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How to create an account – Aerial Photography Article

Creating a new account with MountainSky Aerial Photography, LLC is very easy! This short BlogTutorial we will show you how. Creating an account is free and takes about 5 minutes! There are two places where you can click to “Login”, at our home page under the Real Estate tab, or by clicking the Real Estate tab and scroll down to find the “Client Login”. Click the tab. Once you click on the tab the following screen will show up:  Next, fill…

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5 Tips for Flying Your Drone During Winter — Maryland Drone Video & Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

A few local drone operators have contacted me about flying drones in sub-freezing temperatures recently on social, email, etc. So, I decided to write a blog post about flying in the cold. Here in Maryland, we’ve seen two weeks of daily highs temps in the teens. Winds have been moderate, but there have been gusty days, too. Here are my top five suggestions when flying when it’s cold AF outside. 1. Cold hands?Personally, my most common issues are my hands becoming…

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ONE WEEK IN PARIS – DAY 5 – Photobook Photography Article

 CATHEDRAL DE NOTRE-DAME Better to go there early (they open at 8am), when it’s quieter and less crowded. There are hardly any lines at this time. Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval catholic cathedral. It is one of the best examples of the French Gothic architecture and one of the largest and most well-known in the world. SHAKESPEARE & CO I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like…

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Introducing JobSite-360 – Aerial Photography Article

JobSite-360 is designed specifically for construction companies. JobSite-360 can be customized for any type of construction job. From simple construction progress, to full mapping, volumetrics, 3D point clouds, and much more. Using professional photogrammetry, we can generate various maps and images that are critical in todays construction job sites. From point clouds, digital surface and terrain models, to orthomosaics, textured models and more. Combined with inspection and 4K UHD video of any job site, we can combine multiple reports that stakeholders want.…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Chess Chump – Photobook Photography Article

“In a few days I am going to lose two World Champion titles – one by one. Just because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia. Not to play by someone’s rules, not to wear abaya, not to be accompanied getting outside, and altogether not to feel myself a secondary creature. Exactly one year ago I won these two titles and was about the happiest person in the chess world but this time I feel really bad. I am ready…

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My home | Nanette Faye Photography – iPhone Photography Article

My Home…. For the past 6 or 7 years, I have chosen to not live in one home, stay in one place. After my divorce, I couldn’t come up with one place I wanted to “be.” I wanted to be everywhere, or at least have the opportunity to be everywhere. For many years, my car was a comforting place that felt most like home.  I have lived in many homes owned by other people, and mostly with their belongings. My…

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The End of a Tax Free Life in KSA – Photobook Photography Article

World capitals welcomed their citizens to the New Year with ostentatious firework displays and a promise of better times ahead. Not so in Saudi Arabia. New Year itself isn’t celebrated because it’s not their New Year. While the authorities follow the Gregorian calendar for salary calculation, culturally the Islamic Hijri calendar is all important. It’s 1439 in Saudi Arabia and their New Year will come in September. Interestingly, instead of celebrating New Year, the Saudi government decided January 1st was…

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Is It Safe To Fly Your Drone In Cold Snowy Weather? | Photography – Aerial Photography Article

The answer is yes. You can fly a drone in these cold types of weathers. There is always a “but” though… many factors you will need to know about flying in cold temperatures. Flying a drone in the cold can tire you device very quickly. Take your cell phone and put it outside in freezing temperatures on full battery. A phone that would usually last a least a half a day on stand-bye mode would die outside in the cold in about…

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Is flying a drone over private property Illegal? – Aerial Photography Article

 The short answer: NO.The National Airspace System (NAS) is the airspace, navigation facilities and airports of the United States along with their associated information, services, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, personnel and equipment.[1] It includes components shared jointly with the military. It is one of the most complex aviation systems in the world and services air travel in the United States and over large portions of the world’s oceans.  A flight through the NAS typically begins and ends at an airport which may be controlled…

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Photogrammetry vs. LiDAR – Aerial Photography Article

Like most industries, change is always constant. In the commercial drone industry, construction companies have embraced this new technology in many ways. As with most new technologies, there are always pros and cons to their use and application. So which is better? Photogrammetry (Using Drones), or traditional LiDAR? That depends on who you ask. It is our belief that both have their place in the construction process. There are of course, a number of issues, like cost, accuracy, reliability, and much…

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FAA Part 107 Licensed? – Aerial Photography Article

