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Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng

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Introduction

The democratization of photography and videography in the past decade has been incredibly exciting. Stand-alone cameras improve dramatically year after year, users of smartphones with cameras now number in the billions, and those users share more than 2 billion photos to the Internet every day.

In the past few years, another exciting revolution in imaging has taken off from relative obscurity: aerial photography and videography using drones. Consumer drones, which exist now as multirotor and fixed-wing remote-controlled (RC) aircraft, suddenly appeared on the market in 2013 as ready-to-fly (RTF) products capable of carrying small cameras. While RC helicopters carrying larger cameras had been used for years by Hollywood to capture ...

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