Drones are most commonly used for aerial photography and video, but to ensure you’re getting the most out of your new drone you’ll want to make sure you know everything there is to know about aerial photography! Here are the top five tips you need to know to get the best photos and videos possible using your drone.
- Use the best camera
One of the best parts of photography using a drone is that there is no need to commit to one specific camera. It only makes sense that you will achieve the best results when using the most technologically advanced camera. A GoPro fixated to your drone is the best combination. GoPro’s are lightweight and low profile, so they wont weight down your drone, which will also increase fly time.
- Location, location, location!
It’s very important that you choose the location of your photography wisely, especially if you’re not completely comfortable operating your drone! Ensure you’re in an open area that is free of wooded areas, infrastructure, people, animals, etc. You don’t want to damage your expensive drone by running it into a tree or other object.
- Educate yourself on your machines
If you are unfamiliar with how your drone or camera works, you’re not going to achieve the best quality aerial photography. Before your drone takes flight, make sure you know all of its ideal settings, and are comfortable operating it – the same goes for your camera. It is important to know how your drone works and how your camera works before lift off.
- Discover GPS mode
This is an excellent setting when you’re looking for completely uninterrupted and crystal clear photos. Most new drones have a GPS component, which will allow you to choose a preflight path. For example the new 3DR Solo Drone has build in GPS to make flying and aerial photography a snap. The drone will hover and stabilize on its own once you have navigated it to your desired location.
- Fly high!
The higher your drone goes, the wider surface area your drone can cover. You’ll be surprised by the quality of photos that are actually taken farther away from your target!