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The Winning Photos from DJI’s 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest

DJI has announced the winning photos of its 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest, which honors the best aerial and drone photos captured around the world using DJI camera drone equipment. The grand prize winner this year is the photo above, titled “Fishermen close the net” by Ge Zheng.

Over 27,000 entries were received this year from aerial photographers based in 131 countries around the world.

Here are some of the other photos honored with top placements in this year’s competition:

“Exploration” by Hanbing Wang. 1st place in Beauty (Professional).
“Spillway Selfie” by dixonltd_user. 2nd place in Beauty (Professional).
“The Earth” by Heng Li. 3rd place in Beauty (Professional).
“A Happy Morning” by Roman Neimann. 1st place in Drones in Use (Professional).
“Meet the Phantom” by HackerSundy. 2nd place in Drones in Use (Professional).
“Drone in Use” by Norman Nollau. 3rd place in Drones in Use (Professional).
“Overbridge” by Chenghan. 1st place in Beauty (Amateur).
“Green Waves” by Mauro Pagliai. 2nd place in Beauty (Amateur).
“Ice River” by Canloker. 3rd place in Beauty (Amateur).
“Despectus” by Fifa. 1st place in Drones in Use (Amateur).
“Inspire in Use” by Lili cui. 2nd place in Drones in Use (Amateur).
“The Phantom of the Earth” by Lingdamowang_user. 3rd place in Drones in Use (Amateur).

You can find these photos and more in the SkyPixel contest website’s gallery.

For his grand prize win, Zheng receives a prize package consisting of a DJI Inspire 2 drone, a DJI Mavic Pro drone, Epson Moverio BT-300 smart glasses, an Epson SureColor P400 wide format photo printer, and a year of Adobe Creative Cloud’s Photography plan.

These Weird Drone Sweaters Claim to Keep Your Drone Warm… and Stylish

Drone sweaters exist. We’ll give you a second to glance at your calendar and remember that it’s January, not April, before moving on … okay, welcome back to our strange reality where drone sweaters are an odd and oddly stylish reality.

Do a little digging, and you’ll find that this project—which seems, for all the world, like a very elaborate troll on overprotective drone owners—was created by San Francisco-based designer Danielle Baskin.

But while it might seem like a troll, it really isn’t. Instead, it’s part of Danielle’s “Company Every Week” project for which she’s launching a new experimental product, service, or concept every Friday. Other equally strange (and equally real) services she’s created include: Custom Avocados, Touch Pluto, and #physicalcloud.

But while custom avocados and a physical “cloud storage system” probably won’t appeal to photographers, aerial shooters might find themselves drawn to Baskin’s silly drone sweaters:

The website—which sells custom-made drone sweaters for $190 a pop—is full of fun tidbits like this:

While this may at first appear to be a light concern to those who would scoff at the idea of dressing a drone, there are still many drone owners who have seen their drones shiver violently after exposure to winter temperatures but hesitate to put clothing on their drones for fear of appearing odd.

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A sweater can make a significant difference in your drone’s feeling of well-being.

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It almost goes without saying, but we will mention it anyway, drones cannot, or should not, wear pants — only sweaters and jackets.

DroneSweaters.com is good for a laugh … and maybe a bit more. We can’t say for sure if the added “warmth” of a custom-tailored sweater will in fact have any real benefits like extended battery life in cold weather, or if a colorful design will make for better visibility, but your drone sweater is sure to be the talk of the photography club.

Check out DroneSweaters.com for more info and a chuckle or two.

(via Fstoppers)

This 4K Aerial Timelapse Inspires Fresh Awe of Iceland’s Epic Landscape

Iceland’s spectacular landscape is the subject of many a photo project, majestic engagement shoot, and epic timelapse. So how did Evosia Studios manage to create something that stands out and inspires fresh awe for this beautiful country? They took to the skies…

Ethereal is Eviosa Studios’ aerial ode to the Icelanding highlands, in 4K of course. Every frame of this beautiful creation is a RAW photo captured from above by the DJI Inspire 1 drone and stitched together later in LRTimelapse. The final product was then edited in 4K60 in Premiere Pro before making it to your computer screen and into your wanderlustiest dreams.

Eviosa Studios creator Henry Jun Wah Lee says he chose timelapse to accelerate the footage “just enough” that you can see things the naked eye typically misses, without seeming frantic, but this choice posed some challenges. “It took a lot of patience to shoot and edit this,” he tells TCP. “The biggest challenge was that any flaws in movement get magnified in timelapse.”

It’s no small feat to overcome this challenge, but Lee did it, and created an incredible aerial tour in the process. Watch it for yourself up top, and then head over to the Eviosa Studios website to see more of Lee’s impressive work.

(via The Creators Project)

DJI Lowers the Inspire 2’s Top Speed, Will Give You a Refund if You’re Upset

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When DJI debuted its fancy new Inspire 2 drone for filmmakers, it boasted some impressive features. Not least of all, DJI claimed it could do 0-50 mph in 4 seconds, and topped out at a whopping 67 mph. This is no longer the case.

In an announcement posted to DJI’s Newsroom last night, the Chinese company revealed that it would be cutting the Inspire 2’s top speed to 58 miles per hour, and slowing down its acceleration so that it would take 5 (not 4) seconds to reach 50 mph.

These changes come “after further optimization and testing of various components of the craft, camera gimbal and propulsion system” by DJI’s engineers, and are being implemented “to ensure speed does not compromise video quality and stability.”

This spec adjustment probably won’t upset too many of DJI’s customers who have already ordered their Inspire 2; however, DJI is offering any pre-order customers who are angry a full refund. If you’ve ordered an Inspire 2, expect DJI to email you with the details.

(via The Verge)