Joey Ambrose

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  1. Good to know. I'm sure the Evo II will be a big improvement. For now I'm keeping my money.
  2. I'm disappointed with the Evo 2 delay, but I'm glad because it's given me time to do a bit more research. I was ready to buy the Evo 2, but now I'm going to wait for the Mavic 3 instead to make a decision. Now that I've seen some more in-depth comparisons with the Evo 2 vs the Mavic 2, I have serious reservations on the Evo 2, particularly with video quality.
  3. Cool video. You certainly have some nice scenery to work with!
  4. Welcome @Bill G, and congrats on your impending retirement.
  5. @Kamau54 Welcome to the forum. SW Michigan...I spent some time in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor. Gorgeous area, but COLD! I bet you'll get some beautiful footage around the lake when it warms up. I posted an article on LinkedIn the other day, How To Stay Out Of Trouble With Your New Drone. You may have learned all this already but it's a quick and you may find it useful. Happy flying. Looking forward to seeing some of your work.
  6. I'd use those filters to capture some awesome Arizona sunsets for sure.
  7. Ditto on talking to folks in person. Identify a problem, offer a solution. Go for the low hanging fruit - higher volume, luxury real estate, commercial real estate, and construction. Pick the ones you want to work with, then offer them something of value.
  8. I don't consider myself an expert on the laws, but I do have my part 107 and the FAA does say you cannot fly a small UAS over anyone not directly participating in the operation, not under a covered structure, or not inside a covered stationary vehicle. If you do a little research into approved waivers, you'll see they are also adamant you can't fly over moving vehicles unless with approval on a closed set. You can watch the footage and make your own determination as to whether these rules were broken. Could it be done legally by FAA rules? You bet. You can get pretty close to moving traffic or people and not fly directly overhead (thank you FAA for having such a vague rule, BTW!). That camera can be very deceiving. You can be right on the edge of people or traffic and not fly over them, but it looks like you are right on top of them. I don't think the FAA has the people power to dissect every video out there and follow up. I also don't think it's going to be an issue for long as we see the rules relax for flying over people and at night. I do wish they'd ease up on flying over cars though. With safety measures like parachutes etc. we should be able to get approvals for that as well.
  9. Hey Chad. @Av8Chuck is correct - there is no standard nor requirement to have a manual. You are correct - there is little out there to give you guidance (HINT @Isabella | UAV Coach and @Alan Perlman, maybe a future blog post or guide with a starter template?) Getting started I wouldn't spin your wheels on it. Put a good checklist in place that covers safety and procedures for equipment and operations. If and when you start working with bigger clients or government agencies, you may need something more robust. I put mine together because I needed a Safety Management System to get a waiver, and an operations manual was an easy way to do it. Bonus is it sets us apart as a professional aerial media company as I go for larger clients and contracts. I ONLY did it because I had to. I suggest you skip the paperwork and spend your time marketing and practicing your skills.
  10. Couple questions: What's your asking price? Is there a separate shipping fee? Where is it shipping from? How many hours on the drone? Thanks.
  11. Hey Bill. My standard export size for pictures going into MLS is 2400 pixels on the long end. Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photomatix are a good mix of programs, but Luminar and some others can also be useful. Of all my clients I only upload to MLS for one client that gives me her login info and I charger her extra to do it. It's definitely not the norm. The local MLS here does not allow branded videos, so if yours has the same rules you'll want to create both a branded and un-branded version the video. Congrats on your new venture.
  12. Thanks Chuck. I'm one of those idiots that spent $1500 at Best Buy and yes, I am now a professional with the help of Alan's course and a crap-ton of research and practice. Why would you make a comment like that in a forum that's meant to be supportive? I originally bought the drone to supplement my real estate and commercial photography business with drone aerial photo and video, and that is going very well, but now I see other opportunities to get more return on my investment and step up the amount and number of billable hours. In addition to my own work, I'm now taking overflow from another pilot. He's a leader in the market and passing some excellent work to me, but so far I've seen nothing from directories other than bargain shoppers. Targeted networking and partnering has been most successful. Thanks Alan and Knoid for your responses.
  13. I'm researching where to list my information to get more drone jobs and am wondering which drone apps/directories bring you new business? I found Alan's article from a few years ago on directories, but I'd like to ask which ones actually get you business? Thanks in advance. Joey
  14. 1. It is now ****SOLD****. Thanks all for the interest. 2. I already have a nearly new P4P Pro v2 and don't need two both.