A different drone story
Updated: Sep 1, 2019
Do you want to increase the type of images you can capture? Most drone articles talk about what they can do for your videography; well I am here to talk about photography.
I will admit when I got my first drone at the beginning of the year, I looked at it as just another neat toy. Quickly, I came to see some of the great advantages it could have with my photography. With a drone I was able to get in positions that would have been logistically difficult, if not impossible.
Here is an example from yesterday. While driving home I liked the way the light and clouds were moving over the valley. There were no safe places were I could pull over to take some images. The drone allowed me to pull off in a safe location and capture this image.
One of the biggest changes with my new drone is the quality of the camera. I just purchased the DJI Mavic 2 Pro which has a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor. This means that you have a higher quality picture with much more dynamic range. Couple that with a F/2.8-F/11 adjustable aperture which allows for more control of how you capture images.
A great use for drones is to explore places you can not easily access. I live in an area with a lot of beautiful old homesteads. Many people are drawn to places like this, but please remember that many are on private property and trespassing is not ok.
I really enjoy being able to get up close and at the right angle to get shots like this.
Last but not least, being able to do "gods eye" shots always adds an unique perspective. We get used to seeing images a certain way everyday, and unless you are a pilot this is not an angle most people see on a regular basis.
To maximize the usefulness of your drone, you need to make sure you have enough batteries to keep you in the air. The best way to store, transport and keep your Mavic 2 Pro in the air is with the DJI Mavic 2 ProDJI Fly More Kit.
I have only had my Mavic 2 Pro for about a week, so I am looking forward to getting more practice and seeing all the cool images I can capture with it.
In the comments, please share what you have found most useful about your drone when it comes to photography.