CategoryDrone Photos

Case dismissed. George Steinmetz gets his DJI Mavic 2 Pro back!

George Steinmetz gets his DJI Phantom 4 Pro back!

Back in April, as he was taking aerial photos of the mass burials on Hart Island, award-winning National Geographic and New York Times photographer, George Steinmetz had his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD).

Update: There has been some confusion as to what drone exactly was confiscated. An earlier version of this article mentioned it was a DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian. I emailed George Steinmetz and he replied saying that it was indeed a DJI Mavic 2 Pro as we originally reported.

It was a Mavic 2 Pro. – George

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Drone photos of Vermont show transcendence and tranquility

Drone photos of Vermont show transcendence and tranquility

Today, drone photos of Vermont show transcendence and tranquility. The aerial photos were taken by Caleb Kenna and were published in the NY Times in a series that is dedicated to showing you the world while coronavirus travel restrictions may keep you at home. The featured photo that was taken at the Sugar Hill Reservoir in Goshen, Vt. shows a photographer holding what seems to be a DJI Mavic 2 controller. Could this be an aerial self-portrait of Caleb?

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Iconic drone photo of the Burnside Bridge protest in Portland

Iconic drone photo of the Burnside Bridge protest in Portland

Here’s an article that explains how the iconic photo of the Burnside Bridge protest in Portland was captured. The aerial photo of thousands of people protesting and laying down on the bridge on June 2 for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of George Floyd, quickly went viral. The photo pushed photographer Andrew Wallner into the spotlight and created some controversy over safe drone flying practices. The protest lasted for less than 10 minutes, but the iconic drone photo captured this moment for eternity and for all of us to see.

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