19 Aug Tips on Improving Your Drone Photography
Shoot in RAW format
Regardless of the type of photography you are interested in, a professional photographer will always shoot in RAW format. It’s because the RAW format will automatically make your picture flawless, correcting in elements such as the exposure or color precision.
And since we are talking about drone photography here. This technique is very effective. Do not limit the pictures in compressing it into .jpg format. Instead, make the most out of your camera and capture the highest possible resolution of a picture.
Always keep this in mind, what would you feel if you are about to capture the best drone picture with the opportunities given, and you’ll be disappointed because of the poor quality resolution? It can be really frustrating at times, therefore, consider this technique more than anything else.
Opt for manual mode
As much as possible, you should opt for manual mode as it can provide you greater control of the ISO level and the shutter speed that you wanted. Not all application will let you know if you are already under-exposed or not. Since this is a drone, the half-released shutter button is not applicable.
You can try by switching into auto mode, first and see what it can offer, then you can try switching back again to manual mode and you can copy what you have seen in the auto mode.
Lowest possible ISO
As what we’ve mentioned above, since this is a drone that we are talking about, you might want to ensure that you are shooting at the lowest possible ISO. This will let you have 100 on phantom three that minimizes the noise in the drone photos. It will keep your photos sharp, simple, and detailed.
However, of course, if you are shooting at night then you should not opt for the lowest possible ISO anyway. But do not go over 3 seconds exposure. Just increase the level of your ISO but make sure that you stick within the 3 seconds range.
Dealing with shaky photos
In order to capture great drone photos, you might need to deal with the wind up high. Even though the machine itself will try to keep stable as much as it can, there’s no guarantee especially if it gets higher and higher.
Therefore, you should make sure that you do not go over 3 seconds shutter speed. There are some photographers who tend to go as high as 8 seconds shutter speeds and will most likely end up with shaky photos. If you don’t want to end up like them, as what we’ve mentioned above, always choose the 3 seconds range.
Edit your photos
There’s nothing wrong with editing your photos. In order to make sure that your drone picture it as its best, you should consider editing your photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. It will make a difference, and it can also give more life to your photos and make it sharper.
Now that you know the basics of drone photography, you can rest assured that you will most likely enjoy your photo-shooting experience with your drone. Do not worry because as you spend more time with your drone, you will be able to develop your technique soon enough.