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Shooting Panoramic Images from a Drone
FAA Releases Drone Rule
DJI’s Phantom 4: A Photographer’s Take
10 Tips for New Drone Flyers
Registering a Drone is Easy
What Does the FAA’s New Drone Policy Mean to You?
Like It Or Not, All Drones Must Be Registered
I’m a Drone Hobbyist … Really!
New FAA Rules for Commercial Drones
Fly Safe with Your Quadcopter
Storytelling with a Drone
More Thoughts and a Really Cool Video on Quadcopters

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10 Tips for New Drone Flyers

Drones are really a lot of fun once you safely learn to fly them. Here are a few important tips to help you get up and flying. I didn’t list them in any particular order, so be sure to read through all of them before you get started.

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Registering a Drone is Easy

Registration of drones-unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs is now the law of the land starting today, Monday December 21, 2015. The process couldn’t be simpler. Go to https://registermyuas.faa.gov. If you are flying a micro-drone (they usually cost less than $100.00)

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Like It Or Not, All Drones Must Be Registered

Today, the FAA formally announced plans for the registration of small unmanned aircraft (UAS), better known as “drones”. Reaction to the FAA plan has been mixed. Many understand the need; some see it as unnecessary governmental intrusion, especially hobbyist pilots.

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I’m a Drone Hobbyist … Really!

Drones are a hot-topic right now, since the FAA released proposed regulations on commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). For most people, these rules won’t apply. We’re hobbyists, using these drones for personal use.

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New FAA Rules for Commercial Drones

I’m a drone owner. I have been studying, practicing with it and learning the ins and outs of aerial photography from an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.) It has been expensive with no real idea of when it might become commercially

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Fly Safe with Your Quadcopter

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be “fly safely.” This post is about flying drones safely and what to do when things go awry. It is a story that happened yesterday for me and might possibly happen tomorrow for you.

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Storytelling with a Drone

I bought my first drone last December. I learned to fly it reasonably well. I bought my second one in March. It had a camera and a first person view (FPV) monitor so I could compose my shot remotely. Over

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Does 14mm work great for street photography?

It’s always fun to see how photographers experiment with different focal lengths for street photography. There’s always one or two best suited for the job. However, some photographers also prefer to go against the grain and experiment with lenses not

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How to use the Astrotracer on the Pentax K-1 cameras

The Pentax K-1 has a built-in Astrotracer. This enables you to stars utilizing GPS data to shift its sensor during longer exposures, allowing you to shoot longer exposures without star trailing while reducing noise and increasing details. The Astrotracer does much

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My favorite apertures for capturing portraits

I recently wrote a post on what my favorite lenses for shooting portraits are, so I thought I might expand on that a little and discuss my favorite apertures. Obviously, everyone is different and has different tastes and requirements. Even

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