Drone photography has experienced a lot of changes and has advanced rapidly. In fact, it is changing the way people view the world. Without getting out of the ground, you can capture aerial images of some of the incredible locations on earth. However, the process of flying a drone has its challenges.
Find Locations to Fly
Before getting outside, you can spend some time looking for various locations to fly. Remember that drone photography involves determining where to fly. Therefore, there is a need to spend time doing research. You can use Google Earth as the tool to determine where you can fly your drone. The fact that Google Earth has a 3D function, it means you can see details on the map.
Know When to Fly
As you know, weather conditions keep changing. Therefore, there is a need to stay up-to-date with the latest information and keep on monitoring it when flying the drone. The appropriate weather for flying the drone is when there is excellent lighting outside, and there is minimal wind. You should note that wind can make flying a bit difficult and make your batteries to drain a lot.
Plan Your Shoot
It does not matter how bad the weather is, the trick to getting high-quality images is to a location that has an interesting composition. Thus, there is a need to plan your shoot accordingly. You should note that strategically captured shots have the ‘wow’ factor, which most aerial photos do not have.
Experiment with Height
When flying a drone, you should note that there are restrictions on how high you can fly, considering the area. Also, flying too high is not a good idea. When it comes to aerial photography, you may find it difficult to get the best composition when there are a lot of things going on. Instead of trying to get into one shot, try to fly your drone a bit lower or even getting closer to the subject.
Try Creating a Panorama
You should note that most drones currently on the market do not use wide-angle lenses. Although it is not needed in aerial photography, there are times it can be of help.