Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Drone Photography Opens New View on Vertical Adventure

Ken Kaplan Executive Editor, iQ by Intel

Andy Mann’s passion for daredevil climbing and multimedia storytelling is reaching new heights since he began using the Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel RealSense technology, a drone that can see.
   Being stuck between a rock and hard place is when Andy Mann is at his best. For kicks, he climbs barehanded, wedging fingers and feet into nooks and crannies to scale some of sheerest cliffs Mother Nature has to offer. There are few things the 36-year-old rock climber, diver and arctic explorer likes more than defying gravity and even death…except capturing and creating visual stories about the thrill of these vertical conquests.
   He seeks out remote summits with spectacular views, often only seen from the sky. Mann used to capture images from the ground or while clinging to a rock alongside other climbers, but his creativity was unleashed when he bought his first camera-equipped drone.
   “Drones are a game changer for my line of work,” he said...

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