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February 20, 2019

DJI Phantom 4 RTK Costs More Than 4x The Original Phantom 4. Is It Worth It?

The DJI Phantom 4 RTK might look nearly identical to the original DJI Phantom 4, but the two drones are quite different. Beyond the obvious difference — the price tag — the two drones are quite different. One, the Phantom 4 is primarily used for photographers or low-intensity enterprise projects. […]
January 30, 2019
DroneGun Tactical

Rogue Drones: Counter-UAS Systems Take Down Outlaw Aircraft

The expansion of drones into our everyday lives is occurring at an unprecedented rate, and although the vast majority of people using drones find them as enjoyable forms of entertainment or specialized tools for industrial applications, there are unfortunately some who fly them in an improper manner. With a relatively […]
January 23, 2019
DJI Inspire

Pro Tips For Aerial Photos

Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and for many that purpose is to document their flight through photography or videos. Let’s talk about what you will want to look for in a drone to document your adventures […]
January 19, 2019

PowerVision Doubles Down On Underwater Drones, Focuses On Fishing

Sure, the autonomous flying egg was a little kitschy. But Chinese drone manufacturer PowerVision, which first caught the general public’s eye with its flying egg called the PowerEgg, is now doubling down on underwater drones. PowerVision used CES 2019, a massive tech tradeshow in Las Vegas, to debut the PowerDolphin. […]
January 15, 2019

Finally, DJI’s New Smart Controller Means You Don’t Need A Phone Or Tablet Anymore

It took a few years, but FINALLY(!), you no longer need a smartphone or tablet to control your DJI drone. Dronemaker DJI launched its new Smart Controller at CES 2019, a massive tech trade show in Las Vegas. The Smart Controller finally allows pilots to fly (some of) DJI’s drones […]
January 13, 2019
Drone Wedding Photo

5 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate A Drone Into Your Wedding Photos

The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the third in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Read part one here and part two here. A wedding is undeniably one of the most beautiful moments […]
January 6, 2019

The 3 Best Professional Wedding Photography Drones In 2019

The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the second in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Read part one here, and look for part three this time next week. Wedding moments are not repeatable, […]
January 2, 2019
GDU

CES 2019 Drone Preview: All The Drones You Can Expect To See In Vegas This Year

The International CES 2019 show kicks off this year on Jan. 8 in Las Vegas Nevada. The technology trade show, which runs through Jan. 11, features a slew of the latest and greatest tech across all industries. Expect to see 5G, voice-powered devices, mood detectors, foldable screens and plenty of […]
December 30, 2018

7 Tips For Using Drones For Wedding Photography

The following is a guest post by Chams Edhia Riahi, a drone enthusiast and founder of The Drone Logic. This is the first in a three-part series about drones and wedding photography. Look for part two this time next week. As drone photography and videography continues to gain popularity, some […]
December 24, 2018

DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Combines Side-by-Side Visual and Thermal Cameras

On the heels of the launch of the DJI Mavic 2, the Chinese dronemaker this week announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, an industrial-grade version of its Mavic 2 and Mavic 2 Enterprise drones, which launched earlier this year. The main differentiator with the new Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual is […]
December 19, 2018
Marks Drone

Drone Airspace ABCs

Situational awareness is key to safe and successful flights On June 30, 1956, the first major midair collision in our nation’s history occurred over Grand Canyon National Park. On a clear day, a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided in uncontrolled airspace, causing 128 fatalities. The deadliest […]
December 18, 2018
Whitehaven Beach 2

10 Pro Tips for Professional Video

I love everything about editing video: the software, the equipment, and how you can spend 40 hours working to get a 3-minute piece just right. When it comes down to it, I realize what I love most is the look on other people’s faces when they watch my work. Whether […]
December 15, 2018
Atop the Climatron, Nathan Wambold

The Best Drone Photos Of 2018, According To B&H Photo

Here for your end-of-the-week drone photo inspiration, the B&H 2018 drone photo contest winners have been announced. Yours truly, me, The Drone Girl had the pleasure of being one of B&H Photo’s judges. The other judges were Armando Ferreira, Dom Esposito, Enobong Etteh, Jason Vong, Jonathan Casey and Tomas Villegas. […]
December 12, 2018

Going Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS)

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is the most talked about concept in the commercial-drone world today—and for good reason. Many of the most lucrative opportunities for introducing drones into real-world commercial use are based on inspecting and gathering data over large swaths of land, such as railroads, utility lines, […]
December 12, 2018
MFD 5000

A Day In the Life of a Commercial Drone Operator

Within the past few years, drones have become just another tool in the toolbox for movie creators, both big and small. The next time you finish watching your favorite feature film or TV show, pay attention to the credits at the end. More than likely, you will see the names […]