Kike Calvo Fotografía

jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

Drone journalism used to cover Presidential Elections in Central America

For the first time in the history of journalism in El Salvador, drone technology was used to cover presidential elections. The newspaper La Prensa Gráfica, used a small quadcopter to capture images and footage during voting day as citizens lined up to the polls in this Central American country. In an info graphic, the paper explained to readers how the technology they used works. The equipment of choice was the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter

DJI Phanton 2 Vision Quadcopter. Photo © KIKE CALVO

Drone journalism has also been used in other countries across Latin America. As Jeffrey T. Lewis reported last June for the Wall Street Journal, ¨Two of Brazil´s largest media organizations have adopted the latest technology to record images of the protests around the country.¨ Grupo Reforma, the largest print media company in Mexico, also documented a massive construction project from the sky in 2013.

 ¨We can cover all type of events. For instance, we can document live sports,  fly over areas where emergencies have occurred, monitor protests that are developing or report on traffic jams,¨ said Álvaro Sagrera, Technology Director of Grupo Dutriz, owner of La Prensa newspaper. 

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martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013

DSLRPros New Year Blow-Out Sale!

My friends at DSLRPros are liquidating inventory for the start of 2014. Accordingly, they are slashing prices on almost all of our aerial products!
 While Supplies Last!

The DSLRPros Pro + DP Edition Kit is a complete, turnkey professional aerial cinematography platform for the GoPro Hero 3, producing amazing results at a remarkable value. Everything you need to immediately start flying and shooting professional, high production value, stabilized aerial video is here- built and tested.  Simply pop your GoPro Hero 3 into the gimbal and you’re ready to go!  

Comes with:

  • DJI Phantom Go Pro Aerial Rig
  • DSLRPros Complete FPV OSD with data telemetry
  • Carbon Fiber Adapter Kit allows you to run up to 4800 mAH LiPo's for extended flight time (up to 18 minutes comparable to Phantom Vision and Phantom II**)
  • 8" Carbon Fiber CF Props (set of 4)
  • Anti-Gravity High Performance Motors
  • Futaba 8FG Radio Transmitter with SBus Rcv (allows you to set and control the tilt angle of the GoPro)
  • DJI Zenmuse H3-2D Gimbal - pre-installed and tested (fully compatible with GoPro's latest HERO 3 +)
  • 6 High Performance LiPo 2400mAh Batteries
  • Q1 QuantumPro Lipo Charger AC / DC - charge from your car battery or in your studio
  • DJI Phantom Propeller Guards for 8" Carbon Fiber Props
  • Special Edition Tough Case with pre-cut foam
  • Integrated 5.8Ghz FPV System -  custom selected and matched for Phantom - others can cause problems with GPS operation - our FPV selection is tested and guaranteed to work with the DJI Phantom
  • 5.8Ghz Transmitter with diversity band (i.e., can add multiple field monitors or goggles)
  • 5.8Ghz Field Monitor with integrated receiver

Digital LiPo Battery Capacity Tester

But there are many other kits available. For more information click here

jueves, 12 de diciembre de 2013

The Tutu Project


After Bob´s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he began taking beautiful but totally funny photographs of himself in a pink tutu.

Ballerina” started in 2003 as a black and white self-portrait of Bob wearing a custom-made tutu as part of a fund raiser. The New York photographer, whose wife is battling the disease, continued to take self-portraits by going out into the world wearing that pink tutu and nothing else on his hairy, un-buff bod. 

For professional photographer Bob Carey and his wife Linda, a man-sized pink tutu has taken on incredible meaning as their unique way to help women with the fight against breast cancer.

You can support this beautiful project by buying this Holidays the book Ballerina or the
The Tutu Project 2014 Wall Calendar.


miércoles, 11 de diciembre de 2013

Beautiful Naked Stop-Motion


Withings, a creator of digital health products like blood pressure monitors and weight scales, hired London agency Man+Hatchet to create an amazing stop-motion clip. 140 naked bodies worked together in the nude for five days in Estonia. 

Have You Ever Seen a Dird?


People from around the world seem to be spotting Dirds across the planet. They are showing up on different social media platforms regularly.  Have you seen one yet?
Learn more about birds

miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2013

Photos from my Exhibition at Yale University

For those who can´t visit in person my Photography Exhibition at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, I decided to create this post with images from my show at Kroon Hall. I would love to hear your comments. 

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domingo, 3 de noviembre de 2013

Oarfish: Snake-like fish has washed up in California

 One of two oarfish found in Southern California waters earlier this month. This fish has a giant, serpent-like body. These rarely seen creatures, are deep sea-dwellers that can grow to more than 50 feet. BBC mentioned recently that ¨Reports on social media recall an ancient Japanese myth linking extremely rare oarfish sightings to earthquakes.¨



If you are interested in the Oarfish, you maybe enjoy these:

Systematics, Biology, and Distribution of the Species of the Oceanic Oarfish Genus Regalecus (Teleostei, Lampridiformes, Regalecidae)

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Monsters Caught on Film Real-Life Sea Monsters (On My Own Science)

Monsters of the Deep (National Geographic Kids)