Drone Photography – Steven Wesley Photography http://stevenwesleyphotography.com/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 15:28:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Drone Photography – Steven Wesley Photography http://stevenwesleyphotography.com/ 32 32 The unusual display of a photographer of a year of full moons https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-unusual-display-of-a-photographer-of-a-year-of-full-moons/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:00:01 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-unusual-display-of-a-photographer-of-a-year-of-full-moons/ Isa Turan, an amateur photographer and drone pilot, has images of 12 full moons that he captured at regular intervals throughout the year, in homage to their names. Full moons were often given specific names in many ancient civilizations. They often reflect the changing of the seasons. The full moon in January is called the […]]]>

Isa Turan, an amateur photographer and drone pilot, has images of 12 full moons that he captured at regular intervals throughout the year, in homage to their names.

Full moons were often given specific names in many ancient civilizations. They often reflect the changing of the seasons. The full moon in January is called the wolf moon, in reference to the wolves that howled at night during the month, according to the old farmer’s almanac. However, the origin of the name is unclear.

The February Snow Moon is named after Native American tribes in the northeastern United States due to heavy snowfall, according to Maine Farmer’s Almanac.

Buck Moon July, one of 12 full moon photos in the portfolio of an amateur photographer.
Isa Turan / Zenger

The Farmer’s Almanacs in the United States have for years been the resource for citing moon names and their origins.

Turan’s interest in filming each month’s full moon began when he realized that no one seemed to have done it the way he envisioned.

“To be honest, I didn’t know there was so much interest in the full moon until I made a project of it,” Turan said.

Moon behind tree
Turan says it’s hard to focus on the moon and another subject at the same time, but it can be helped by taking the photos during the day rather than at night.
Isa Turan / Zenger

“Full moon photographs are taken all the time, but there was no one who took the full moon by name every month, and I decided to make it a project.”

Turan spoke about some of the technical barriers to photographing the moon.

“To photograph the full moon alone, you need a good camera that can zoom. If you plan to photograph an object in front of the moon, you need to have some manual exposure knowledge for it,” he said. . “It is very difficult to focus on both the full moon and the subject. In general, the success rate is higher in photos taken during the day due to the light.”

Pink moon
“To be honest, I didn’t know there was so much interest in the full moon until I made a project of it,” Turan said.
Isa Turan / Zenger

He said that there are also various tricks that can be used to overcome technical difficulties: “The double exposure technique can be used because it is difficult to focus on the full moon and the object at the same time. time at night. Before changing frames, a photo is taken with the full moon in focus, then a photo is taken with the object in focus, and the two photographs are combined. “

Turan said he got interested in photography when he borrowed the Nikon P900 camera from a friend, and how that led to his project.

Moon and peach
Isa Turan / Zenger

“I took pictures for a few months. Then I found a website showing the rising and setting of the moon. I read on the site how the moon was named in the past, and it got me. very impressed. People used nature and the sky as clocks and calendars. So I decided to photograph the full moon for a year by its name. “

The other old names of the moon are: Mars: Worm Moon; April: Pink Moon; May: Moon Flower; June: Strawberry moon; July: Buck Moon; August: Moon of the Sturgeon; September: Harvest Moon; October: Hunter’s Moon; November: Beaver Moon; December: Cold moon.

Drone capturing the moon
Isa Turan’s drone capturing the moon.
Isa Turan / Zenger

Turan said his next project would be to shoot at least 10 hours of time-lapse video of ancient cities and historic lighthouses in Turkey, under the Milky Way, “all night long.”

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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Autel EVO Nano and Lite Series drones coming soon in North America https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/autel-evo-nano-and-lite-series-drones-coming-soon-in-north-america/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 16:47:21 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/autel-evo-nano-and-lite-series-drones-coming-soon-in-north-america/ The first delivery of Autel Robotics’ long-awaited EVO Nano and Lite Series drones has finally arrived in North America. The Nano and Lite series include both a standard drone and a “plus” model with some interesting additional features. These drones promise astonishing video quality (up to 6K for the Lite +), a wide image transmission […]]]>

The first delivery of Autel Robotics’ long-awaited EVO Nano and Lite Series drones has finally arrived in North America. The Nano and Lite series include both a standard drone and a “plus” model with some interesting additional features. These drones promise astonishing video quality (up to 6K for the Lite +), a wide image transmission range of 7.4 miles, a peak battery life of up to 40 minutes (EVO Lite series) and great features. advances such as vision sensors for intelligent obstacle avoidance. They’re even available in a range of colors, like eye-catching Autel Orange and Blazing Red, or cool Arctic White and Deep Space Gray.

