No drone? No problem! How to Shoot Insane Viral Shots

Drone shots are awesome. But if you've run into the issue of "no drones allowed" (which happens more often than you'd think...), then you're going to want an Insta360 camera and our mind-bending Invisible Selfie Stick.

Not an expert drone pilot? Good. Keep reading, because this combo can get you equally insane shots, easier than ever before! Check it out...

Fake it ‘til you make it with fake drone shots

Running low on Instagram or TikTok video ideas? Want to level up your travel vlogs? Fake drone shots are a surefire way to get great interaction with people asking “how on earth did they film that?!” 

The best news is fake drone shots are also super easy to capture with an Insta360 camera. X3 is our top 360 action camera but you can pull off these shots with ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition, ONE RS with the 360 Lens, and others besides. It just needs to be capable of shooting 360-degrees. Just mount the camera on the Invisible Selfie Stick and you’re ready to go. Once you’ve finished shooting, upload your shots to the Insta360 app, and the Invisible Selfie Stick will magically disappear. You’ll be left with mind-blowing unobstructed views.

PRO TIP: Make sure your camera is lined up parallel with your selfie stick, otherwise it won’t be rendered invisible in the final shot. 

Diagram showing how to mount your Insta360 camera on the Invisible Selfie Stick

Incredible third-person views 

Take your shots to new heights (literally) wherever you go. Whether you’re scaling rock faces or doing something a little less adventurous, extending your selfie stick to full length and hitting record guarantees an epic perspective. 

To get the most aerial views possible, shoot with the Extended Edition Selfie Stick. With a reach of up to 3m (9.8ft), it’s the perfect accessory to really help your content take off!

Fake drone shots are better than no drone shots…

The last thing you want to do is get in trouble with the cops! There are some places where you just aren’t allowed to fly. What to do if you find out drones are banned in that sweet cityscape or dramatic mountain peak? You guessed it, #NoDroneNoProblem. 

Some shots just wouldn't be possible even for the world’s most talented drone pilots. Get great shots without risking a downed drone, or pigeon decapitation...

Share your #NoDroneNoProblem shots with us!

1️⃣ Take an epic video with your Insta360 camera & the Invisible Selfie Stick

2️⃣ Share your shots on socials with the hashtags #Insta360 and #NoDroneNoProblem

3️⃣ Follow @insta360_official (TikTok) or @insta360 (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)

There's a high chance we feature you on our social media, we absolutely love these shots and think you'll equally dig them too - so get out there and get creating!

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WRITTEN BY @Calum Smith
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