Drone Videography

Flying Your Aerial Drone Over Water – Aerial Photography Article

Flying Your Aerial Drone Over Water Flying Over Water Flying your drone at low altitude over water can be hazardous to its health. However, there are times when professional aerial drone photographers and videographers will have to do precisely that. The drones I fly are manufactured by DJI, which discourages flying over water. DJI Manufacturer Statements Include: The Vision System requires clear pattern variations, with light conditions greater than 100 lux. Further, they state that users should operate the aircraft…

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Aerial Drone Altimeter Accuracy Specification – Aerial Photography Article

Aerial Drone Altimeter Accuracy Specification Measuring Your Drone’s Altitude One of the specifications that you won’t find for your aerial drone is its altimeter accuracy. In fact, if you call the manufacturer’s support staff they won’t be able to provide you with that spec either. Technology behind the common altimeter is consistent across many of the latest airborne vehicles, including drones. In most cases, altimeter inaccuracies are minor, so these instruments serve their purpose well. However, aerial drones operate much…

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Flying Your Drone in Native American Reservation Airspace – Aerial Photography Article

Flying Your Drone in Native American Reservation Airspace Flying in Native American Airspace A question was raised during my recent vacation to a National Park in Montana: Do Native American Nations have sovereign authority over their airspace? I had intended to fly the Park’s edge region from Tribal lands (which legally complies with the NPS Policy Memorandum 14-05). However, I realized the rules that apply to airspace over tribal lands might be different. Airspace Sovereignty from the Native American Perspective…

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Your Rights to Retrieve a Drone If It Lands On Private Property, Part 2 – Aerial Photography Article

Your Rights to Retrieve a Drone If It Lands On Private Property, Part 2 What If An Irate Property Owner Has Your Drone? Aerial drones are usually reliable, and in the hands of an experienced operator are brought home with sufficient battery power in reserve. However, there may be circumstances when the aircraft can’t be brought home and it lands on someone else’s property. I established in Part 1 that the property owner does not have a lawful claim on…

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Your Rights to Recover a Drone If It Lands On Private Property, Part 1 – Aerial Photography Article

Your Rights to Recover a Drone If It Lands On Private Property, Part 1 Did Your Drone Come Down On Private Property? Aerial drones are usually reliable, and in the hands of an experienced operator are brought home with sufficient battery power in reserve. However, there may be circumstances when the aircraft can’t be brought home and it lands on private property. Does the private property owner have a lawful claim on your drone? In Part 1, we review your…

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Does a Private Property Owner Have the Right to Shoot Down Your Drone? – Aerial Photography Article

Shooting at a Drone is Illegal Shooting down an aerial drone is a federal crime and could result in criminal liability. Regardless of how a property owner feels about a drone’s (perceived) invasion of privacy over their private property, there are more civil solutions available. State Privacy Laws Favor Property Owners We established in our May 2017 blog that case law has favored property owners for altitudes up to 500 feet above their property. So, the wise drone pilot will…

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Does an Aerial Drone Pilot have the Right to Fly Over Private Property? – Aerial Photography Article

Does an Aerial Drone Pilot have the Right to Fly Over Private Property? Does This Sign Apply to Aerial Drones? There’s an altitude limit at which property owners own their airspace. Above that altitude, it’s owned by the federal government. But regardless of altitude, airborne aircraft are always operating under the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration. Federal case law first established property owner’s airspace in 1946 as a minimum altitude of 83 feet in a foundational ruling by the…

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This Crosswind is Driving My Drone Crazy – Aerial Photography Article

This Crosswind is Driving My Drone Crazy Heading Offset Due To Crosswind As mentioned in my 10/25/2018 blog, “Flying in High Winds – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?,” wind can affect your drone’s flight control system. In severe situations, its effects are immediately apparent on your screen, such as an image that bounces around. However, there’s another more subtle effect that can impact the quality of your videography, which you should know about. Review of Your Drone’s Flight Control System…

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Brand Exposure Through Drone Racing – Aerial Photography Article

15 Mar Brand Exposure Through Drone Racing Posted at 16:06h in Drone News, drones by velocity Drone racing is absolutely thrilling to watch. These drones can go from 0 to 80 miles per hour in less than a second, moving quickly through obstacle courses built specifically for drones. Now, brand sponsorships are thinking more creatively than ever to catch their audiences. Drone racing is starting to gain popularity in a huge way. The New York-based Drone Racing League is a…

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Jacksonville drone videography – – Aerial Photography Article

Jacksonville drone videography – Sky High Aerial Productions provides event cinematography for North West Florida AIDS Network. Sky High Aerial Productions often does drone videography in Jacksonville. This time were  contacted by the North West Florida AIDS Network a area 4 prevention partner earlier this month to provide Jacksonville drone videography and make some amazing marketing material to help promote their event for years to come and also get funding for future events. Katrina Odell was the lead on the project…

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Drone use for Tree Surgeons – Aerial Photography Article

Drone use for Tree Surgeons Why are Drones good for Tree Surgeons?It is becoming increasingly popular for tree surgeons to use drones to capture images of the specialist work that they do as there is no other photography option that allows up close and personal images captures of these guys at work!Who was the work for?I had the pleasure in working with Creative landscapes and Tree Care who are based in Waterlooville in Hampshire.What happened?I conducted an all-day shoot for…

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