EVO Nano series: only 249g, with 1/2 ″ or 1 / 1.28 ″ sensor

Autel’s EVO Nano series is the ultralight and ultracompact companion for photography enthusiasts, weighing just 249g. The EVO Nano + has a 1 / 1.28 inch (0.8 inch) CMOS sensor capable of taking 50 megapixel (MP) photos and the standard EVO Nano is no slouch with its camera. 48 MP photo. An RYYB color filter array design with EVO Nano + large aperture of f / 1.9 delivers superior noise reduction capabilities and the power to effortlessly produce quality images in low light conditions. The three-axis mechanical gimbal dampens vibrations, ensuring images are smooth and stable no matter the harsh conditions. These compact drones fit almost anywhere – from the side pocket of a backpacking bag to the palm of a hand.

EVO Lite and Lite +: 4 axis gimbal, 1 ″ sensor up to 6K / 30fps

Autel’s EVO Lite and Lite + bring new perspectives and possibilities. Experience a new level of image quality with an ultra-sensitive 50 MP camera equipped with a 1 / 1.28 inch (0.8 inch) CMOS sensor. The camera adopts RYYB color filter array design, which absorbs 40% more light than traditional RGGB arrays, allowing users to capture natural landscapes in all their glory. Track fast-moving subjects with precise autofocus that locks in milliseconds using a phase-detection, dual-focus autofocus algorithm. Additionally, the EVO Lite is the world’s first drone to introduce a four-axis gimbal design, allowing users to shoot vertical videos for easy editing and sharing on mobile devices.

The EVO Lite +, with its large 1-inch CMOS image sensor and Autel’s intelligent moonlight algorithm, can capture crisp, vivid details at night with low noise, even when the ISO is high . And users can unleash their creativity and take control with the adjustable aperture, from f / 2.8 to f / 11. They can also change the exposure and depth of field to show off their unique artistic style.

Film, edit and share in minutes with the Autel Sky app

Newly launched for the EVO Nano and EVO Lite series, Autel’s powerful yet easy-to-use Autel Sky app gives users access to amazing features such as SkyPortrait, “Your Personal Paparazzi”. With the push of a button, the drone soars into the air and takes a photo of the user and their friends, automatically adjusting the lens so that no one is left out of the frame. Automatically track any person, animal or vehicle to focus on your personal activities while the drone manages the cinema side, with Dynamic Track 2.1: Master Subject Tracking. Create spectacular, professional-level shots with the push of a button. Meanwhile, record ambient voices and sounds on the ground via the smartphone, to bring videos to life even when the drone is far away, or narrate while filming for better editing flow.

As soon as the shooting is finished, simply place a smartphone near the drone to download photos and videos at a blazing speed of 160 Mbps (20MB / s). Then there is MovieMaster for making it easy to create and share movies. Autel Sky app provides a suite of video templates to make it even simpler. Easily add soundtrack and filters in the Autel Sky app to make videos even more epic, producing unforgettable results whether the user is a veteran pilot or completely new to drone gaming. Dramatically reduce the tedious editing process to create and share creations on the spot.

For more information on the EVO Nano series, please visit:

https://www.autelrobotics.com/productdetail/24.html, and for more details on the EVO Lite series, visit https://www.autelrobotics.com/productdetail/23.html

The EVO Nano and Lite series will be presented for the first time in public on the Autel Robotics booth (# 18416) at CES, January 5-8, 2022.

Availability, MSRP and where to buy

The first batch of Eve Lite + arrives at the US warehouse around December 30 and will ship to channel partners in a few days.

Other shipments with more models will arrive during the month of January.

Standard EVO Nano: $ 649

EVO Nano Premium package: $ 799

Standard EVO Nano +: $ 799

Premium EVO Nano + plan: $ 949

Standard EVO Lite: $ 1,249

Premium EVO Lite plan: $ 1,549

Standard EVO Lite +: $ 1,349

Premium EVO Lite + plan: $ 1,649

All EVO Nano and Lite series products will be available from B&H, Best Buy and Adorama.

About Autel Robotics

Autel Robotics is a team of industry professionals with a true passion for technology and years of engineering experience. Since its founding in 2014, Autel has always strived for customer-driven innovation and continually strives to raise the industry standard for drones. The company’s head office is located in Shenzhen, the heart of China’s technology industry; it also has R&D bases around the world, notably in Seattle, Munich and Silicon Valley.

For more information visit https://www.autelrobotics.com

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The success of the competition stuns the photographer | Otago Daily Times News Online https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-success-of-the-competition-stuns-the-photographer-otago-daily-times-news-online/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 15:30:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/the-success-of-the-competition-stuns-the-photographer-otago-daily-times-news-online/ Mt Cook-based Conservation Department Ranger Hunter Smith describes his victory at the Geography of New Zealand Photographer of the Year is awarded as “absolutely unreal”. Mr Smith (25) was one of 54 finalists, down from around 6,000 nominations for this year’s awards, which were decided earlier this month. Her photograph of contrasting wild pines, taken […]]]>
Mt Cook-based Conservation Department Ranger Hunter Smith describes his victory at the Geography of New Zealand Photographer of the Year is awarded as “absolutely unreal”. Mr Smith (25) was one of 54 finalists, down from around 6,000 nominations for this year’s awards, which were decided earlier this month.

