MIT researchers build drones to light up photo shoots

Researchers at MIT and Cornell University are looking to give modern photographers a helping hand by designing a series of autonomous drones that can help light photo shoots. The helicopter robots are equipped with a continuous-light source that produces an effect called “rim lighting” — a difficult technique in which only the edges of a photographer’s subject are lit very well. Continue reading “MIT researchers build drones to light up photo shoots”

Airdog Action Sports Drone

If you happen to be an adrenaline junkie and would like to capture your action shots from different perspectives without having to rely on a helmet mounted camera, then this particular Kickstarter project might just be your cup of tea. Known as the Airdog, this is an action sports quadcopter drone that will follow you with the help of a GPS signal, keeping up with you whenever you are active. Continue reading “Airdog Action Sports Drone”

The Perfect Drone Is One With Oculus Rift Head-Tracking Cameras (VIDEO)

If you’ve ever flown a drone or quadcopter, you know how tricky they can be to control. Drones with cameras installed are particularly difficult, as you can’t really see what’s on either side of you without turning the entire rig to face that direction. That annoyance is a thing of the past, thanks to head-tracking tech in the Oculus Rift VR headset. Continue reading “The Perfect Drone Is One With Oculus Rift Head-Tracking Cameras (VIDEO)”