How to Properly use Drone Photography in Your Event.
The key is to master both the techniques of drone piloting and those of aerial photography.
The following tips can help you do just that:
1. Know and Respect Regulations
OK, let’s get this out of the way first. Before launching your drone into the sky, you should know that there are ares where droned are not permitted.
2. Camera Settings
You have to master basic camera settings. While some drone models allow camera settings to be adjusted remotely, most others don’t have this feature. In general, be prepared before the drone takes off–most of them only have a half hour battery life to work with. You don’t want to be stuck configuring the camera as those precious few minutes tick by.
3. Weather Conditions
Significantly impacting drone control and shooting, weather can make or break your aerial photos and videos.
You should avoid flying your drone when weather conditions are sub-optimal, such as reduced visibility (night, fog,), extreme temperatures, strong winds or heavy rain. Of course, you could be trying to capture those adverse weather situations. As long as you’re comfortable with the risks–go get those crazy shots!
4. Use the Histogram
Histogram is a useful, and often neglected, tool in some drone models. Learn how to use histogram, which helps you get perfectly exposed images, especially for landscapes and large spaces.
5. Turn on the AEB Mode
Another practical tool is the Auto Exposure Bracketing. AEB Mode enables you to take multiple successive frames of the same composition. You can later choose the best from bracketed images or use them to create a High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo that blends all images in one for the best effect.
6. Opt for the RAW Format
The RAW format is preferred by professional photographers. It gives you post-production access to your work. Using post-processing software, you can go back and tweak colors or correct flaws with ease.