Her photograph of contrasting wild pines, taken by drone near the Ohau A power station, won the aerial photography category, which was won last year by Emma Willetts of Oamaru.

Mr Smith, who moved south to Rotorua about three years ago, said photography was a passion he only discovered relatively recently.

“I kind of always had the creative side of me.

“It didn’t really click that photography was something I could do, because it always seemed like a lot of money, and I was never in the right space for it.”

Since purchasing a camera, however, Mr. Smith hasn’t looked back, and a Pure Photo Adventures workshop with his photography “idols” Rach Stewart, Lee Cook and Daniel Murray three years ago. , prompted him to move south.

“I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s me, I’m going.’ So I did,” he said.

Landscape and astrophotography are must-haves for nature lovers, and working and living in the Mackenzie Basin provided plenty of opportunities for both, he said.

“I love being in nature, for sure. I’m a person who loves the outdoors.”

Mr. Smith would love to become a full-time photographer, but he knew that portraiture was where most photographers succeeded in making a living.

“If I start to absolutely improve my game and keep exploring, it might move me forward.

“I have a feeling that since I’ve been here, I probably have my name a little more there than in the north, because the small communities work like magic.”

The people he lived in had been very supportive of him and he loved to share his work with them, he said.

“I share with them what I see and how I see the Mackenzie through my eyes.”

Mr Smith entered his image of the contrasting pines in the NZ Geo contest because he believed it matched the images he had seen in the past. He had entered the previous years, but had never had a return.

“When I got the email telling me I was a finalist, I was like, ‘Are you sure? Did you make a mistake? “Yes, it was so surreal.”

He traveled to Auckland for the announcement and tried not to hope too much, though he thought he had “devious clues” that he could have won.

When the announcement was made, Mr Smith said his “heart was beating like crazy”.

“I couldn’t believe it – absolutely unreal.”

He received a trophy, a certificate and a cash prize.

– By Ashley Smyth

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Drone Photographer Stefan Forster on Planning and Shooting Technology https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/drone-photographer-stefan-forster-on-planning-and-shooting-technology/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 10:11:23 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/drone-photographer-stefan-forster-on-planning-and-shooting-technology/ Swiss Stefan Forster has made a name for himself internationally as a landscape and drone photographer. Its vast archive contains many drone recordings of places that are no longer as readily available to photographers and filmmakers today. The equipment is therefore in high demand by customers like the BBC and Netflix. In an interview with […]]]>

Swiss Stefan Forster has made a name for himself internationally as a landscape and drone photographer. Its vast archive contains many drone recordings of places that are no longer as readily available to photographers and filmmakers today. The equipment is therefore in high demand by customers like the BBC and Netflix. In an interview with c’t Photography, he explains why he traded his life as an employee for a life as a freelance photographer, how he keeps himself in good physical shape for his extreme tours and why he prefers to leave his drone in his backpack. back on weekends.

How and when did you discover landscape photography on your own?

I was a rather unusual child. Instead of playing with friends and going on vacation later, I was mostly alone in the forest and enjoyed the peace and seclusion. Colors and shapes have always fascinated me. So is the power of nature. Thunderstorms, waves, storms – the more you feel nature, the better. The photograph arrived later. At the beginning, photography was for me a kind of legitimation to be able to be outside. This legitimation later became an appointment. In the meantime, my camera still travels with me and my brain as a reminder. With almost 200 travel days a year, you experience so much that you can’t absorb it all.

How do you prepare for your shoots, do you have a precise plan before you start?

My photos live on the weather and bright moods. Of course, it is very important that I plan the photo in advance so that I know my way around the site and know exactly what focal length (lens) I should stand in which spot. For that I use software like The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) and TPE 3D. In advance, I also go to a location several times and mark the locations on my map. In order to be able to record special light scenes, I also wait for an exciting light, which occurs frequently, especially when the weather changes. With stable phases at high pressure, there are usually no good light atmospheres and blue skies are not my thing anyway.

Are your photo tours a physical challenge?

Staying in good physical shape is essential for a landscape photographer. I train in the mountains every week. My favorite tour takes me from the Rhine Valley to the Hohe Kasten or the Stauberen Kanzel. 1240 meters above sea level, which I try to conquer several times a week when I am at home. On the photo tours themselves, I differentiate between photo trips with clients and photo trips where I travel alone. On customer journeys, the average is one to three hours of walking per day. When I travel for my own needs, I focus on finding new places and climbing hills and mountains. Sometimes I lose up to twelve pounds during a four week trip, which unfortunately I only regained too quickly due to my second passion, food.

Do you work alone or is there a team?

