Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video with Jeff Foster

This Monday on Treasure Island CreativeLive (founded by well known photographer Chase Jarvis) is broadcasting a live-streaming workshop with Drones to teach the world about safe and effective flying techniques for Drone photography and video.


Here is some info, make sure you check out the official website for full details

Capture stunning aerial shots

Aerial photography and videography captures some of the most stunning images out there, but the tools, techniques, and gadgets used to capture the action are often confusing and difficult to master. Join Jeff Foster and special guests for an exciting and highly informative class and get a running start at unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photography.

In this course, you’ll learn how to capture stunning aerial shots with an impressive range of aerial gear – including; 3D Robotics multicopters, DJI multirotors, GoPros, DSLRs and more. You’ll get an introduction to the best tools for beginners and see demonstrations of the sophisticated gear used by the most in-demand professional photographers and filmmakers. You’ll learn essential skills for controlling a UAV flight; basic flight controls, necessary equipment for successful shooting, planning and lining up the perfect shots, flight prep and safety, waypoint navigation and more. You’ll gain an understanding of the production and post-production techniques unique and essential to aerial photography – including how to stabilize video, create stunning panoramic photos, and remove lens distortion in your photos and videos.

If you’re ready to explore this wonderful world from a new elevated visual perspective, then this is the course for you!

Guests include:
Colin Guinn – 3drobotics.com
Mark Johnson and Romeo Dursher – www.visual-aerials.com
Stephen Wheatcraft – www.aerovisionpro.com
Peter Sachs – dronelawjournal.com
Russell Brown – russellbrown.com

Drone Life launches the Drone Configurator

Drone life has now launched the drone configurator, that allows to locate the ideal drone on the market based on a number of requirements. Here are a few words about this new tool, from Drone Life:

“Commercial drones are gaining in popularity every day. As more people understand the infinite possibilities this new technology presents, the demand for accessible drone hardware, software and services will increase exponentially.
In order to help consumers find the right drone, Dronelife has created the first drone product configurator!

Whatever your needs, whatever your budget, we want to connect you with the aerial system that fits your particular personal or professional needs.

The new tool is accessible by clicking on the Products tab on Dronelife.com or by going to droneconfigurator.com.

If you know the drone you are looking for, you can easily find it by sorting our database by manufacturer.”

Here’s what the tool looks like right now, click on the image to go to the web site:

Drone configurator interface, by Drone Life
Drone configurator interface, by Drone Life

Interesting thermal video with the Optris PI450 Camera for Drones and UAV’s

The Optiris PI450 camera, with it’s 320 gr of weight including lens, is perfectly suitable for video thermography with drones.

A screenshot of the video below, taken with an  Optris PI450 from a drone
A screenshot of the video below, taken with an Optris PI450 from a drone

Here are some technical specifications, and a very interesting video taken from a drone, that shows how an house can look like in thermal imaging. Continue reading Interesting thermal video with the Optris PI450 Camera for Drones and UAV’s