"Believe it or not this wasn't made with a drone" — most obvious statement ever?

Google Earth Studio sample
(Image credit: Google Earth Studio / benjamingugick)

Creator Benjamin Gugick shares video-making skills – as well as his own creations – on his YouTube channel and Instagram reels, and (somewhat incredibly to me) has smashed 8 million views with a video titled 'How to create Fake Drone Shots with Google Earth Studios'.

Google Earth Studio sample

(Image credit: Google Earth Studio / benjamingugick)

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 


He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook