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Coming of the age technology: The Drone Photography

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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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ISS Launched First satellite For Cleaning Space Junk

The Britain-built satellite, named RemoveDEBRIS mission

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ISS Launched First satellite For Cleaning Space Junk
ISS Launched First satellite For Cleaning Space Junk, pixabay

The first-ever satellite to test possible solutions in cleaning up space junk has been deployed by the International Space Station (ISS) and would soon begin experiments in orbit.

The Britain-built satellite, named RemoveDEBRIS mission, is one of the world’s first attempts to tackle the build-up of dangerous space debris orbiting the Earth, the British space agency said in a statement late on Friday.

The 100-kg RemoveDebris spacecraft will attempt to capture simulated space debris using a net and a harpoon while also testing advanced cameras and radar systems.

The experiment is important as there are thousands of pieces of space debris circulating the planet, many travelling faster than a speeding bullet, posing a risk to valuable satellites and even the International Space Station itself, the report stated.

Once the experiments are complete, it will unfurl a drag sail to bring itself and the debris out of orbit, where it will burn up as it enters the earth’s atmosphere.

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satellite, Pixabay

“If successful, the technologies found in RemoveDEBRIS could be included in other missions in the very near future,” said Guglielmo Aglietti, Professor at the University of Surrey.

The RemoveDEBRIS mission is led by the varsity and built by the world’s leading small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), with technology on board designed by Airbus.

Also read: NASA’s Dawn Mission- New Orbit, New Opportunities

It was launched on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from Florida in April. (IANS)

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