I am a “lone wolf” type, as are all nature and landscape photographers. I like solitude and independence in my work. Being an employee has never been my thing and I have always hated every employer. The happiest day of my life was when I was able to start my own business. My team consists of a few friends who give me lessons and of course my wonderful wife Iris. She makes sure that everything is going well and that the ship does not sink. You only ever see my work and my stories, but it is she who keeps my back free and thanks to which I can practice my profession with such concentration in the first place.

What are the challenges when shooting with drones?

My advantage with all drone photography and videography was that I was one of the first in the world to invest in the drone. I was still able to film and take photos with drones in countries where drones are now prohibited and only possession of the drone is punishable by imprisonment. Initially, people took great pleasure in stealing these giants with a single-lens reflex camera. It is now like when the cars piled up; Rules have to be found to be able to control drones or their pilots, which have been purchased millions of times. The difficulty now is to obtain a flight permit. This is either invaluable or you must be able to show a private pilot license.

You say “extreme logistics issues” on your website, could you please give an example.

Cameras get smaller and smaller, but you take more and more with you. Working with a drone also requires a lot of electricity. Unfortunately, electricity is not always available in the places I travel, so I sometimes have to work with large solar systems or even portable power generators. If it is a multi-day excursion with the packraft (backpack boat), tent, sleeping bag and provisions with you, you are faced with these logistical issues that every member of the expedition has to face. to face.

What type of drone, camera, lens and filter are you using?

I have been working with Nikon for about ten years and I am a fan of the Nikon Z system, especially the Z9. I would never trade in my mirrorless cameras for an SLR again. The advantage of the weight and size of the package is just too great. And once you get used to the real-time histogram in the digital viewfinder, you don’t want anything else. For the lenses I use the Nikkor Z 14-30 mm, 24-120 mm and 100-400 mm. Animal photos are taken with 180-400 mm and 500 mm. When it takes to the air, I currently use the DJI Mavic 3 Cine, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, and if needed the DJI Inspire 2.

What role does image processing play in your recordings?

Image processing is of course essential when saving RAW files. However, as I am constantly running out of time and want to spend the short time I am at home with my family, I am extremely minimalist when it comes to developing the images. I often hear it said that I could have gotten the most out of the individual images. But that’s not my strength and it’s not my goal. If the sky wasn’t rosy, it wasn’t. Then I come back to the place so often until the sky is pink. As a photographer tour guide, I have this opportunity again and again.

“Now I’m where no one sees or hears me, bar none. »Is it still that easy to do?

Unfortunately, since there are many of them, drones no longer enjoy a good reputation. The media have once again done an excellent job. Drone bashing is a popular title. In order not to exacerbate this dissatisfaction, I decided three years ago, if possible, to only fly when no one is around and I definitely couldn’t bother anyone. Flying on weekends is taboo, even on days when many people are hiking. Even though I am legally allowed to fly, I will do without. When it comes to animals, I also make sure not to fly when there are escape animals around. However, animals that are unaware of the danger in the air react extremely relaxed to drones. Last spring I was able to film wild pumas a few meters away with the drone for the BBC, the animals did not bother on the drone. In particular, nature films and documentaries would no longer be conceivable today without a drone.

How important has filming become to you as a photographer?

Even though I would never have believed it possible a few years ago, the income from the sales of licenses for my films (aerial photos) far exceeds those of my photographs for books and calendars. Due to travel issues caused by the pandemic, many producers are dependent on purchasing existing footage. As I often travel to remote areas on my photo trips and have been able to record rare movies, now I have an archive which is widely used by clients such as BBC, Netflix, Google and LG. So for me, at least financially, photography is taking more and more space. With the Nikon Z9, with which I can now record 8K in RAW at 60 FPS, I plan to invest a lot more in my ground archives in the future.

You can find Stefan Forster’s fascinating images on, for example, his website or in the c’t photography portfolio. From January 2022, he will tour Switzerland with his new conference “Le monde d’en haut”.

Stefan Forster took this aerial photo in New Zealand.

(Image: Stefan Forster Photography)

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Abingdon captured in snowy scene for drone photography contest https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/abingdon-captured-in-snowy-scene-for-drone-photography-contest/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/abingdon-captured-in-snowy-scene-for-drone-photography-contest/ A beautiful snow-capped aerial view of Abingdon is just one of 800 photos submitted to the festive drone photography competition. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) #SHOTONMYDRONE Photo Contest has launched a festive contest. Drone users across the UK are encouraged to come out and photograph the best party spots. Contest organizers say there have already […]]]>

A beautiful snow-capped aerial view of Abingdon is just one of 800 photos submitted to the festive drone photography competition.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) #SHOTONMYDRONE Photo Contest has launched a festive contest.

Drone users across the UK are encouraged to come out and photograph the best party spots.

Contest organizers say there have already been some superb Abingdon submissions with a winter snapshot of the spire of St Helena’s Church and the River Thames covered in a blanket of white snow.

The photographer presenting the most Christmas snapshot before January 5 will have their image displayed at the London headquarters of the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society, along with the other category winners.

