Two weeks ago, SkyPixel teamed up with DJI and launched an aerial photography contest that could win you a brand new DJI Phantom 4 and a Huawei P9 Plus smartphone, along with several other big prizes. Contestants have been invited to submit their best 360-degree aerial photos to the world's largest aerial photography community before noon on June 20, 2016. The submissions have been pouring in, but the best image has yet to be chosen. If you would like to join the fray and take home a brand new drone, check out the details below.
SkyPixel is the world's largest aerial photography community for photos and videos with over one million registered users. The platform hosts thousands of aerial images and videos uploaded daily from all over the world. Some of the best uploaded works have been viewed over one million times, making it an incredible platform to showcase your work. Using the site gives users a platform to immerse themselves into the scenes they shoot. Photographers can upload their aerial 360-degree panorama images and turn them into a virtual reality experience. This provides the photographer and thousands of others an unparalleled viewing experience of their images. Check out what the image below gets turned into after you transform it with SkyPixel's software.
To help potential users create their own 360-degree panoramas, SkyPixel expert Rendy Cipta Muliawan has come up with a quick lesson guide. The tutorial covers the basics of shooting a panorama from your drone, dialing in the best settings, using the DJI Go App to ensure you capture the entire scene, and rendering all your photos into a single panorama. Once your panorama is created, upload it to SkyPixel to create your own VR experience.
Contestants are invited to use any aerial platform to submit their entries.
Enter the contest HERE
Entries to the contest will close at noon on June 20th, 2016, and winners will be chosen by June 30th, 2016. The grand prize includes a DJI Phantom 4 and a Huawei P9 Plus. There are additional prizes, including DJI Credits valued at $500 USD, $300 USD, and $100 USD for second, third and a "brilliant" prize, along with smartphones and wearable devices.
Last year's contest included over 10,000 entries from over 146 countries, so be sure to join this incredible worldwide community and turn your hard work into a shot at a brand new drone.
Here's some of your current competition and a peek at what the images look like with a virtual reality vew.