7 Camera Move Tips You Should Know for Osmo Mobile

By using just a DJI Osmo Mobile and iPhone SE, talented creators can produce impressive videos (Check the article: Become a Filmmaker with a Smartphone Stabilizer). So you've just purchased an Osmo Mobile and you've taken it out for a spin and shot some videos. But they're not quite as you imagined....

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...
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Infinite Road to Transylvania – Themed Aerial Photos Taken with the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4

My name's Calin Stan, and I'm a professional photographer, drone pilot, and the founder of TheDrone.ro. I've owned a Phantom 4 for over a year now, and I also own a Mavic. Recently, I won the second prize in the Dronestagram and National Geographic Aerial Photography Contest with one of...

12 Camera Movements For Aerial Photography Storytelling

Opening Shots Fly Up Fly up to get a new perspective of your surroundings. Your footage will gradually add depth to the scene, and the audience will develop a greater understanding of the environment. Bird’s Eye View Use your aircraft to capture a bird’s eye view as it films from up to down....
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How to Create a Mirror Effect with Drones

It is fascinating to see surreal worlds in movies such as Doctor Strange, Inception and Upside Down. Cool visual effects like bending reality and mirror worlds are staples of blockbuster movies. Have you ever dreamed of making your own mind-bending world? Well, you don't need to be a master of...
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Shooting Great Looking Video Made Easy

You’ve been trying to get good video footage, but it seldom looks as good as other peoples and it’s beginning to frustrate you, well don’t worry it’s a common problem. The good news for you is that getting some cinematic drone video footage it’s easier than you think. If...

6 Things You Need to Know for Long Exposure by Filter

Landscape photographers often use long exposure to blur movement. For this series of photos I used a ND64 filter to achieve a long exposure with my Phantom during (late) daylight. The photos are made at two different waterfalls in Iceland. The new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 give...

How to Use Spark’s Pano Mode

Sometimes in aerial photography, you want to capture more and go beyond the frame size. But how do you reach a crystal clear, wide-angle image with the Spark's 25mm equivalent lens? Spark’s panorama mode can help you achieve that. Now, let’s take a look at how to use Spark’s Panorama mode...

DJI Drone Cinematic Shooting Tips

DJI drones enable casual users to take beautiful shots in their everyday life or on vacation. However, skilled professionals who use drones to film movies and TV shows can capture footage that’s often distinctly more beautiful and powerful. How do they do this? Well, take a closer look at...

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...
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Wow Your Friends With Your Cool Drone Selfies

Are you disheartened by how uncool you look in selfies? Never had an Instagram-worthy photo? Or you are just not a big fan of selfies because you can’t imagine it to be stunning? Leave the past behind. Drones open up a whole new world of selfies possibilities. Here are some...

DJI Mavic Adventures: Film the Action Like a Pro

The Mavic Pro is the drone what was built inside and out for one thing: adventure. Its foldable design packs well for traveling on or off the trail. A 40mph max speed and 30-minute flight time catch all the action with ease. And with a 4K camera on a...

Creative! How to Light Paint with Your Drone

Light painting is a very interesting topic and in this tip, I will show you how you can paint with your drone. What you gonna need? Of course, a drone with some signal lights or you can equip it with some extra lights. A camera with the ability to take...

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...
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6 Photo Modes Every Aerial Photographer Needs to Know

Ever wondered what other DJI photo settings you have besides the standard Single Shot? Many pilots, especially newbies, are not familiar with all the settings available to them. All DJI drone models support Single, Multiple, AEB and Timed shot. However, newer models like Mavic Pro and Spark have added...
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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...

How to Shoot Horizontal Panoramas with your drone

Back in early 2013, after having flown the original Phantom 1 Phantom On Sales Now!  for about 2 weeks, I realized that adding a camera and taking still images while hovering, would be so much fun. And quickly thereafter I started doing aerial panoramas. Today I would like to walk you...

How to Shoot High Water in the River by Phantom

When there has been a lot of rain in Germany and/or a lot of melting water from the Alps, the water level in the river IJssel in the Netherlands rises and the river is much broader than usual. This usually happens during winter months and creates a great opportunity...
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5 Tips for Smoother, Pro-level Aerial Drone Footage

Devotion, patience, endurance, and happiness — all these are hallmarks of love. If you do something you love, you approach it with the same traits. The same goes for drones. When we fall in love with drones, we fall for the incredible footage that they can capture from the...

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...