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How Do I Register My Drone with the FAA?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that all drones be registered before use. The first step in registering your drone is understanding exactly how you fly and use it. Not sure what kind of drone flyer you are? Some drone types include: Recreational Flyers & Modeler Community-Based Organizations; Certificated Remote Pilots including Commercial Operators; and Public Safety and Government. Whichever …

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The Ultimate DJI Go 4 Tutorial

DJI Go 4 is an essential yet complex app for drone pilots flying DJI’s prosumer drones. It’s packed with so many features and settings, it can be challenging to understand what they all mean! Like this video? Consider subscribing to our YouTube channel for more like it. To provide clarity on the essential DJI Go 4 application, we created this …

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Tips for Mastering & Memorizing the Phonetic Alphabet

If your dream is to someday become a drone pilot, you’re probably already aware of the many rules and regulations that go into becoming certified. On top of the required aeronautical knowledge, Part 107 drone airman or remote pilot certificate, a variety of online training and more, aspiring drone pilots also need to be well-versed in the NATO phonetic alphabet. …

How to Make Drone Photos Pop

There are an infinite amount of ways to edit photos, and each photographer has his or her own personal preferences. I’m gonna show you how I personally go about editing, with a focus on drone photos! Editing Drone Photos in Lightroom Editing drone photos is very similar to editing regular ground photos, the only difference here is the subject matter. …

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How to Stabilize Drone Video in Premiere Pro

Drone stability has come a long way in recent years. With today’s technology, most drones have built-in gimbals and stabilizers that do a pretty good job getting rid of shakiness when flying. But, after all, drones are flying hundreds of feet in the air at up to 40 mph, so it may be impossible to keep the camera completely steady …

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Complete Guide to Commercial Real Estate Drone Photography

I almost titled this post “Commercial Real Estate Photography for Beginners,” but felt uneasy with what that title would have suggested.  Drone photography for commercial real estate clients is definitely not for beginners, per se.  Commercial real estate photography is, more often than not, marketing-oriented, and to effectively capture great marketing photos you must already have a keen eye for …