What You'll Learn
Introduction to Drone Photography
Let’s get this thing started! We’re in Norway about to go take some insane photos with our DJI drone. You’ll meet Max, go over the gear you’ll need for this lesson, and start getting STOKED about drone photography.
Best Settings for the Best Photos
Taking great photos is all about knowing how best to use your gear. This section is a deep dive into DJI drones and which settings to use in different scenarios. We’ll do a complete drone settings walkthrough, covering the best settings for shooting either quickly or for the highest quality results.
Composing Drone Landscapes: Mountain Ridge
In our first shooting segment, we’re headed to Mardalsfossen, a beautiful waterfall in Norway that’s best captured from the air. Here, Max will cover composition when shooting with a drone: including the rule of thirds, shot variation, when to use certain angles, and how to bracket images to not blow out highlights and shadows.
Max's Essential Apps for Flying
In this segment, Max runs through apps he uses every time he flies his drone. You’ll learn which apps to use to help you scout location and find the best light, apps to read weather and flying forecasts, and apps to help you fly legally and follow drone regulations.
Finding Your Subject
In our second shooting segment, Max takes flight to show you how to capture more than just a pretty view. He’ll cover the best tips and tricks for composing shots with a subject, as well as how to read the light for the best image and how to fly legally in populated areas.
Editing On Mobile: Max’s Workflow
Now that we have some amazing shots, let’s dive into the editing process. First up, Max shows you his mobile workflow for quickly posting to social media. He’ll run through apps like VSCO, Lightroom Mobile, and Unfold before walking you through how to color correct drone photos and make your landscape shots pop.
Editing In Lightroom CC: AEB & Pano-Stitching
Editing in the field is efficient, but if you’re looking to further refine your image you’ll want to throw in onto your computer. In this segment, Max covers color correction, lens distortion correction, removing unwanted artifacts, and de-noising.
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