"Dronestagram": new drone photography sharing site

From The Verge:

new website called Dronestagram is hoping to invigorate the creativity of commercial drone owners by giving them a place to upload the breathtaking aerial photographs that can be captured using their personal vehicles. That seemingly makes Dronestagram one of the few web projects that are actually trying to create a distinction between military and commercial drone use, rather than protesting the vehicles altogether — even the name "Dronestagram" has already been co-opted by an unrelated (and still ongoing) project to raise awareness of military drone strikes.

Altogether, this new Dronestagram hopes to build an entire view of the earth through user-submitted photographs taken from drone-mounted cameras. The website is still just getting started, but its current smattering of pictures already range from artistic portraitsto incredible landscapes. “Drones are becoming more and more important in our lives," Dronestagram founder Eric Dupin told VentureBeat. "The civilian drone market is really exploding.” Dupin wants to start a community of enthusiasts while the market is still young. The military may have given drones an image problem that he'll have to overcome, but it's hard to ignore the stunning photographs that Dronestagram has already collected

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Comment by Joshua Johnson on July 23, 2013 at 7:55pm

I loved sharing DIYDrones photos on the DIYDrones.com instagram account.  I always got great feedback from people saying that they enjoyed viewing photos that showed drones in a positive way/light.  People in this industry and hobby are sick of seeing drones be projected in a negative manner when their is so many positive things that can come out of drones/autonomous electronics.

Comment by avionics on July 24, 2013 at 3:22am

could that have some legal issues?

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on July 24, 2013 at 5:54am

Sidebar, but is that image real?  It looks CG?

Comment by John Githens on July 24, 2013 at 7:45am

"R., someone who has been to Dubai may let us know if the photo is real, but a similar scene is the lead photo on this website about Best Food in Dubai. Looks like their photo was taken from inside a glass-walled elevator."

Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on July 24, 2013 at 8:19am

I figured it was Dubai.  But there's something about the image quality, it just seem CG.  But I can't say for sure. Just curious is all.

Comment by Jesse on July 24, 2013 at 4:04pm

It's real. Check out the satellite photo... https://maps.google.com/maps?q=dubai&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&...

Comment by Jack Crossfire on July 24, 2013 at 5:04pm

It doesn't even require flying.  Just reupload your 6 year old aerial photography & it instantly becomes modern military drone footage, becoming more & more important in our lives.

Comment by Jay Bryon on July 24, 2013 at 5:47pm

It's the lighting, it's so even that it doesn't look real.  Could be photoshopped (not faked, just shadow lightening etc) a bit resulting in the "unreal" look.  Or dust storm maybe?  

Comment by Jesse on July 25, 2013 at 1:27am

It's probably untouched... flying in Florida (full size aircraft), it's amazing how much "haze" there can be at just 1,000 or 2,000 ft AGL. Between humidity and particles in the air, the 'haze' can create that lighting effect. The ultra-blue water probably throws off the color balance here the most. ;-)  .... That Dronestagram site is pretty neat. Just seeing all the really amazing photos is quite inspiring! The commercial use of drones for photography is going to be gigantic if the FAA can ever get that sorted out.

Comment by criro1999 on July 25, 2013 at 5:52am

Me I am using 360cities.net to publish my pictures. There is a separate section for aerial pictures, needs to be 360.

My pictures takes from my UAV are at this location

Once pictures are reviewed and accepted, they are available and visible on Google Earth or Google map.

But for non 360, sure I could use dronestagram.

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