Magical Aerial Shots of Los Angeles

From the ground, Los Angeles’ vast landscape can seem like an endless mess of freeways, buildings and hills. But when viewing it from above—as 71-year-old photographer Jeffrey Milstein found out—the sunny Southern California city really shines. For his series “Flying over LA,” Milstein skipped the use of drones and took the traditional approach to aerial photography, dangerously dangling from a helicopter to capture the mix …

DreamQii’s Plexidrone for Filmmakers

Swarm control, autonomous flight and more from the brand's latest drone

Drones have been a hot topic recently—and rightfully so. Outside of the dialogue surrounding the legality of buzzing around New York City or National Parks, the new generation of affordable and feature-packed quad-copters are enormously powerful tools for filmmakers. We recently used one on the Bonneville Speedway in Utah to grab some great aerial footage that, 10 years ago, would have been cost prohibitive. Today, …