Tips & Tutorials Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography

How to Fly a Drone: Beginner’s Guide

You’ve picked up a drone, congratulations! You have taken the first step into a fun new world. A limitless world with new perspectives and freedoms that come with being un-tethered by gravity, free to travel the skies any way that you chose. Drones can be fun to fly as...
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DJI Air 2S: Create Cinematic Drone Videos in One Tap

DJI Air 2S is here and, with its new 1” sensor, is the perfect combination of power, portability, and intelligent flight features. One of those being MasterShots. We all want to create great, cinematic videos but not all of us are incredible pilots. That’s where MasterShots on the DJI Air...

How to Craft Impossible-Looking Shots

Whether it’s the mobility and acrobatic skills of the DJI FPV, or the steady 5.4K of the DJI Air 2S, drones like DJI FPV and DJI Air 2S empower filmmakers to create shots that can amaze their audience. With that in mind, we thought we’d put together a quick guide...
Mavic Mini Creative Ideas

Mavic Mini: Amazing Indoor Tips and Ideas!

The fun doesn't have to end if you are stuck indoors! Whether you are a filmmaker or just looking for something fun to do, Mavic Mini is the ultimate drone for everyday adventures. The following Mavic Mini tips have been inspired by the shots created by Drone Film Guide.1. Stop...
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Top 10 Drone Flight Maneuvers for Aerial Photography

Check out our recommended flight skills that will help you create stunning aerial photography. As an aerial photographer, capturing epic shots can seem difficult at first. But don’t worry; there are numerous easy-to-learn flight skills that can instantly take your footage to the next level. Master these simple shots for professional-level...
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DJI GO 4: How To Use Auto Exposure Bracketing To Get The Best Aerial Images

We recently shared a FlashTip on Facebook and Twitter explaining how to use the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) function in the DJI G0 4 app and received a few messages about this function. The following guide explains what bracketing is and how it can bring new life to your photography. What...
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Master the Art of Aerial Photography: 6 Lighting Techniques

Just as light gives life significance, lighting gives photography life. In the third installment of our Master the Art of Aerial Photography series, we will cover six simple lighting techniques to improve your photography.   SHADOW Lighting Techniques 1. Silhouette | Hiding the Sun Creating a silhouette is a beautiful way to showcase your...

Master the Art of Aerial Photography: 6 Drone Portrait Tips

Portrait photography is all about capturing life at the heart of the moment. As the second installment of our Master the Art of Aerial Photography series, this article will cover six simple tips to make your drone portraits unforgettable. Drone Portrait Tips for PEOPLE 1. Pose | Exaggerate Movements The simplest...

Don’t Fly Until You Know These 7 Simple Drone Maneuvers and Shots!

From dolly zoom to drone orbits, master these easy drone maneuvers and shots to create breathtaking aerial footage. Have you ever thought about how drone enthusiasts capture stunning cinematic videos? Chances are you've watched a number of breathtaking videos and wondered how the footage comes together so naturally. As a content...

Master the Art of Aerial Photography: 6 Composition Tips

Composition is a game of creativity, not rules, and it is within anyone’s grasp to become a master of this game. All you need to do is look at the world differently, through the eyes of an artist. Whether you are a beginner drone pilot or a professional who has...

Film Like a Pro: How to Create Cinematic Orbit Shots

Aerial videographers are always looking for ways to improve their shots, and performing an orbit is a relatively simple way to do exactly that. This powerful cinematic effect can quickly push your cinematography from beginner-level to advanced. What is an Orbit? As you might guess from the name, an orbit is...

Creating a Sense of Depth With Aerial Photos

To craft impressive aerial photography, it is crucial to create a sense of depth with your shots from the sky. Read on to learn the tips and tricks to ensure your images are truly one of a kind. Compared to cameras and smartphones, drones can have a wider field of...

Beautiful Watersport Aerial Photography

  As summer approaches, a visual feast of watersport activities decorates the horizon. From surfers catching a wave to other magnificent displays of athleticism, aerial watersport photography is all about defying photographic boundaries. With this in mind, this article presents some tips about shot composition, camera settings, and creative inspiration,...

3 Breathtaking Aerial Photography Tips for Spring

DJI Spring ©Maksim Tarasov Spring is in the Air Slowly but surely, spring is gradually seeping into existence, seen in the blooming flowers, increased birdsong, and blue skies overlaid with clouds.Such beautiful backdrops and sceneries are perfect for taking off with your trusty DJI drone for a breathtaking aerial shot. There’s...

How to Create Mesmerizing Mirror Effects with Your Aerial Footage

Have you ever come across aerial footage that has a cinematic mirror scene and thought about how hard it must be to achieve this type of effect? The truth is, it’s simpler than you think. In this example, all you need is a DJI drone, a computer with Adobe Premiere...

Top 10 DJI GO/DJI GO 4 App Tips – Using Battery Life More Efficiently

Since a drone's battery life is limited and perfect moments usually don't last for very long, you should not waste too much time on adjusting settings while your aircraft is in the air. The following tips show you how to execute fast adjustments for essential settings. Learning these skills will...

Breathtaking Drone Wedding Photography: 2019 Edition

Aerial wedding photography has begun to grace many photo albums as more wedding photographers and soon-to-be newlyweds are using a drone to capture their big day. In the not-so-distant past, aerial wedding photography was reserved for exclusive sets with complicated setups. Now in 2019, DJI drones are the new...

Fall in Love with Drone Photography: Creative Ideas for Couples

Just a few weeks from now, thousands upon thousands of couples will be snapping their Valentine’s Day pictures (mostly arm-stretching selfies) and sharing their moments online. With the latest Intelligent Flight Modes and simple controls, taking breathtaking drone photos of yourself and your partner is now easier than ever. We’ve...

3 Tips to Make your Aerial Photos FUN!

Life is filled with fun, so your aerial photos should be too! SkyPixel recently invited three popular and immensely talented photographers to offer tips on making aerial photos fun. They are: Petra Leary, Martin Sanchez, and Victoria Volchenko. Enjoy! 1. The most important thing: experiment and enjoy yourself Petra Leary: “My...

10 Fun-Filled Aerial Photos

People say that life is tough, but it can also be surprisingly fun, and with the right mindset, even beautiful. For this week’s selection of 2018 SkyPixel Contest submissions, we have shared ten works that reveal the fun in everyday life. Click here to see more details. Win a Hasselblad Camera or...