Read also: Abingdon Food Bank prepares 250 Christmas food packages

The highly anticipated competition will be judged by a panel of experts including CAA President and avid photographer Sir Stephen Hillier; Anna Henly, an award-winning professional photographer; drone pilot and photography teacher; John Livesey, CAA Drone Inspector and BAFTA Laureate; and Tim Robinson of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Jonathan Nicholson, UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “Our Christmas award celebrates the festive fun and magical memories that users can have with drones when used responsibly. To make sure they do it safely, those who take their drone out for the first time this Christmas should make sure they are following the correct regulations and complying with the Dronecode.

Drone users can enter the competition at caa-dronecomp.uk.

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5 Sports Movie Speeches That Can Rock Anyone https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/5-sports-movie-speeches-that-can-rock-anyone/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 10:15:24 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/5-sports-movie-speeches-that-can-rock-anyone/ Recently I was writing an article about the Danbury Hat Tricks hockey team and when I was finished I found myself distracted. I wanted to write a cinematic-like quote in honor of the team. I started to think about my favorite sports movies, moments and speeches and had to stop and finish the project I […]]]>

Recently I was writing an article about the Danbury Hat Tricks hockey team and when I was finished I found myself distracted.

I wanted to write a cinematic-like quote in honor of the team. I started to think about my favorite sports movies, moments and speeches and had to stop and finish the project I was working on. I realized this was a completely separate article that I was starting to write, because there are so many good ones.

5 Sports Movie Speeches That Can Rock Anyone

Whether it’s a true story or pure fiction, the great moments in sports movies can motivate anyone. Sports films tell the story of personalities and teams who were underestimated, overlooked, or had very little chance of becoming champions. These moments can be inspirational or just enjoyable entertainment.

They can make the hairs on your neck stand up, send a tingle down your spine, and make you want to run through a brick wall. These are the speeches of sports films that can thrill anyone.

Stay tuned for the rest of this list, “Sports Movie Moments That Can Attract Anyone 2”.

Inside the charming Russian village in the woods of Southbury

Every Tuesday you can hear “The Place You Live” on the Ethan and Lou Show with Mike Allen. Mike dives into a local story every week and this week it was a Russian village in Connecticut. This week we learned that Southbury, CT is home to a tiny Russian village designed by some of Russia’s most respected writers.

12 signs you’re a real American tough guy

Our culture morphs and these changes mean that certain types of behavior have an expiration date. What you once thought was “cool” or “tough” can make you look like a D-bag right now. The problem is, when our culture rotates, not everyone gets the memo.

You might find yourself in a room with someone born in the 60s, another in the 80s, a man born in the 90s and another in the 2000s, they’re all going to have different ideas about what makes of them a man.

What makes you a tough guy today? For starters, the term itself is a punch line, if someone calls you a “badass” they’re going after you. This list was supposed to be titled “Top Signs You’re A Raging Shower”, but my editor denied that, so these are the “Top Signs You’re a Real Tough”.

Amazing images and facts about I-95 (WRKI) and its broadcast tower

Mark Weiss is a retired broadcast engineer, avid I-95 listener, and drone enthusiast. Recently I posted an article on drone photography and Mark texted me and said, “It’s okay, you should see what I have.”

I asked him to share what he had and he sent me these awesome photos. He photographed the I-95 Broadcast Tower (WRKI) from above. Weiss took the photos in 2018. He sent them to me and attached a note that said, “Flown by DJI Phantom 4 Pro 2.0”.

Rather than just posting the photos, I wanted to add some incidental information. I spoke to a few current employees, a few former employees, and rummaged through the oldest filing cabinet we have to find some things out, even though I didn’t know it. These are amazing photos from our broadcast tour and some fun information about its history and the history of I-95.

Behind the walls of the abandoned Norwich State Hospital of CT

Treating mental health is serious business these days and in most cases patients are treated with care and respect. This was not always the case in the United States, and hospitals dedicated to the “mentally ill” became prisons that regularly practiced torture. America is now littered with decaying closed hospitals from inside and out. Many believe that these places still contain the dark energy left behind by the gruesome deeds of the past. One of those locations at Norwich State Hospital.

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Best drone pilot apps of 2022 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/best-drone-pilot-apps-of-2022/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 15:35:20 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/best-drone-pilot-apps-of-2022/ This list is for the best drone pilot apps. We will do our best for you to understand this list of the best drone pilot apps. I hope you like this list Best drone pilot apps. So let’s start: About the Best Drone Pilot Apps Most modern drones rely on the use of a mobile […]]]>

This list is for the best drone pilot apps. We will do our best for you to understand this list of the best drone pilot apps. I hope you like this list Best drone pilot apps. So let’s start:

About the Best Drone Pilot Apps

Most modern drones rely on the use of a mobile device as part of flight systems. Whether it’s for the flight itself or your pre-flight routine, there’s an app to help. Your drone producer will have an app, but what else can you get?

