April Fools’ Day Photography News Roundup

Canon EOS 1D W (Wildlife Edition) via The Digital Picture

Canon EOS 1D W (Wildlife Edition) via The Digital Picture

Every year someone, somewhere gets me with an April Fools Day prank. As a result, I try not to post any news or rumors that don’t come from official sources.

Of course, some of the ideas out there are pretty funny even if they do pull one over on me. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day as new pranks roll in. If you see a good one, be sure to let me know about it. [Read more...]

Watch This GoPro-equipped Quadcopter Fly Into a Groom’s Head

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea for a cool shot… Do a close fly-by with a DJI Phantom packing a GoPro as the bride and groom cozy up for some wedding photos…

But then, the drone smacks the groom square in the head.

DJI Phantom

A DJI Phantom like the one used in the above video.

Fortunately, the groom is ok and took it all in good humor. No quadcopters on the honeymoon though…

If you are going to shoot quadcopter videos, be safe folks. Practice, practice, practice before you go live with this stuff. As Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

[via PetaPixel]