Photography & Videography

Drone Insurance Comes to Professional Photographers of America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 08, 2016

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has partnered with its insurance provider, Lockton Affinity, to offer a new drone insurance package for its members. The new package comes in two forms: liability and equipment coverage. The drone photography liability insurance is [Read More]

DJI, SkyPixel Kick off This Year’s Aerial Photography Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

SkyPixel and DJI have launched their annual aerial photography contest, running Oct. 26-Dec. 30. Entrants will choose between the categories of “beauty,” encompassing natural landscape and urban architecture, and “360-degree aerial panorama,” showcasing 360-degree views from above, aided by virtual [Read More]

DJI Launches Zenmuse Z30 Drone Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

DJI has introduced the Zenmuse Z30, what the company calls its most powerful integrated aerial zoom camera. The Zenmuse Z30, which integrates with DJI’s Matrice airframes, will work right out of the box, says DJI. The camera offers up to [Read More]

Wisconsin News Station Gets Own Drone Dubbed ‘SKYFOX’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

WLUK-TV FOX 11, a news station out of Green Bay, Wis., has added its own “SKYFOX” unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for gathering aerial news coverage. According to FOX 11’s own report, which features a DJI Inspire model, the station has [Read More]

Measure Links Drone as a Service with Live-Streaming News Footage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

Measure says it has become the first drone service provider to join the freelancer network of LiveU-equipped video professionals and broadcasters. LiveU equipment is currently used globally by major broadcasting stations for live video transmission via cellular networks. Measure’s nationwide [Read More]

Minnesota College Chooses UAS for Fall Campus Photos

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2016

The University of St. Thomas, a liberal arts school in St. Paul and Minneapolis, says it is deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) around its campuses to capture footage of the school during the fall. According to an announcement from the [Read More]

Broadcasting Company with Big Drone Plans Heads to Capitol Hill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

At Wednesday’s Capitol Hill science and technology fair, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. joined stakeholders in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry to educate members of Congress and their staff on the use of UAVs. According to Sinclair, a diversified television broadcasting [Read More]

PowerVision Announces Availability of PowerEye Cinematography Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

PowerVision Technology Group has announced that its PowerEye cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features a dual-viewing capability that allows multiple users to see video simultaneously from a first-person view (FPV) and subject-matter view. The dual view [Read More]

FAA-Approved Drone Deployed at College Football Game

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2016

New Mexico State University (NMSU) deployed an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to record video of the kickoff and pregame of NMSU’s football victory over the University New Mexico on Sept. 10. According to a press release from NMSU, the game [Read More]

DJI Produces Coffee-Table Book on Aerial Drone Photography

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

On Friday, DJI kicked off its 10th anniversary by launching a book featuring aerial photographs from across the globe. According to DJI, “Above the World,” a coffee-table book with glossy, high-resolution photos taken from the sky, is a centerpiece of [Read More]

10 Tips for Real Estate Agents Considering Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

Rosemont, Ill.-based VHT Studios, a photography and image management services provider, is offering a top 10 list of tips for real estate agents and brokers who are thinking about implementing their own drone to market residential and commercial listings. The [Read More]

Journalism Milestone: CNN Gets the OK for Drones Over People

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 30, 2016

In a first for the U.S., the TV network will use drones to gather news in situations where it would be unsafe or costly to fly a helicopter.

A Sit-Down With Drone Photographer Eric Cheng: Five Industry Insights

Written by Rebecca Wilson on August 25, 2016

In an interview with Skyward, Cheng, DJI’s former director of aerial imaging, answers five questions pertaining to the commercial drone industry, including advice for novice pilots.

CNN’s New Aerial Reporting Unit Establishes Full-Time Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2016

No stranger to using drones for newsgathering, CNN has launched a new business unit dubbed “CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting,” or “CNN AIR.”

Ford Deploys Drones Over New Super Duty Pickup Trucks

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Ford Motor Co. has deployed drones to capture a bird’s-eye view of its brand-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck. The photo and video footage was captured with drones developed by DJI and piloted by Colorado-based Multicopter Warehouse. The Super [Read More]

3DR Launches ‘Getting Serious About Aerial Photography’ E-Book

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2016

Berkeley, Calif.-based drone company 3DR has introduced its latest e-book, entitled “Getting Serious About Aerial Photography.” According to 3DR, the resource, available for free download, covers “interviews with top drone photographers around the globe; guides for panoramas, aerial lighting and [Read More]

DJI, SkyPixel Launch Aerial Photography Contest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2016

SkyPixel, an online community dedicated to aerial photography, has launched a global contest, called “Elevate Yourself,” in conjunction with DJI. According to DJI and SkyPixel, the competition is designed to “celebrate the athletic spirit and capture an aspirational moment in [Read More]

Major U.S. Broadcaster Expands Work for Newsgathering Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2016

U.S. telecommunications company Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. recently joined government and industry stakeholders at the White House to examine the commercial applications for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and announce several new commitments. Sinclair says it was the only broadcaster to [Read More]

Richard Branson Talks Drones: Mapping, Photography and Tennis?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has once again touted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and given an update on what he’s been doing with the technology. Nearly two years ago, Branson noted in a blog that he [Read More]

Photo-Rich Drone User Guide Promises ‘Jargon-Free Language’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 15, 2016

A newly published book, “The Complete Guide to Drones: Whatever Your Budget,” offers a 144-page guide with more than 300 photos and illustrations for those who are looking to buy, build or deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The book, published [Read More]