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5 Easy, Beautiful Drone Shots

Learn how to capture five simple and easy cinematic drone shots. These shots look beautiful and result in awesome looking drone footage. Getting beautiful and cinematic drone footage can sometimes be challenging to capture. Check out our video tutoral where we cover five simple and easy cinematic drones shots and how to execute them! These shots look great and are absolutely worth trying.

How to Take Great Drone Photos

Everyone wants to be able to take incredible looking aerial drone photos, right? Well snapping the best looking pictures from the sky requires more than simply just owning a drone. You've got to consider 3 main settings and understand how to use them together to capture the perfect shot. Watch this video tutorial to learn what these 3 settings are, and how to configure them for taking great looking drone photos.

Mavic Pro Camera Settings

Drones are incredible tools for taking breathtaking photos and videos from entirely new angles. They are light, portable, and easy to fly. Most of them even shoot in 4K for ultra-sharp video footage. But shooting in 4K isn't the only setting that helps make your drone footage look great. Color, style, and exposure settings are equally important, and putting careful consideration into these settings can greatly improve your video quality. Check out this video where we go over the absolute BEST camera settings for both casual fliers and professional filmmakers.

Connecting to DroneDeploy

Having trouble connecting your drone to the DroneDeploy mobile application? No problem. Thankfully, through some trial and error, we've developed a reliable system for getting your DJI Drone to connect with DroneDeploy successfully. Watch this video to see how its done!

DroneDeploy Review

You purchased a drone because of its amazing ability to capture beautiful photos and video from angles you'd never before seen. If you've had the chance to do some research, you've probably realized that drones can do much more than simply taking pretty pictures. An increasingly popular application gaining traction among drone pilots is DroneDeploy. Learn whether this app is right for you.

How to Take RAW DNG Photos

How to take RAW DNG photos on all DJI drones, important for professional photography work and for delivering final products to clients.

Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography is an under-appreciated tactic that can be used by drone photographers and can add an artistic twist that will impress your clients. In short, long exposure photography is the practice of shooting photos by using longer exposure times than necessary to capture a properly exposed photo. Exposure time is the length of time when the digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light, also when a camera's shutter is open when taking a photograph. Long exposure photography is perfect for many of the subjects typically shot by drone photographers, including landscapes, architecture, and bodies of water.

Doing More with Point of Interest

Learn to easily capture beautiful drone video using DJI's Point of Interest intelligent flight mode. Send your drone on an automatic flight path around a subject using Point of Interest, and adjust altitude, distance, and camera tilt of your drone mid-flight for a variety of creative and cinematic shots. See how to setup Point of Interest, as well as example shots to try while flying.

Getting Started with Cinemagraphs

This tutorial will help you learn how to use animations that can add flare and interest to your photos, and bring your still drone photos to life. Cinemagraphs can be used to capture user interest on Instagram or Twitter, or for other marketing purposes including residential and commercial real estate listings.

Drone Height Overview

If you don't have much experience with drone photography, and don't live in a skyscraper, it might be hard to visualize what exactly views from different heights might look like. For those who fly drones for a living, it can often be difficult to communicate to others how certain shots will look from various heights. We hope this article and video will make it easier for everyone to know precisely what a drone can, and cannot, capture from 400 feet to ground-level.

DJI Mavic Controller Overview

Learn about what all the control sticks, buttons, and dials do on the DJI Mavic Pro controller, how to fly, and see examples of the controller in action.

Mavic Display Overview

The DJI Mavic Pro controller display screen contains valuable information which updates in real-time as you’re flying. Check out our 4 minute video tutorial to learn what all of the different icons and numbers mean, and how they can help you while flying.

5 Best Uses for Tripod Mode in Drone Video Projects

Tripod Mode is an extremely versatile intelligent flight mode available on DJI Spark, Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro, and Phantom 4 Advanced. It enables fine control of your drone for recording smooth footage and cinematic shots. The maximum speed of your drone is limited to 2.2mph (Spark and Mavic) or 5.6mph (Phantom 4 series), which may not sound fun, but Tripod Mode comes in handy for a variety of projects and applications.

Take Amazing HDR Drone Photos & Save Time Editing

Learn how to take beautiful HDR drone photos using AEB, and how to accelerate processing by editing multiple HDR shots at once in Adobe Lightroom.

How To Create Panoramas & Tiny Planets

anoramic photos are really just several photos stitched together to make one really wide photo. There are different kinds of panoramas, all of which can be taken to the next level when shot with a drone. They all have roughly the same process for shooting and editing, but you can choose to get creative when stitching them together.

Using White Balance to Your Advantage

White balance is a key component in all photography, and is essential when capturing accurate recreations of a scene and keeping it as realistic as possible. Auto white balance does a pretty good job of balancing color temperatures in most lighting scenarios, and that’s why people tend to forget about it. It is one of those things that, when correct, goes unnoticed, but when incorrect, is quite obvious and can ruin a photo or video.

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