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o-CAPUNGER-900 A number of TV programmes are about how police catch criminals and social misbehaviour people through dash-cams, CCTV and helicopters. Soon it will be drones.slide_358295_3978401_free slide_358295_3978402_free slide_358295_3978403_free DCIM100GOPRO slide_358295_3978408_free slide_358295_3978409_free slide_358295_3978411_free slide_358295_3978412_free

Now comes news of the first ever drone photography competition, publicised by Huffington Post as ‘Dronestagram photography’ which gives a drone’s eye view of Planet Earth.

The organisers claim that drone photography showcases beautiful aerial photography but also geographic data. Popular equipment included the DJI Phantom drone fitted with a GoPro Hero 3 camera.

More details are on the Dronetagram site.

Here at MBF Blogs we have raised drones before, and also art/photography:

Learning About Truth, But Not Through a Camera Lens, 4 August 2014

Fearsome Drones Now Making Art and New Friends, 30 May 2014

Time to Stop the Selfie, It’s Got Beyond Ridiculous, 14 May 2014

Art to Admire for Art’s Sake in the Digital Era, 29 January 2014

Time-Lapse Photography Is a Form of Time Travel Accessible to All, 20 November 2013

Watch Out, There’s a Drone About and It’s Bringing Ethical Dilemmas Galore, 2 September 2013

Forward to the Past as Polaroids Make a Comeback, 25 March 2013