200+ flights later, I’ve noticed that the camera on the drone can be used for more than just dodging trees and angry birds. Since that clumsy first flight, my South African aerial photography photos have been displayed in exhibitions, published in DJI’s Above The World drone photography book and some even featured on Daily Mail and other online publications.
Looking back, there are 10 tips I wish I knew from the start, and I would like to present them to you now:
1.Be comfortable, be safe, be relaxed
2.The magic-hour is golden
3.Use the grid thingy
4.Shoot in raw with D-log mode
5.Bracket your photos (AEB)
7.Look down every now and again
8.Get yourself a photo editing tool, fool!
If all your photos start to look the same, it is probably a good idea to stop flying the same spot. Get your family or friends and go have an adventure, the new areas you visit might provide you with some much-needed variety in your portfolio.
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