Taking Photography to New Heights with the 3DR Solo Drone

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Thank you to Best Buy for sponsoring the following post.

One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is taking pictures.  I am always trying to improve my skills and add variety to the types of shots I can take.  Well an awesome new product recently arrived at Best Buy that could take my photography and videos to a whole new level.  I’d be able to capture shots from angles that would make you think I sprouted wings and took flight.  I admit fairy wings would be awesome, but this is definitely the next best thing for a photographer.

Introducing the 3DR Solo Drone.

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Solo is a smart drone that’s designed for easy flying, and built to capture stunning video and photography with your GoPro camera.  It has so many awesome features that make it stand apart from other drones available on the market today.

What makes it so SMART? Solo runs two 1GHz computers — one on the drone itself and one in the controller — connected via a powerful dedicated Wi-Fi signal. This enables Solo to do amazing things, like use the one-of-a-kind computer-assisted Smart Shot modes to fly itself so you can focus on shooting images. Solo is also an all-in-one drone that offers live streaming of HD video from your GoPro directly to your mobile device.

Take advantage of SMART SHOT MODES.  The Solo can fly itself so you can shift your focus from flying the drone to the camera to capture totally epic photos and videos
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Cablecam: Lock Solo onto a virtual cable between any two points in space. Then, using just one stick on the controller, you can move Solo up and down the cable. This lets you freely pan and tilt the camera while the drone stays in steady flight. Solo can even memorize your first and last frames and pan the camera between them.

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Orbit: Solo can automatically circle a subject of your choosing, keeping the camera pointed inward to capture an iconic wraparound shot. Adjust the circle’s radius to get the exact frame you want, even midflight.

Selfie: With just one touch, Solo will fly up and away, keeping the camera centered on you so the scenery around you expands in a dramatic aerial pullout shot.

Follow Me: Go completely hands-free. Solo can follow where you go, automatically keeping the camera on you to capture your every move.

Enjoy an ergonomic controller built specifically for aerial photography. Its video game–style design breaks from the clunky and complicated RC tradition, so it feels familiar, even to new pilots. And in keeping with the video game theme, the controller even has a pause button that lets you stop Solo midflight any time.

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Seriously, how awesome is this gadget?  I need one…. like… yesterday!  The good news is they are now available in over 400 Best Buy stores as well as online and retails for $999.  Plus now through July 11th when you purchase a 3DR Solo Drone (sku: 5351035) at Best Buy receive a FREE Solo Smart Battery for an added savings of $149.99.

What shot would you like to capture with the 3DR Solo Drone?

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

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5 Responses to Taking Photography to New Heights with the 3DR Solo Drone

  1. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I would love to get an aerial view of my home with this drone. It is perfect for that sort of shot!

  2. Julie Wood says:

    WOW! This is a pretty cool drone to take pictures with and get the shots that I can not get with a regular camera. I would love to get one for my husband! He would love it.

  3. susan says:

    What an interesting way to take photos! I would love to get this for a gift for my husband he would get a lot of good use of it!

  4. Elena says:

    I would love to get this. Look so cool!

  5. shelly peterson says:

    This is pretty darn cool! What amazing shots you can get using this.

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