Get up in the Air

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Hall A4

Drones have revolutionized aerial photography. Due to their versatility, drones open up impressive perspectives and compositions for amateur photographers and filmmakers, which until a few years ago were only known from elaborate productions and were unaffordable for most photographers. Today, even amateur photographers and filmmakers can use drones to produce extremely creative and dynamic content.

Experience the whole world of drone photography at the PHOTOPIA DroneZone in Hall A4! Get advice on the latest products at the MarketPlace and experience demonstrations and user workshops in the FlyZone on 1,000 cubic meters!

Whether you are a professional or an ambitious hobby pilot, you can exchange ideas with experts and experience flying first hand. Find out more about legal requirements and learn how to celebrate success with drone photography in our PHOTOPIA Academy.


Show & Fly

Show & Fly

Thursday, 13.10.2022 to Sunday, 16.10.2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In the PHOTOPIA DroneZone, Phil, Angelo from Cinequads and Martin from Spinfast will be on site. They will show their equipment, their drones and give insights into their work. FPV copters of all sizes will be demonstrated and flown, and camera systems will be happily assembled and explained with volunteers and interested parties already hands-on.

    How does image stabilization work?
    What are the pitfalls of attaching it to the drone?
    What maneuvers are possible?

Thursday, 13.10.2022 to Sunday, 16.10.2022 | 16:45 - 17:00 "Lightpainting".

In addition, all three will fly small show missions again and again. On the one hand with LED-equipped copters to offer photographers a possibility to prove their long exposure skills (light painting) and on the other hand to show in LIVE-View on the monitor, which skills you need at the control sticks to fly smooth shots.

Thursday, 13.10.2022 to Sunday, 16.10.2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The DroneMasters also fly small show missions on our DroneZone every day.




Martin Bennat von SPINFAST Drones

Martin is married, has already twice biological drone pilot offspring at home and lives in the Harz mountains. Martin became a self-made drone event organizer virtually overnight in 2017 with drone events, specifically with the first Spinfast Drone Race in Hannover. Deutsche Messe hired him even before the race for Cebit 2018, where he had to pass his baptism of fire as event coordinator. At the time, the CEBIT opening film was to include dynamic drone shots and he was asked if he could deliver something like that. He could. And that was the kick-off for the filming and a proper boost for his eponymous Youtube channel SPINFAST, which he runs together with Tobias Bischoff since 2018. For the niche "German FPV channel" they are the biggest in the DACH region. In 2020, Martin has become more and more dedicated to filming on the ground as well and founded the Hanovators together with his colleague Gerrit. They are a not-so-classic content and image film agency that specializes especially in fresh Youtube formats and dynamic concepts. They also coach their clients to act better and more precisely in front of the camera. Today, they cover many areas with both companies and German television has also taken a liking to FPV in the meantime. Last year Martin was responsible for the dynamic follow-shots on the TV show CATCH and more TV productions for ZDF and RTL will follow. Other clients include VW, DEKRA, Heinz von Heiden and Hannover 96.


Angelo Felchle & Phil Freybott von den Cinequads

CINEQUADS is an award winning cinematic FPV drone company specializing in wild camera flights with drones capable of flying up to 200km/h. With the two founders Angelo Felchle and Phil Freybott, there are real "FPV oldies" at work. They both had a successful career as FPV racing pilots worldwide and have been flying FPV for more than nine years now. The team also includes other pilots and a product designer who creates our latest drone models.


More Highlights


Friday, 14.10.2022 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, 16.10.2022 | 16:00 pm - 16:30 pm

Cinequads and Spinfast present all things Cinematic FPV in a video interview format. Phil and Angelo are the "story plates" and tell about their beginnings, crashes and successes with their copters. In addition, there are always video examples and questions from the audience are of course allowed.

In addition, we talk about:

    How do I get started flying FPV drones?
    How do I make the transition from my video drone?
    Which cameras are suitable for mounting on FPV copters?
    What are the stumbling blocks and career prospects?


in our PHOTOPIA Academy

In our exclusive workshops, participants learn how to fly the copters with basic maneuvers and get their first experience in controlling a copter without any aids like sensors or GPS. After a short introduction to the possible applications and some video examples, Phil, Angelo and Martin then show what the job as a cinematic drone pilot looks like and tinker with the participants on the first setup of an FPV drone that is able to carry a full-size camera.

After a short test flight with the camera, the participants will be shown how the image stabilization works. The theory part is about the assembly and the general problems with the symbiosis between drone and camera.

More information about the workshop can be found here.