Do I have to be licensed to fly a drone for commercial purposes? Answer: YES. When I started looking to start this business some two years ago, the regulations were different. There was no license available for commercial flying other than 333 Waivers and such. No real structure from the FAA. Until fall of 2016. Part 107 license changed everything.  I have discovered that there are many (Individuals & Businesses) that are flying without waivers or Part 107 commercial drone license!…

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FAA Now requires Registration for all drones – Aerial Photography Article

The FAA now requires that all Drones are registered with the FAA. This is the way it was at the begging of 2017, then the FAA changed and just commercial Drones were required to register their drones. Now, under President Trump, the FAA is now requiring that ALL drones be registered. So, if you got your drone for Christmas this year, you need to register it before you fly.   Who has to register? All drones whether used for commercial purposes or…

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Single Post | Real estate Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

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Episode 236: Best Of 2017 – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › Article › Episode 236: Best Of 2017 Pablo Tirado-Vales In this episode, Dave, Greg, Matt and Joseph talk about the best of 2017. Apple Article A Message To Our CustomersFlickr Article Top Devices Of 2017 On FlickriPhonephotographyschool 10 Best Photo Apps For iPhone Photography (2017 Edition)iMore Article Best Of 2017 Extra: Kerf Case, Rode Microphone Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan Post Pic of the Week Winner: Pablo Tirado-Vales App…

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2017 Showreel – Aerial Photography Article

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San Diego Helicopter Rides – Blog: Waverider Helicopter Tours – Aerial Photography Article

Sometimes you get more than what you paid for. In this case, two lucky passengers and Waverider Helicopter Tour’s pilot and owner got a once in a lifetime view of the recent SpaceX rocket launch from 600 feet up in a helicopter! On the first Christmas Lights Tour of the night, just above the horizon rose an orange glow, and it wasn’t Santa Clause streaking across the sky. The SpaceX Rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, just north…

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Phantom 4 Obsidian Model Arrived! Hampshire Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

In mid December I received the long awaited Phantom 4 Professional Edition Obsidian, Plus Edition.I moved over to the Plus edition a few months ago as previously I used the model which needed to have my iPad pro connected to the drone as well. Personally I find the Plus module with the Screen much easier to see is direct sunlight due to its 1000cd/m2 brightness is awesome and just not needing to carry another device on jobs is really useful.Since…

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How much does drone photography cost? | Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Depending on the location and the type of shot, it’s hard to judge what the average cost will be. So instead we have done market research and found these prices below the averages. Pricing can be much different from company to company. So we are sharing the average cost per job from the Federal Aviation Administration website. For residential and commercial real estate, hotels, resorts, weddings and more. Average Market Cost: $200 per hour, $600-$1,000 per project (not including editing), $1,000 – $3,500 for full package with editing, etc.​  For…

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UK Drone laws and the changes coming in Spring 2018 – Aerial Photography Article

Changes are Coming In Spring 2018 following an extensive government consuiltaion the UK with introduce new drone laws which will mean that users will need to take an online safety test and register their drone.A few years ago I thought this was not needed as surely people who own drones know the risks and will operate sensibly. Sadly I was wrong and I really welcome these new laws. Maybe driven by the click bait culture of facebook there are videos…

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How To Fly a Drone Indoors | Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Flying a drone can be easy to some and difficult to others. While flying indoors always keep caution. Big problems could be high air flow, not enough lighting and of course the infamous losing connection with your drone in results damaging your device. First off, always make sure the area your flying in is clear of any debris that can fly into your devices. Anything that can cause something to fly into your drone remove at the time of flight. If filming indoors: Key rule…

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FAA grants waiver to GreenSight Agrodynamics to operate BVLOS | Aerial Photography Firm | Studio City, Los Angeles, CA – Aerial Photography Article

Photo: Allan Nygren This year has seen many exciting developments in the drone and UAV field, particularly in commercial applications. This shows no sign of slowing down and 2018 promises to be an even more exciting year. Apart from the many exciting new products, software and applications, there has also been much progress with the relaxing of many of the rules and restrictions governing drone usage. This is good news for companies in the industry as well as the many clients that…

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Episode 235: iPhone X And Apple Slowing Down Old Devices – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › iPhoneography › Episode 235: iPhone X And Apple Slowing Down Old Devices Kim Trefcer In this episode, Dave, Greg, Matt and Joseph talk about Matt’s new iPhone X, and Apple’s new controversy over slowing down old devices. 9to5mac Article Apple faces first class action lawsuit after confirming it slows down older iPhones with battery wear iMore Article Why Apple slows down old iPhones to save your battery Producers:…

