A quality neutral density gradient filter is one of great tools used by top aerial photographers to capture the perfect photo and film.  Here, we’ll explain what a neutral density gradient filter does and how it will add that extra bit of quality to your aerial landscape photography. Along with this information on graduated neutral…

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There are so many benefits of drones across many sectors.  Every week, we read about the many new benefits of using UAVs for inspections. We also see drones being used in many sectors such as science, agriculture, construction, marketing, archaeology, conservation and the environment. They are saving lives, time and money. A couple of years…

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Here are 3 Venice destinations magnificently filmed by drones.  We have fantastic drone videos of the most famous Venice which is the beautiful city in Italy. We have the best drone video of Venice in California and also an aerial video of the Nordic Venice which is the magnificent city of Stockholm. Drones certainly give us…

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Knowing how to update your 3DR Solo firmware to the latest version is very important.  The Solo firmware upgrades will fix bugs in the software along with adding new flight features giving you a far better flying and filming experience. Upgrading the firmware software on the Solo remote controller and quadcopter is pretty easy.  The…

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The natural beauty of Iceland, Alaska, Greenland and Svalbard are captured magnificently in these drone aerial videos.  Perhaps it’s the pristine, clear air which makes it easier to film in these regions or maybe it is hard to film badly in such beautiful surroundings. For sure, drones are bringing beautiful images of far out regions…

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These top drone aerial filming tips, flying techniques and maneuvers are easy to follow and with some practice your aerial filming will improve dramatically. Great aerial filming is more than knowing camera settings such as white balance, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings. To get great aerial video, you need to plan your trip, check…

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In this Phantom 3 review we look at its innovative technology and features which make this drone the most popular on the market. In the past couple of weeks the DJI Phantom 3 has become even better value with lower prices.  Further down this post, I have links to where you can get the best…

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Walkera Technology is one of the top companies for professional aerial and racing drones not just in China, but globally.  Walkera have been very successful in the rc model toys since 1994 with over 50 helicopters and airplanes in their product range. They have successfully transitioned to become a world class manufacturer of highly innovative…

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A remote control lost signal while flying your Phantom 3 can be quite scary.  If you are not an experienced pilot, it could lead to a crash, wreaking your quadcopter and perhaps causing some 3rd party damage. If you are having Phantom 3 RC signal loss at the moment, then this post along with videos…

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These aerial videos of the Scottish Highlands really show off the wild beauty of our amazing planet. Scotland is pretty unique with its mountain ranges, rugged landscapes, fresh lakes, flowers and fauna.  It is one great place for quietness, peace, fresh air and some great outdoor activity. High quality drones with stabilization gimbals and quality…

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Imagine your drone being hacked into and stolen while in mid flight. Your drone just starts to fly away from you. After you run to see where it has gone, your cannot find it. It has just disappeared. Or just as bad, you lose control of your drone and it crashes.  You blame your piloting…

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These magnificent aerial shots from SkyPixel prove how much drone aerial photography took a giant leap forward in 2015. The quality of drones coming to the market has been phenomenal with new innovation in flight systems, sensor technology, gimbal stabilization and cameras. 2016 will also be a terrific year for drone innovation. 2015 was the first year…

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Here are 6 beautiful gardens filmed by drones. These beautiful garden videos are from Washington, Rome, Netherlands, Singapore, Israel and Ireland.  There are perhaps thousands of great gardens on this planet with Earth itself being the greatest.  Below is just a selection of best drone videos of gardens filmed at the moment.  Over the coming years we…

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Investment in the drone sector is growing significantly each year.   We are seeing investment funds, big technology firms and wealthy individuals investing in the drone sector.  This big money is moving into the most innovative companies in the drone sector. Below, I detail Yuneec, 3DR, Ehang and DJI with their total investment to date. DJI…

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Keeping your DJI Phantom 3 firmware updated is extremely important. Firmware updates contain fixes for bugs, add new features and make improvements.  With the Phantom 3, you update both the quadcopter and remote controller with the same firmware file. Since the release of the new Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models in April, there are…

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The Phantom 3 IMU calibration procedure is simple and takes between 5 and 10 minutes. The IMU calibration will fix many of the Phantom 3 issues including erratic flying, no signal and compass errors. The IMU calibration will fix excessive warm up times, off horizon viewing issues and the usual yellow and red flashing lights…

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The Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 now have DJI waypoint navigation by a firmware and Go App update and not through the Ground Station app. Both drones are pretty impressive. However, when these drones were first released they didn’t come with waypoint navigation which was certainly a big disappointment. Not having waypoints took most people…

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The 3DR X8 quadcopter range is without doubt top notch. In this X8 quadcopter review, we look at this powerful, reliable and easy to fly drone along with its options and uses.  We review both the X8+ for aerial photography, the X8-M for mapping and the Mission Planner software. What the X8 quadcopter gives you…

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Buying the best value drone for your money isn’t easy.  If it is your first quadcopter, then you will want a drone which is easy to fly, a drone which takes great aerial video and also has FPV (First Person View).  With so many drones coming to the market, the choices can be too much….

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Increasing the FPV range on the Phantom 2 Vision+ really adds to the enjoyment of flying.   You can fly higher and further giving you opportunities to photograph and film unique aerial footage.  This post with videos give you 2 terrific solutions to extending the FPV range on your Phantom 2 Vision+.

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The Phantom 2 Ground Station app allows for the setting up of autonomous waypoints.  What this means is that your Phantom 2 quadcopter  will fly autonomously from takeoff, then through its programmed points to its destination and also land safely. It is exciting technology and shows us the potential of drones in everyday life. The Ground…

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With a few small Parrot AR drone mods, you can double the flight time and make your AR drone stronger. The Parrot AR 2.0 drone range can also be extended and it’s a great feeling to fly higher and further. These Parrot drone mods and upgrades will also prolong the life of the motors, gears…

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When your Phantom loses GPS signal and enters failsafe mode, their are always some anxious moments as you are unsure whether your quadcopter will return to its home point. If the Phantom is out of sight, the anxiety is even greater until you see your Phantom coming back to you.  It’s not a good feeling…

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These 3 drone videos over New York City are just WOW. They really prove how beautiful New York city is. These professional drone videos take you all over New York City showing off some the top Big Apple landmarks along with magnificent aerial views. The 1st aerial NYC view takes you right into the heart…

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Problems with the GPS signal or loss of GPS on your Phantom 2 Vision is a worry and can lead to fly away issues or in the worse case, your drone crashing. This article and drone diy video below will show you how to improve the GPS signal on your Phantom 2 Vision+. You can look…

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