Instagram For Drones Aims To Map The World From Above [Pics]
A new social network that lets enthusiasts share the machine's aerial photography with others.
- 24 july 2013
The normal association to make when thinking of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) is military – especially when you hear the word drone. What most people don’t know is that there is a huge community of drone enthusiasts using their UAVs to capture breathtaking photography.
Dronestagram is a new social network that is one part social network, one part image depository. It wants to give drone enthusiasts a place to share their aerial photography with others – and show the rest of the world what can be achieved with a camera mounted to the top of a UAV.
The French website is currently running in Beta, and categorizes UAV-assisted photographs by content, such as cityscapes, countryscapes, sports, and even “Crazy Stuff.” Not just a place for professional photographers, there is a section of the site dedicated to amateurs as well.
Registration is required if you want to upload your own photos, but visitors can like and comment on photos without the need to sign up.
It seems that the drone community is keen to share, as there are already photos on the website from places around the world such as Dubai, France, Rio de Janeiro and the Maldives.
Drones continue to get cheaper and more accessible to the average hobbyist, which means as more people get involved, you can expect even more amazing photography to make its way on to the site.