Drone applications are becoming necessary for the daily work of pilot operators. Whether it is a flight mission for a farmer to examine the crop and vegetation health index to check the flight zones if he is allowed to fly his drone. What if you knew that some of these apps can turn your drone into an amazing tool that collects data and analyzes using only images? All you need is a great smartphone or tablet and connect it to your drone to enjoy these best apps designed especially for drone pilots.

For us drone pilots, the situation is no different. There are tons of apps we can use to increase our piloting experience and make our lives easier, from apps that tell you if you are in a no-fly zone, to others that predict the position of the sun to get the perfect shot. of the sunset.

Check out the list of the best apps for drone pilots

Google earth

If you are a traveler like me, you will often wonder what the scenery looks like. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this as there is an amazing app that you can use to plan your flights. One of the main reasons I use Google Earth as a drone app is its flexibility and comprehensiveness.

As you well know, the first thing you will need to do with any drone (after registering it) is find a place to fly it. The truth is that today there are dedicated drone mapping apps on our list, they are great for showing where it is safe to fly. Safe places to fly is one thing, but before we get there, why not browse Google Earth for some great places to fly? Google Earth is free for your mobile device and is also available on the web.

I use it to find access points and investigate the area around it. It can be useful in planning your flight mission by helping you visualize how you want it to look. There are so many secrets and hidden places yet to be discovered. As a drone operator, using Google Earth can be an amazing application.

Aerial map

The most important function of Airmap is similar to the B4UFly app, it also tells you where you can fly. It also contains some interesting additions, like real-time manned traffic alerts. Airmap provides rule sets for 20 countries, including Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Airmap also comes with three different types of warnings. A red notice means you cannot fly your drone in this area and will require manual FAA approval. An orange warning means you can only fly at a certain altitude as shown on the map and the process may be automatically approved if you plan to fly below the specified altitude. Finally, the green notice means that you can fly your drone.

Airmap is one such tool that does more than map the location of a potential flight or help you track your flight. Backed by companies like Microsoft and Qualcomm, not to mention drone players like Yuneec, Airmap is fast becoming the de facto tool for commercial drone flights. Don’t let your business mapping, geo-fencing and flight recording tools scare you away, using real-time traffic alerts in your mobile app is pretty valuable. Consult Airmap for your basic needs or for your commercial piloting business.

Deployment of drones

DroneDeploy is one of the most popular drone apps for pilots who want to map and create 3D models using the image taken with their quadcopter. This drone app works similarly to PrecisionMapper, but it is much more advanced and easy to use.

This is an app that we were initially hesitant to include. We were hoping to compile a list of the best drone apps that weren’t focused on any vendor, the truth is DJI is such a big player, and this app is so cool we couldn’t resist. If you own almost any DJI drone from the Phantom 3 and newer, take a look at DroneDeploy as an alternate controller for your flying machine.

The app provides advanced flight planning and autonomous control for your drone. Select a coordinate path and watch your drone follow the path, have the app control camera exposure while traveling, and more. Take a look at DroneDeploy now.

UAV forecast

Focusing almost entirely on the weather, UAV Forecast strives to provide detailed wind and weather information to help you decide if it is safe to fly. Tell the app your drone settings, then you can quickly tell if today is the day to fly.

A variety of piloting information is provided, including wind speed and direction, wind chill and temperature, cloud cover, visibility, etc. Not to be outdone by other apps, UAV Forecast also provides maps with no-fly zones visible. Check it for your weather needs.

Finally, UAV forecast tells you what the weather will look like in the future by displaying your forecast. Although these are predictions, this drone app has been pretty accurate with its predictions which I have found to be reliable. Plus, you get everything you need to know. Instead of having Google information from multiple sites, UAV Forecast makes it easy for you.

Solar surveyor

If you’ve ever been outside… I’ll stop there. Outdoor photography is almost exclusively about controlling the sunlight, this is never more true than with drone photography because there is no shade there. Instead of guessing where the sun and moon will be, why not be sure? Sun Surveyor does this with great precision. The perfect position of the sun or moon is just one app away.

The “Golden Hour” and the “Blue Hour” are like a special stage that only takes place during a specific time and climate. They can be quite difficult to detect if you don’t have a drone app that detects them for you. This is why Sun Surveyor is one of my favorite drone apps. Basically what it does is locate the point and detect when these “special steps” occur.

These hours have a huge impact on how your aerial image can look like. The “Golden Hour” adds a special effect that emphasizes the feeling of beauty and beauty in the foreground and background. While “Blue Hour” adds the dynamic feeling which gives a fresh and cold visual impression to the image like mountains and winter landscapes.

To verify

Verifly is doing something different, insurance on demand. The idea is simple, your flights, especially business operations, are too few or too scattered and unpredictable to commit to full-time insurance coverage. Verifly allows you to record the start time and end time and then pay only for what you use.

