No Surrender – Celebrating New Year!

_1011367-copiarFrom 2018 to 2019 – people having fun at Município de Viseu, Portugal.

_1011262-copiarIt was cold, but the party went on and on and on… Very special (micro) essay focused on one of the most iconic nights of the year.

_1011815.jpgThis will be part of my “No Surrender” series about Viseu – ongoing now for three years… Paying a tribute to the 40000 souls that celebrated New Year at Campo de Viriato.

Em São Pedro do Sul – Balneário Romano está (quase) concluído


Quando há um ano iniciámos este assignment nada ali fazia grande sentido. Mato, detritos, ruínas. Um ano depois tudo mudou e a obra quase concluída deixa antever a nobreza do projecto de recuperação. Parabéns Município de São Pedro do Sul.

Comparing Drones – DJI Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro, and Inspire 2 – Lens Rentals Blog, by Joshua Richardson

Mavic_Pro_Below has drones! I can see you opening another tab to reserve your copy (wave to the drone flying outside your window), but first, let’s take a minute to find out which one best suits the needs of your shoot and free-flying spirit.

You may already be acquainted with drones from that time your dad flew a freshly unwrapped quadcopter into grandma’s hair, cousin Dale’s eye, and then nested it in a tree during that infamous holiday gathering. We won’t talk about that. Nevertheless, as with most technology, affordably priced drones have gotten much smarter in the last couple years, so it’s worth revisiting your options. We are currently stocking three drones from DJI that range from hobbyist grade to professional. I’ll use the rest of this article to compare their features and prices so you can make the best decision possible for your rental.

They’ve been called UAVs, UAFs, RPAs, RPVs, quadcopters, and quadrotors, but drone seems to have become the ubiquitous term for small unmanned flying vehicles. I’ll use that term from here on out. As referenced in the previous paragraph, drones have been populating top gift lists en masse since 2013 when DJI released the Phantom 1. While the first Phantom was truly an innovative product, the newest offerings from DJI, with their built-in three-axis stabilized cameras and optical avoidance systems, make the first Phantom look more like a proof of concept. The three models that I will detail here have very similar incredibly-engineered flight systems that only a company that has been tweaking their already stellar software and hardware for over ten years could pull off. I’d recommend any of the drones we carry but each one to a different type of pilot.

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