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Hands-On Video Review: PhotoJoseph Tests The DJI Spark

Making spectacular images—“tiny planets”—with the mini-drone

You’ve seen them before, those really cool images dubbed “tiny planets,” where your immediate surroundings are wrapped around a sphere into an impossibly small “planet” hovering in the sky! Typically produced by 360˚ cameras, they now can be generated by drones—specifically, the DJI Spark. I had an absolute blast this week flying the drone live on YouTube (while the audience was seeing what the Spark saw!), capturing the 46 photos needed to make the equirectangular image that then warps into a tiny planet!

This article and video are provided by our friend PhotoJoseph and his excellent YouTube Channel, which we highly recommend you subscribe to. While on YouTube, also check out our channel.

DJI Spark

Check out my live Photo Moment from last week, where we flew the drone live on my YouTube channel.

This video is brought to you by our friend PhotoJoseph. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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In other news, I’ll be at B&H in New York on December 7th, talking about live streaming.


And I’ll be at Roberts Camera in Indianapolis on December 9th talking about my photography.

I’m also planning meet-ups in each city. Head to and to sign up.

And, if you travel for business and like the idea of a free pair of BOSE headphones, watch this video:


Required Reading

Check out Digital Photo’s recent review of the DJI Inspire 2 drone, with sample video.

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