Drone Photograhy Soars Its Stunning Best At Tilt

At the recently concluded 2015 International Drone Photography Contest, drone photography soared to its stunning best, judging by the captivating winning drone photos.

Third prize in “nature”: Lost island, Tahaa, French Polynesia

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The second annual competition saw entrants submit pictures of high dives, individuals swimming with sharks, mass gatherings and spectacular architecture. Organised by Dronestagram, a social network for drone photography, with the help of National Geographic, the contest saw more than 5,000 pictures submitted across three categories: Places, Nature and Dronies (selfies taken with a drone). – Read more at:

“Drone images can be made where no other image can,” says (National Geographic Deputy Director of Photography) (Ken)Geiger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. He adds that drones are opening photography to the masses in the same way digital technology did. “Drone photography is a new kind of visual language,” (Eric)Dupin ( Dronestagram CEO and founder) says. “It’s a new way of seeing the world.” – Read more here:

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Indeed, drone photography is fast getting to be a favorite hobby for ordinary people, as drones are becoming more affordable, or even fun to make for the more creative ones.  It also opens new economic opportunities for those that have aerial photography services in mind.

The photos reflect the changing landscape of photography and film, as drones have become far more common. “This is the way buildings were designed to be seen,” drone photographer Amos Chapple told BBC News last year. “This is their best side.” – Read more here:


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