Verifly works differently from insurance for your car or home. Flights can happen infrequently, so it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to pay a lot of money if you’re not going to be flying all the time. So Verifly works on demand, $ 10 an hour. Pay only for what you use and no more.

Litchi

Litchi is a great alternative to the DJI Go app if you are not completely satisfied. You can even think of it as a better app. This app has awesome standalone tracking features which are ideal for videos. Flight modes include Follow Me, Focus, Ground Station and Waypoints, Orbit Me, Panorama, and VR. Unfortunately, unlike the apps mentioned above, this one costs you $ 23.

We all know you need the official DJI GO, DJI GO 4, and DJI Fly apps to fly your favorite DJI drones, right? Incorrect! There are a few alternative apps that can take control of your DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Spark, DJI Phantom series drone, and more, the best of those apps we’ve tested so far with Litchi.

The full name of the app is long but explains most of what it does, Litchi for DJI Mavic / Phantom / Inspire / Spark is a robust app that retains the same feel as DJI apps, but does things a bit differently. . Basically, if you like, if you’re looking for the best of the DJI app, as well as some new goodies, Litchi is worth considering. The waypoint flights and the built-in VR / FPV functionality are the key factors that attracted me to Litchi.

Float

Hover is an underrated app, providing map and location information provided by Airmap, but then adding weather information. Hover can tell you at a glance if it’s safe to fly. Considering visibility, wind, location, etc., Hover might not be the only drone app you need, but if you only had one then an app like this – this is certainly a solid bet. Enter Hover for your mobile device now.

Hover is another free drone app that you can download to plan your flight missions. It uses Airmap data, but what makes Hover popular with drone pilots is its ease of use and built-in weather forecasting. It also contains news to keep you up to date on hot topics related to government, regulations and laws.

Final Words: Best Drone Pilot Apps

Hope you understand and like this listing Best drone pilot apps, if your answer is no, you can request anything through the contact forum section linked to this article. And if your answer is yes, then share this list with your family and friends.

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Tyler Native Claims # 1 Video On TikTok For 2021 With Drone And Hip Movements | Local news https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/tyler-native-claims-1-video-on-tiktok-for-2021-with-drone-and-hip-movements-local-news/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 23:52:53 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/tyler-native-claims-1-video-on-tiktok-for-2021-with-drone-and-hip-movements-local-news/ Now well known for his dance moves and drone flights on TikTok, the viral video by David Allen, a native of Tyler and Tyler’s alumnus, became the social media platform’s best video of the year in America and the world. Allen’s video, which gained popularity this summer and has since racked up millions of views, […]]]>

Now well known for his dance moves and drone flights on TikTok, the viral video by David Allen, a native of Tyler and Tyler’s alumnus, became the social media platform’s best video of the year in America and the world.

Allen’s video, which gained popularity this summer and has since racked up millions of views, shows him dancing to the song “Stay” by Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI. He uses a drone to film the unique and swaying movements.

On December 6, TikTok’s year-end report revealed that Allen’s “Drone Dancing” video on his account, @totouchanemu, was the number one video in the country and around the world. The video had over 314 million views when the list was released.

With his hips swaying and a drone in flight, Tyler’s native Davi and UT Tyler graduate…

Since creating his first video, Allen has made many different versions featuring famous guest stars, such as singer Jason Derulo, singer and dancer Paula Abdul, NYSNC’s Lance Bass, TV personality Dr. Phil (McGraw) and the Jack in the Box mascot. He also traveled to Los Angeles for some of the TikToks.

He even recently appeared on McGraw’s talk show “Dr. Phil” to coach someone on how to go viral online.

In August, Allen, who now lives in Austin, said it was unreal for these high-profile celebrities and personalities to contact him.

“It looks like a movie. Instead of questioning him and arguing with him, I decided to accept him, ”he said.

Allen said he started posting last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its initial goal was not to go viral. He went without posting for a while and he said he posts content effortlessly.

“I was watching TikTok and saw Max Taylor Lifts and the video appeared on my feed,” Allen said.

He said his name TikTok came from a photo of himself as a child showing an emu running around a friend’s house. This photo inspired his pseudonym Xbox and the nickname stuck for TikTok.

He graduated from UT Tyler in 2017 where he studied chemistry. Allen has his own photography business, David C. Allen Photography, and has been taking wedding photos for about eight to nine years, he said.

He often visits Tyler for work and to see his family and said he always drops by The Foundry Coffee House in downtown Tyler.

He lives in Austin with his girlfriend and his dog, with whom he sometimes does TikToks.

Raquel Torres contributed to this report.

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Chinese high-flying drone giant DJI in the crosshairs of the United States https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/chinese-high-flying-drone-giant-dji-in-the-crosshairs-of-the-united-states/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 09:33:38 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/chinese-high-flying-drone-giant-dji-in-the-crosshairs-of-the-united-states/ Chinese drone maker DJI is by far the most high-profile company targeted in a new round of US economic sanctions against companies over China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority. Below are key facts about Shenzhen DJI Sciences and Technologies Ltd which is better known around the world to drone users simply as DJI. The […]]]>

Chinese drone maker DJI is by far the most high-profile company targeted in a new round of US economic sanctions against companies over China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority.

