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Understanding Depth of Field in Drone Photos

What is Depth of Field? Simply put, depth of field is used in photos to show that something is in front of something else, creating depth. In other words, it is the distance between the objects that are in focus in a photo. When taking a photo with a regular camera, all things that are the same distance away from …

Drone Accessory Gift Giving Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the drone pilot in your life? Drones themselves can an outstanding, but sometimes pricey choice, so if you are looking for a more affordable gift option, try an accessory that they can add to their existing drone! Check out our drone gift guide if you think a drone would make the perfect present.  As …

2020 Drone Gift Guide for the Holidays

A new drone can be a great gift idea for the pilot in your life this holiday season! As drones gain popularity across the board, more and more companies are releasing high quality, affordable drones. And while some drones can be quite pricey, you don’t have to break the bank on one for a gift. Many drones can cost thousands …

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How to Fly Your Drone in Controlled Airspace

New pilots, aerial photographers, and people interested in the drone industry have all heard the overly-intimidating term, “controlled airspace.” This type of language leads many new drone pilots to believe that they simply cannot fly there, when in fact you absolutely may be able to – but only if you’re granted permission. This guide is meant to explain controlled airspace …

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How to Unlock Your DJI Drone to Fly in Controlled Airspace

Most aerial photographers and remote pilots out there currently use DJI drones, and those who do often experience massive frustration around DJI’s geofencing that prevents users from flying in certain airspace – unless they’ve unlocked their drone. We’re here to help. We’ll cover how you can determine whether your flight takes place in a geofenced area, the two different types …

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How to Use LAANC and Gain Airspace Approval

What is LAANC? LAANC, or Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, was created to build a bridge between the FAA and drone pilots. It allows the FAA to better monitor unmanned aircraft flying even in controlled airspace. Before LAANC, it would take drone pilots weeks or even months to get their flights approved. Now, through this process, flights in low …

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Test Your Knowledge: Part 107 Practice Test Questions

Preparing for an exam can be nerve-wracking, we get it. We’ve always believed that with enough prior preparation, anybody’s nerves can be calmed – that’s why we’ve gone ahead and come up with 10 completely custom practice questions with in-depth explanations that you can use to supplement your Part 107 Test preparation. In our opinion, the FAA does a pretty …

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Using the Rule of Thirds in Aerial Photography

As drone photography gets more and more popular, the novelty of aerial photos might be starting to wear off. Now that so many photographers have added drone imagery to their services, how can you make sure your photos stand out from the crowd? There are several things you as a photographer can do to improve the quality of your images, …

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Guide to FAA Part 107 Testing Centers & Locations

If you’re looking to sit for the FAA’s Part 107 Exam but unsure of the administrative details, this is the article for you. Between the vast expanse of information available on the internet, and the information you actually need to know, it’s getting tougher and tougher each day to get straight answers. We’re here to cut to the chase, and …