Photographer (almost) ruins wedding… by crashing quadcopter into groom’s face [Video]

Thankfully, the bride and groom laughed it off and no serious injury occurred:

Ok so here’s the story. This was shot using a DJI phantom and a gopro camera. This was two days before the wedding at their bridal shoot. This happened towards the beginning. I had done one successful fly by and i brought it around for another pass to make sure it was smooth. I underestimated the lift time and it hit the groom on the side of the face. He had a cut on his cheek and and the side of his head. I felt horrible. Luckily the bride and groom were able to laugh about it after and we continued the shoot. At the request of the bride and groom I put the video online. All though it sucks that this happened. I have decided to own up to what I did, instead of try to hide it from the world.

This is just a preview of what the world will be like in twenty years with five-year-old children piloting drones.

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  • Seamus McSeamus

    [@etim]
    Jarts! I loved those, although I never had one sticking out of me. They make me think of that old Bag O’ Glass Saturday Night Live skit with Jane Curtain and Dan Aykrord.

  • etim

    Ain’t technology grand? Back when I was a kid all we had were Jarts (lawn darts) to impale our friends with.
    I still remember the one I had sticking through my foot.

  • etim

    Yeah, some more safety features need to be installed in these things, like a proximity sensor that won’t let it fly close to solid objects.
    You can call it the “drunk uncle mode” or something like that.