Robert Callahan

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Robert Callahan Photography blog. Featuring photos shot behind the scenes on location, gear reviews, and iPhone 6s Plus photos from each shoot. 

DJI Phantom 4

DJI Phantom 4

Flying a drone is a lot of fun; I think that is something we can all agree on, but flying a drone with a 4K camera and constant video feedback is on a whole other level of fun and excitement. DJI has done something really special and fairly unique here; they have managed to make a professional drone that almost anyone can fly, thereby giving the average person an accessible tool capable of creating beautiful images and video. With simple controls, easy assembly, and a wide array of resources to reference, you can have this thing up in the air only minutes after opening it. DJI has created modes specifically tailored to the audience that is new to this type of flight, utilizing the onboard object detection and smart takeoff / landing, it has become a bit of a challenge to wreck one of these. Don't get me wrong, it is sill possible - as seen on countless YouTube videos (specifically Casey Neistat's horrible track record with drones). However, DJI has done everything they can to protect your investment while still giving you the reigns to a full blown professional drone. If you get a chance to fly one of these, or you have been thinking of picking one up, I strongly urge you to do so. Being able to incorporate gorgeous arial shots into short films, or whatever you're creating, is an incredibly freeing and creative way tell your story.