Remote-controlled flying drones capture moments that could not be captured any other way until now.
The equipment is now so accessible that the hobby supports its own Instagram-like site, called Dronestagram.
National Geographic partnered with them for their 2014 Dronestragram Photo Contest.
Check out the winners here!
Memento works with a professional photo drone operator at a big annual event supporting military families. We manage the whole photo challenge for the event organizers. The results our friend captured this past year were spectacular. Our colleague built his own drone, well-ahead of the pack of new flyers. His is so big & powerful, he lifts a true DSLR, not just a GoPro. The video is absolutely cinematic. It would have meant renting a helicopter to get these shots in the old days (like two years ago). In fact, you couldn’t have taken them at all: the noise & propwash of the huge chopper meant you couldn’t fly above a solemn event like ours.
Like capturing the eagle over Bali, the drones are quiet enough to capture moments that we could never witness before.