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Drones 101: Photo and video tipsGet better photos and videos from your drone flights with these simple tips for beginner fliers.
One of the main reasons to get a drone is to take photos and videos from the air. Here is some tips to help improve your drone photography. First up, it is good idea to plan your shots because you only have a limited flight time. Most drone batteries last fifteen to twenty minutes. If you can, set the camera to sheet in raw format rather than jpeg. This will give you much more control over any corrections when editing photos. GoPro uses content on Protune mode. It might sound obvious but don't forget to clean your lens. Dust and dirt from previous flights can build up. When you fly is also important. Just after sunrise and before sunset is golden hour. Light is softer and redder than at any other time of day. Choose a focal point for your images, like a building or structure. [MUSIC] Don't forget to use the rule of thirds which also applies to photos taken in the sky. Live view is your best friend when flying a drone. Use the stream on your phone, tablet or remote to position the lens where you want it. When filming video, go slow and smooth on the controls rather than making fast movements unless, of course, you want to make your audience throw up. A basic move to try is the crane shot. Stop the current flying and pan the camera to keep the subject in frame, then move the throttle gently up or down. If you find you're getting propellers in your shots, just tilt the camera angle down slightly. And third, we get to experiment, like changing up your camera's field of view. The wider setting captures a lot, but you might lose your subject in the frame. [MUSIC]