How to Take Better Snaps With Your Quadcopter

Author James Mash 26.5.2016. | 14:37

Drone photography or quadcopter photography is not a new phenomenon anymore. People from all over the world are going for quadcopters and one big reason is for their ability to take quality snaps from the top. Think about it for a second. Would you have gone for a quadcopter if it did not have a good camera? Some people do for drone racing and other stuff but it is still a rare case. Anyway, in this article, we will talk about how you can take better snaps with your quadcopter.

We will not only be focusing on the best quadcopter models that are available out there in this article. This is a general article and the ideas can be applied to any camera drone that you have. Do you know that there are people with awesome DSLRs who take really bad snaps? On the other hand, there are a lot of people who do not have such good cameras, but they do wonders with their cell phones. It is not bad to have a great camera or a camera based professional drone but the idea is simple. You should be able to, and you should know how to use the device to its fullest. That is where we are trying to focus, and that is also the reason why we are writing these generic tips for you. These tips and strategies can be applied to any camera based quadcopter or drone.

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There are two things that you need to be a great photographer with your drone. The first thing is obviously a quadcopter with a decent enough camera. You should not expect indoor models to take quality snaps so keep that in mind. The second thing that you need is the desire and the mindset to take quality images. That’s it. Now that you are ready, let’s start the actual action.

Raw Mode is Awesome

Always try to take the shot in a raw mode. There are a lot of us who take their snaps in an edited or themed version which takes away a lot from the original image. That is not a good idea. If you want to take a mesmerizing snap, take it in raw mode and then you have greater freedom to edit it later on. Make sure that your camera settings are in raw mode.

Avoid Bad Weather

When you are taking shots from the ground, you do not have the luxury to avoid bad weathers. If the weather is bad, the only option then is to wait. When you are taking snaps with a quadcopter, you can actually avoid bad weather. If it is foggy from 100 feet up, try 200 feet. You can easily change your height and angle to test which will give you a decent shot.

Go High Up

The biggest benefit of having a camera quadcopter is the ability to take snaps from the top-down view. This is one reason that makes quadcopters different. Why wouldn’t you utilize that potential? Simply go high up to the maximum limit of your area and start taking those shots. You will be amazed to see the results, trust us!

Avoid Low Lights

This is no-brainer. When you are shooting from high up in the sky, you have to make sure that you are not facing low light issues. When we shoot from the surface, we do not really face low light problems as there are lights on the streets, buildings and so on. At the same time, we also have flash in quality camera devices. The case is not exactly the same when it is a quadcopter. Therefore, you have to make sure that you are able to avoid low lighting while taking a shot.

Think like a Pro

You may not be a professional but always try to think like a pro when you are taking snaps. There is really no point in taking one hundred snap at a time and later finding out that there is only one or two good ones among those. Try to take fewer photos but good ones. The only way to do it is by thinking before you are clicking.

 

If you can manage to follow these steps, you will easily turn out to be a better drone photographer or as they call it, the dronegrapher. You can get a more in deth look at drone photography at HalfChrome Drones We wish you best of luck.

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Author James Mash 26.5.2016. | 14:37
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