Inexpensive consumer drones that offer ease of flight and high-quality photography and videography have exploded on the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. The decision to purchase one is just the first in a long stream of things a new owner must think about. Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is designed to help you make the most of the opportunities these nimble, affordable, and accessible flying machines have created for aerial photography and videography. Within this definitive guide, you’ll learn about the following: • the current state of camera drone equipment • how to become a competent drone operator • tips for getting the best aerial still images and videos • stories from aerial photographers and videographers from around the world • the current regulatory state for drone usage in the U.S. • techniques demonstrated in several videos you can download from peachpit.com, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.
Inexpensive, capable, consumer drones have hit the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. This video is for anyone who wants to learn how to capture photos or videos from the new perspectives unlocked by freedom of camera movement in the vertical dimension. After watching the video, users will know how to safely operate a drone and will be guided in the training necessary to become an accomplished operator. They will have a head start in ideas for potential first projects with a flying camera. They will also have a good idea of how to work with the captured media in post to generate something they can present to their intended audience. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch & Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside as you view the video. A pre-flight checklist and worksheets for flight training are included on the disc and at the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes. Duration: 2-3 Hours User Level: Beginning/Intermediate Closed-Captioning in English System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher 2 GHz processor or higher 4 GB RAM or higher 1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files) Please Note: • This DVD-ROM can be viewed only on your computer. It will not play in a DVD-Video player software or a DVD set-top player
Author: David P. Paine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-15
The new, completely updated edition of the aerial photography classic Extensively revised to address today's technological advances, Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition offers a thorough survey of the technology, techniques, processes, and methods used to create and interpret aerial photographs. The new edition also covers other forms of remote sensing with topics that include the most current information on orthophotography (including digital), soft copy photogrammetry, digital image capture and interpretation, GPS, GIS, small format aerial photography, statistical analysis and thematic mapping errors, and more. A basic introduction is also given to nonphotographic and space-based imaging platforms and sensors, including Landsat, lidar, thermal, and multispectral. This new Third Edition features: Additional coverage of the specialized camera equipment used in aerial photography A strong focus on aerial photography and image interpretation, allowing for a much more thorough presentation of the techniques, processes, and methods than is possible in the broader remote sensing texts currently available Straightforward, user-friendly writing style Expanded coverage of digital photography Test questions and summaries for quick review at the end of each chapter Written in a straightforward style supplemented with hundreds of photographs and illustrations, Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation, Third Edition is the most in-depth resource for undergraduate students and professionals in such fields as forestry, geography, environmental science, archaeology, resource management, surveying, civil and environmental engineering, natural resources, and agriculture.
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-08-10
Sometimes, all that is needed to change someone's mind is a change of perspective. Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, redefine how we perceive the world we live in and reveal previously unseen moments of beauty. Very rarely does a new technology level a playing field in an art form, allowing unknown talents to share headlines with established artists. Drones are one of these great equalizers. With this book, we are shining a spotlight on some of the world's best aerial photography. We examine not just the works of well-known aerial photographers, but also the many phenomenal images captured by non-professionals. The subjects of those showcased range from a volcanic eruption to the abstract patterns of fish farms as seen from above, and from never-before-seen views of Patagonia to powerful impressions of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Above the World is an ode to the beauty of the aerial image as it can be seen and captured by anyone. Let yourself be inspired.
Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.
Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-06-19
The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.
If you have finally taken the leap with your photography and gone into business–or if you are considering it–The Photographer’s MBA will prove a helpful guide in navigating the often confusing and occasionally frustrating territories of business, marketing, pricing, and contracts. Photographer Sal Cincotta, who runs a highly successful portrait, senior, and wedding photography business, deftly leads you through “the other 90%” of the job of a photographer. In this book, you will: Consider what kind of business entity is best suited for you, such as a sole proprietorship, S-Corp, or LLC Learn about the critical importance of both business plans and marketing plans, and how they will help you reach your short-term and long-term goals Understand branding’s elements and how to define your own brand so that you stand out from the crowd Assess your social media strategy to optimize your presence online, and learn about search engine optimization (SEO) to increase your findability Tackle costs, pricing, and contracts (including copyright and model releases) At the end of each chapter, Sal offers a Next Steps section, containing exercises that challenge you to actively implement the overall lessons in the book. By helping you create a solid plan, a strategy you can implement, and a vision for your business, The Photographer’s MBA gets you well on your way to creating and sustaining a photography business that will grow and succeed for years to come.
