Aerial Photography And Videography Using Drones by Eric ChengAerial Photography And Videography Using Drones by Eric Cheng

Aerial Photography And Videography Using Drones

byEric Cheng

Paperback | October 26, 2015

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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, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.

Eric Cheng is an award-winning underwater photographer, aerial imager, and publisher. Caught between technical and creative pursuits, Eric holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University, where he also studied classical music performance. He publishes, the leading underwater photography...
Title:Aerial Photography And Videography Using DronesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 26, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134122771

ISBN - 13:9780134122779


Editorial Reviews

“Eric is perhaps the most dedicated envelope-pusher I’ve ever met when it comes to equipment and technology. You couldn’t ask for a better field guide to this new frontier.” —From the Foreword by Adam Savage, co-producer and co-host of Mythbusters on Discovery Channel     “Essential reading for anyone curious about consumer quads, especially all my family and friends who can't stop asking about my funky flying camera. ” —Norman Chan, editor of     “… the ultimate guide for aerial imaging.  From techniques, to demystifying gear, to understanding the regulatory environment, this is essential reading for new and experienced operators alike.” —Gregory McNeal, JD/PhD co-Founder of AirMap, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University, contributor to     “Drones dramatically change the way we think about film and photography, allowing for the capture of completely new perspectives. Eric leads you down a path of getting to know this new language; it’s thrilling and beautiful.” —Damian Kulash, Jr., lead singer of OK Go and music video director     “Aerial photography has been overly complicated ever since cameras were first introduced to DIY drones. Eric delivers a much needed introduction to give you the best possible start in the craft.”   —Austin Furey, marketing manager, Flite Test