We should all follow his mindset... How being prepared allowed me to photograph a NFL Stadium. - Drone U™
Yeah, we definitely didn't fly over anyone, in the stadium or otherwise.Excellent article, but title is a little deceiving.
At no time did they "Fly Over A NFL Stadium With a Game In Progress".
However they explain how to follow the rules and communicate intelligently with authorities to get a great pic.
I was flying my Mavic 2 Pro. This is now my go-to bird for anything creative that doesn't need 4K @ 60fps.Also, what drone were you flying when you took this picture?
I have no idea why pre-season games aren't covered. But others have predicted they will next year.Very refreshing to see an article about someone flying responsibly for a change! I learned a lot from all of the practical information in the article. The amount of pre-flight preparation was incredible. And the I reaction with the authorities was interesting. Keeping a cool head and being transparent while being questioned was obviously crucial. That fact that the authorities knew their stuff helped a lot too. Unfortunately all of us will not be as lucky in that regard. Although I am guessing that all the pre-flight preparation helped steer things in that direction.
However, I am a little baffled by one thing. Why would the TFR not apply to pre-season games? Was this just an oversight? Seems to me that the same risks are there for both pre-season and regular season games.
Great shots though. Glad he was able to get them safely and legally!
Also, what drone were you flying when you took this picture?
What does 125% in captureone mean? Did you try shots in ISO100?Also, this was shot at ISO400, f/5.6 in AEB 5 shot mode. Exposures were 1/8-.3 seconds, underexposed on purpose. I underexposed because I wanted it to look later in the evening than it was.
I processed the RAW files at 125% in CaptureOne, brought them into Skylum Aurora HDR 2019, and then finished them up in Adobe Photoshop. I then re-sized and added my logos in Photoshop.
Great article, Vic! I had an entire chair, but I only needed the edge!...<;^)We should all follow his mindset... How being prepared allowed me to photograph a NFL Stadium. - Drone U™
The problem with 100% compliance is that 99% of those in an authoritative position don't even fully understand the rules and laws governing UAS's. You spend a bunch of time dotting your I's' and crossing your T's just to get hung up by some minimum wage security lemming who fully believes he's "just doing his job" by making you land and remove your battery.
Or you get some "community watch lemming" who's prepared to "shoot that drone down" if it "crosses his property line again!!"
This is why I like closed sets. Everyone knows who you are and why you're there. I can't think of a better incentive to NOT follow the rules than Vic's experience. Fortunately, 95% of my work is done out in the sticks, so I don't have those issues.
And to be clear, I don't SUPPORT going rogue, but I sure as hell UNDERSTAND why some might. It's gotten to the point that I don't even fire up my drone any more unless there's a paycheck in it or the occasional R&D. Flying was so much funner when people were still asking, "What is that thing?!?!?!?" and "You mean it has a camera?!?!?!"
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