Below are key facts about Shenzhen DJI Sciences and Technologies Ltd which is better known around the world to drone users simply as DJI.

The company’s history traces the birth of DJI in the college dormitory of Wang Tao, also known as Frank Wang, then a student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in the early 2000s.

Wang, a native of eastern China who rarely speaks to the media, is now around 40 years old.

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He is said to have manufactured his first prototype components in his dormitory before founding DJI in 2006 in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese city near Hong Kong often cited as “China’s Silicon Valley” due to the prevalence of high-tech companies. .

DJI grew rapidly from 2010 and became the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer drones by 2015, also capturing a large global share of high-end unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Its drones have been praised around the world for their rapid innovations that have contributed to the global explosion in the use of drones for everything from aerial photography and filmmaking to dusting crops, search and rescue operations and public safety applications.

DJI is now the undisputed king of drones in the world, with around 70-80% of the global market in 2020, according to various industry trackers, and estimated annual revenues of around $ 3 billion.

Forbes magazine estimated Wang’s net worth last year at $ 4.8 billion, while Hurun, the corporate wealth ranking company, said the company was worth $ 15 billion in 2020.

DJI’s success seemed destined to anger the United States, which is increasingly concerned about potential security threats posed by Chinese tech companies.

Millions of American hobbyists use DJI drones, as do various US government agencies for tasks ranging from monitoring electrical installations to counting wildlife and military use.

This has raised the specter of a Chinese company capturing oceans of potentially sensitive US images and data.

These concerns intensified after Beijing passed a law in 2017 that requires Chinese companies to report information they compile to state security organs, including data collected abroad.

A number of independent tech research companies have analyzed DJI’s software in recent years, several of which claim to have found suspected security vulnerabilities.

DJI has repeatedly denied any malicious intent and responded with various updates and fixes.

Pressure on DJI increased after the 2016 election of former US President Donald Trump, which intensified business and technology competition with China, and as international concern mounted over the alleged Uighur crackdown by Beijing.

The Pentagon banned the military use of DJI drones in 2017, with other agencies taking similar action, and the Department of Homeland Security formally warned of a security risk from Chinese drones two years later.

In December 2020, the Trump administration restricted US technology exports to dozens of Chinese companies, including DJI, because of their alleged ties to the Chinese military and security apparatus.

DJI was among the companies that the United States accused of allowing “large-scale human rights violations in China” through the collection of data and the export of technology to “regimes. repressive ”.

DJI responded at the time by saying that it had “done nothing to justify” such accusations.

Thursday’s U.S. announcement criminalizes investments and contacts with DJI and other sanctioned companies, and the case of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei shows that such measures are having a real impact.

Alleging close ties between Huawei and the Chinese government, Washington has identified the world’s largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment as a potential Chinese espionage threat.

Under Trump, Huawei did not have the right to acquire crucial American technology like microchips and was no longer allowed to use Google’s Android operating system in its smartphones.

U.S. allies have also been forced to ban or tear Huawei equipment from their telecommunications systems.

As a result, Huawei’s smartphone sales and overall revenue fell, forcing it to quickly turn to new lines of business, including software, business computing, and smart vehicle technology.

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Civil Aviation Authority launches special festive award for #SHOTONMYDRONE – sUAS News https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/civil-aviation-authority-launches-special-festive-award-for-shotonmydrone-suas-news/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 16:43:49 +0000 https://stevenwesleyphotography.com/civil-aviation-authority-launches-special-festive-award-for-shotonmydrone-suas-news/ Glad to share this, due to the popularity of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Photo Competition #SHOTONMYDRONE, the British aviation regulator has launched a new festive price to celebrate Christmas. From now on, 15e December, drone users across the UK – from seasoned flyers to those unboxing a drone for the first time on Christmas […]]]>

Glad to share this, due to the popularity of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Photo Competition #SHOTONMYDRONE, the British aviation regulator has launched a new festive price to celebrate Christmas.

From now on, 15e December, drone users across the UK – from seasoned flyers to those unboxing a drone for the first time on Christmas Day – can take the time to get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas time and get outside to present the best party spot in the whole UK.

The competition, which has received over 800 submissions to date, both highlights the eye-catching images drones can produce and educates people on how to use them safely and responsibly while exploring the beautiful towns, cities and countryside of the UK. Whether it’s capturing snow-covered hills or the glow of Christmas lights in the towns below, every entry must comply with the CAA Drone and Model Airplane Code.

The photographer who enters the the most Christmas hit between 15e December 5 and January 5e will have their image on display at the prestigious London headquarters of the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society, along with other category winners.

Let us know if this would be interesting to present?

More information can be found in the attached press release, and a selection of images here.

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