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Louisiana Helicam, LLC Aerial Photography and Video Company | Louisiana Helicam – Aerial Photography Article

This video is an example of the drone services we provide commercial and industrial customers on a recurring basis.   Louisiana Helicam specializes in drone and aircraft photography, video, mapping, and panoramic services for the entire United States.  However, much of our recurring project work involves the utilization of drones in the following areas:  Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Alexandria, Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston, Houma, Thibodaux, Dallas, San Antonio, Waco, Tyler, Northeast Texas, Midland,…

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How Drones Significantly Improve Hurricane Research — Maryland Drone Video & Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Securing FAA approval and acquiring aircrafts are just some of the things the NLR needs to do in order to harness the drone’s potential for high-risk advancements. More tests will lead to a better understanding of the benefits of this technology and prepare it for manufacturing.AdvantagesThe CICADA drone was designed to be virtually silent without the use of an engine. This makes it lightweight so it can freely float in the air and able to record readings clearly without interfering…

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Canon 7D Mk III, Sony a7 III & a7S III, Fuji X-H1, Pentax K-1 II, Panasonic GH5s – Photography Article

Watch this podcast on YouTube: http://sdp.io/2018prediction My camera predictions for 2018: Canon 5DS-R Mk II, Canon 7D Mk III, Canon 90D, Canon M3, Nikon D650, Nikon D850A, Nikon M700, Sony a5200, Sony a7 III, Sony a7S III, Fujifilm X-H1, Pentax K-1 II, Panasonic GH5-S, Olympus E-M5 Mk III. Get the Art & Science video training 50% off at http://sdp.io/ArtScience For more, SUBSCRIBE and like http://fb.com/NorthrupPhotography#1 book with 14+ HOURS of video at Amazon: http://help.tc/sWorldwide use 10% off coupon ‘YouTube’: http://sdp.io/sdpbook…

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The New Jeddah Waterfront Project – Photobook Photography Article

The city of Jeddah runs north and south for many miles along the Red Sea coastline.  A large phase of the Jeddah Waterfront project was recently completed and officially opened to the public on November 30th.  This phase of the project cost a whopping 800 million Saudi riyals and runs along the coastline for 4.2 kilometers. I stayed away until a couple of days ago hoping the crowds had died down.  There is also no way I would attempt to…

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Revolutionizing the Construction Industry | Skyview Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

Revolutionizing the Construction Industry December 20th, 2017 How Drones Are Changing the Construction Industry Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, are changing the construction industry drastically.  More and more companies are employing drones to perform crucial roles in several key areas, saving time and money and making the process more efficient and safer to boot.  Here are the top four ways that drones are impacting the construction industry. 1.  Land Use Before a construction job can break…

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Landscape Photography Podcast Feature – Michael Shainblum Photography – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Landscape Photography Podcast Feature! Photog Adventures crew and I have a conversation on landscape photography, milky way photography, timelapse photography and aerial photography. I also talk a little bit about the process behind shooting some of my favorite seascape photos and give some tricks/tips. San Francisco Baker Beach seascape coastal photo. Rodeo Beach during sunset in San Francisco. Here are the two seascape photos that we discuss in the landscape photography podcast. The first image is called Phoenix and the…

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How to Fix DJI Mavic Horizon in 5 Quick Steps | Baltimore Aerials — Maryland Drone Video & Aerial Photography – Aerial Photography Article

I have seen a few operators get torn up on social media for not having a level horizon recently. In my experience, the DJI MAVIC is particularly susceptible to not having an uneven horizon after powering on. Using a non-level surface while powering up the Mavic is the problem, usually. Below is a step by step guide to fixing the horizon on your DJI product. Click here to watch a 40-second video.Press the three horizontal dots in the top-right corner…

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Episode 234: Christmas Ideas For The iPhoneographer – Tiny Shutter – iPhone Photography Article

You are here: Home › iPhoneography › Episode 234: Christmas Ideas For The iPhoneographer Barbara Aaron Frish In this episode, Dave, Greg, and Joseph talk about gift ideas for the iPhone/Smartphone photographer. Gift Ideas: Jobi Gorillapod, Jobi GripTight, Wireless Shutter Trigger, Apple Watch, Moment Lens, Apple Calendars, Portable Power Banks, iTunes Gift Card, iMac Pro Producers: Matt DeVore, Greg McMillan Post Pic of the Week Winner: Barbara Aaron Frish App Mentions: Afinity (iPad), Helide,…

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