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Coming of the age technology: The Drone Photography



Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Skye De Moya and Ross Shafer are two professional drone photography experts who opened their business in drone photography and videography back in 2013.

The company is named as SkyCam Productions and is based in Baltimore.

Shafer and De Moya will perform their daily task of assembling up the drone, mounting the camera and then calibrating the device so that its internal compass can determine the direction while the GPS can detect its location. Yes, something that the general mass cannot relate to easily.

Though, it is to be noted that unlike amateur drone photographers, Skye and Ross work together as a team. De Moya is of the opinion that it allows them for better joint maneuvers and more creativity.

Thus one can see their passion and to start with Shafer, who says that the remote control toys caught his interest years ago as a kid and he even goes on to compare and confesses that the new drones are much easier to control than the older ones. He tells about how they used to get swept off as the winds came in and went to a distance much further away from him. With hours and hours of practice, is the only way that he got on the control of the drone models and its sophisticated technology.

While De Moya tells about how she started at first as an assistant camographer, someone who will fly the drones professionally and then she slowly upgraded towards a tiny model with manual controls and which needed heavy practice before she finally mastered the craft.

On the other, it is true that drone photography has taken the nuances of the photography and videography to a new heights, one has to be concerned about the safety issues as well.

There are rules and regulations against flying of a drone over big crowds or in highly populated areas like in a city where the surrounding has too much concrete which can ultimately interfere with the GPS. Then there are the laws in the USA, which cites that it is not permissible to fly within a 8 km radius of an airport or else more than 122 meters above the ground to protect the air traffic for that matter. (This news is brought to you by NewsGram in association with VOA)



  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Amazing technology! This can help us tackle problems like traffic, or any such transport issues.

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Trump views 50 years out of date, may trigger disruptive trade war: Paul Krugman

According to him, immediate issue is going to be confrontation not with China, but with Europe as the "steel tariffs" will hit Europe

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Trump is not taking his responsibilities seriously: Paul Krugman. Wikimedia Commons
  • Paul Krugman criticises U.S. President Donald Trump
  • Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winner
  • Paul says Trump’ actions can cause a war

Criticising the US President Donald Trump for his protectionists policies, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman on Saturday accused President Trump of not taking his jobs seriously. Following the protectisists measures taken by the US President, there could be “risks of disruptive trade war”, he said.

President Donald Trump has pledged to avoid any new foreign business deals during his term in office.
President Donald Trump is heavily criticised. Wikimedia Commons

“He does not take the job seriously. He doesn’t say to himself that I am the most important official in the world; I have better do my homework for understanding the issue. ..He just goes that these are my gut feeling and hires people who make him feel good…that is a frightening prospect,” Krugman said responding to a query on his perception on Trump. On the economic issues President Trump’s gut feelings are “protectionist” and his views of America were “50 years out of date”.

“He wants America a heavy industrial country in the way it was when he was a young man. That is not just going to happen but he attempts to make it happen, which is extremely disruptive to America and to the global as a whole,” Nobel Laureate said. Krugman said he was until recently optimistic that Trump’s protectionist policies would not see the light of the day.

“Until about two weeks ago, I was quite optimistic that it would not happen. The reason was not because the President would get good economic advice but because the US businesses are invested in a globalised economy. All the investments the businesses have made is based upon the assumptions that the open trading system would continue. There is an enormous amount of fiscal capital and a large number of jobs are dependent on these value chains,” he said at the News18 Rising India Summit here.

Also Read: Trump Not Backing Down on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Krugman further said: “I had assumed the influence of these business communities would be sufficient… that it would not happen. I am less optimistic now…we have seen reasonably sensible Economic Council Head was fired, completely irrational tariff (was) imposed on steel and aluminium.”

The President also called for more mental institutions and hospitals in addition to the idea of arming teachers.
Krugman says these actions of President can cause a trade war. Wikimedia Commons

According to him, immediate issue is going to be confrontation not with China, but with Europe as the “steel tariffs” will hit Europe. He said there are possible risks of “disruptive global trade war”.

Speaking on Chinese economy he said, “China is a financial crisis waiting to happen. China is a widely unbalanced economy…the country is sustaining itself with a credit bubble that is waiting to burst…There is a significant risk of Chinese bubble burst.”

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