We can be blown away by the sheer number of technical aspects we need to learn about aerial photography using our drone cameras. Seeing the view from a bird’s eye view can be mind-blowing, especially for a first-timer. But because we want to make better photos and create stunning images, we have to learn a few tips and hacks and become a better photographer.
If you are into aerial photography or are just thinking about getting your first drone, you may need to learn a few tricks. Here are some things you have to keep in mind:
Stay calm, fly safe, and be collected
The first thing you want to do when you open that box with your drone in it is to fly it and test it out. Try to stop yourself because you may end up in an accident that will leave your drones in pieces.
One of the most important things you can do is read the manual, watch the training videos, and ask someone to teach you the basics of flying a drone. There are also restrictions when it comes to flying these things, so you may want to catch up on that and not get into any legal trouble.
Choose the better location always
To be a better photographer, you have to stand in front of better stuff. Drones will put us above and around interesting places. However, it still takes a good eye and some post-processing stuff to create amazing photos. Get up early and see the sunrise or go out later in the day and take some snaps of the sunset.
Seek interesting locations where you can witness texture, lines, and shadows. If you feel the need to shoot from above, try a little lower and you may get an amazing shot of the sunrise or sunset from the rooftops of buildings.
Put on finishing touches
After you’ve downloaded the images, immediately select the better ones because you may feel sluggish afterward. Once you have selected the best images, you have to make further adjustments, corrections, and enhancements. Many software programs can remove the imperfections and intensify the best features of the photos.
Share your photos
Don’t let your photos just sit in your memory card. Share your images! People enjoy seeing aerial photos and you can browse through other’s photos, too.
Share your knowledge about what you learned, too, by posting articles and blogs. You can also print and hang these photos and surround your homes with stunning imagery.