newer models like Mavic Pro and Spark have added...

2017 Skypixel Photo Contest: $90,000 in Prizes, Enter Today!

Introduction Aerial photography inspires us to explore the unknown world and create unique works of art from a brand new perspective. Founded three years ago, SkyPixel is now one of the premier aerial photography communities in the world with over six million registered professionals and enthusiasts. The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest...
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Flying a Drone in Winter: 5 Things You Must Know

Winter drone flying can sometimes be challenging in extreme conditions. Low temperatures can impact flight performance, and weather can be unpredictable. It’s possible that you will encounter rain, fog, or snow during flight. So how can you have a safe flight and capture great shots during the winter months?...

Traveling with Spark: Cinematic Shooting Tips and Tricks

Guest Contributor: Ignacz Szabolcs Ignacz Szabolcs is a professional drone photographer from Romania. He started drone photography and videography back in 2014. In 2015 he won his first international contest. Till 2017 his pictures have been published in international magazines, books, galleries and also won 2 international contests. Visit his...
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How to Create a Mirror Effect with Drones

It is fascinating to see surreal worlds in movies such as Doctor Strange, Inception and Upside Down. Cool visual effects like bending reality and mirror worlds are staples of blockbuster movies. Have you ever dreamed of making your own mind-bending world? Well, you don't need to be a master of...
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How to Achieve a Dolly Zoom: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

Zooming in filmmaking refers to the technique of changing the focal length of a zoom lens, which allows a change of distance for different objects during a shot, giving more spaces for storytelling and expression. Dolly zoom, one variation of the zooming, was first conceived by photographer Robert Burks in Vertigo. Vertigo,...
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Wow Your Friends With Your Cool Drone Selfies

Are you disheartened by how uncool you look in selfies? Never had an Instagram-worthy photo? Or you are just not a big fan of selfies because you can’t imagine it to be stunning? Leave the past behind. Drones open up a whole new world of selfies possibilities. Here are some...
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Osmo Slow Motion

Osmo series Filmmakers know that getting stabilized footage isn’t easy. While action cameras allow extreme sports enthusiasts to capture the action from just about anywhere, without gimbal stabilization, the footage they produce is often shaky and can be difficult to watch. Additionally, to get slow-motion footage from an action camera,...
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5 Tips for Smoother, Pro-level Aerial Drone Footage

Devotion, patience, endurance, and happiness — all these are hallmarks of love. If you do something you love, you approach it with the same traits. The same goes for drones. When we fall in love with drones, we fall for the incredible footage that they can capture from the...
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How Much Do You Know about DJI Gimbal Cameras?

Some of you may already be familiar with DJI products such as the Phantom series, Inspire series, Mavic Pro Series and Spark. While it is amazing to see high-quality footage from a bird’s eye view, do you ever wonder what the biggest DJI camera sensor size is? Are you...
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Fifty Shades of Yellow

Want to take striking aerial photos with your drone but life has drained your creative spirit? It’s time for you to look out for shades that can help you capture inspiring aerial photos and release your creative energy. People have seen enough shades of grey, but not yellow. Don’t underestimate what...