Photography drones, quadcopters or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently changing film and photography forever, and amateurs and professionals alike are scrambling to get to grips with this new and fast-evolving technology. This book gives you an in-depth look into what can (a lot) and can't (very little) be done with the new generation of photography drones, which drone fits your needs and budget, as well as what cameras you can fly with them. Chapters include: 1. Choosing your drone 2. Choosing your camera 3. Monitors, goggles and receivers 4. Learning to fly 5. Filming 6. Photography 7. Flight environments 8. The edit 9. Going live. This is the 'manual-that-should-have-come-in-the box' for all drone/photography enthusiasts. Also ideal for outdoor/extreme sportsmen and women who want to capture epic images of their adventues.
"Photogrammetry with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) is a rapidlymaturing technology. Being versatile and inexpensive, it has the potentialto offer solutions in a wide range of applications, such as forestry inventory, precision agriculture, flood hazard assessment, pollution monitoring, land survey, and integrity assessment of industrial facilities. Written in the form of a fieldguide, this book explains, in easy-to-understand language, basic concepts ofphotogrammetry and spatial data, and techniques for mosaicking drone photos.The book is not intended as a complete "do-it-yourself" guide, but after reading it, you get a good sense about what hardware and software parts you will need toassemble a drone system on your own. Or if you have the funds, simply purchasea commercial product and follow the steps laid out in the book to design yourapplication. Towards that end, you will find the survey of industrial leaders ofenvironmental drone applications particularly useful.The author of the book, Kike Calvo, is an experienced National GeographicCreative photographer. The explanation of technical jargons is based on his ownexperience and interviews with his colleagues. Some of the questions and answersare included in the book. These are questions you probably would have and Calvohas already got expert answers for you. I find this style of writing quite effective, injecting liveness into what otherwise could be dry reading.UAV photogrammetry is not just about obtaining pretty pictures. To realize itspotential you must "georeference" the pictures, produce an "orthomosaic," andmake "3D point clouds." Read the book to find out what all these mean, and muchmore."Foreword by Xuhui Lee. Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor, Yale University.Editor-in-Chief, Agricultural and Forest Meteorol
Provides information on creating films using a GoPro camera, discussing the camera standard and experimental mounts, video modes, settings, and editing features, with several filmmakers discussing their experiences working with a GoPro.
What is inside this book? Intro to Using Drones for Conservation New Technologies and Remote Communities Logbook Keeping and Mission Planning . Best Ways to Back Up Your Aerial Footage and Stills Understanding the Basics of Infrared Cameras Case Studies from Yale, Harvard, National Geographic and more. Foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, and National Geographic Conservation Fellow "Drones for conservation is essentially just in its infancy, but while we can lament the possible consequent avoidance of a good slog of a field study, we can already see multiple benefits falling from the skies as it were.../... So Drones for Conservation is very much a first. With actual examples from around the world, it also has very practical sections on how to use drones effectively - as usual there is never a substitute for carefully thinking out a project in advance." Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., National Geographic Conservation Fellow. www.dronesforconservation.org"
Author: John Baichtal
Publisher: Que Publishing
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will teach you all the skills you need. First, Baichtal shows you the amazing drones others have built. Then, he walks you through several complete projects: quadcopters, UAVs, ROVs, and more. Not ready to start from scratch? No problem: Baichtal helps you choose from today’s best new kits. Hundreds of full-color step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. When you’re ready for more advanced concepts, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Discover what drones are and why they’re so exciting Explore today’s most imaginative projects, from 3D-printed mini quadcopters to floating robot armies Compare kits, from $200 up: Parallax ELEV-8, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, OpenROV, Actobotics Nomad, Brooklyn Aerodrome Flack, and more Create your own practical Drone Builder’s Workbench Build complete rocket, blimp, waterborne, and automotive drones Construct both fully autonomous and radio-controlled drones Choose and assemble your chassis (airframe), motor, props, flight control, power system, accessories, and software Integrate Arduino to make radio-controlled drones operate autonomously Teach a drone to navigate via RFID tags Learn all the basic electronics and programming you’ll need