Drone images has gotten increasingly in style, and earlier this 12 months Trey and I made a decision we wished to offer it a strive. We acquired a number of suggestions from mates and after doing slightly extra analysis, we determined to purchase the DJI Mavic Air (with the Fly Extra combo). We’ve taken it on a number of holidays this 12 months already and have additionally used it at residence. For instance, the picture above was one thing Trey wished to strive, and we took it simply in our entrance yard. Ha.
Right here is a photograph we took of the resort we stayed in a number of weeks in the past for our five-year anniversary. I at all times love getting ocean pictures with the drone now since you get to see all the colour variations from seaweed and different ocean life.
Trey and I each LOVE images. As you could already know, Trey runs our app firm, A Colour Story, so he’s fairly immersed in telephone images on a regular basis. I primarily take meals pictures and different issues like that for our weblog. So after we go on trip it’s most likely not shocking that attending to mess around with images (on our telephones, DSLRs, or a particular digital camera like our drone) is one in all our favourite actions. Our drone is tremendous straightforward to make use of and works with a distant that attaches to your telephone. I might advocate flying it a number of instances earlier than taking it on a trip, or flying over massive our bodies of water simply so you’re feeling actually assured touchdown it. Nevertheless it’s significantly tremendous easy and you don’t want to be tech-savvy to make use of it.
The one actual downside is it’s fairly loud when it’s taking off or touchdown. If you happen to’ve by no means flown a drone, or been round somebody who was, it sounds form of like an enormous beetle or one thing. It makes a reasonably loud buzzing noise, because it flies with propellors, much like a helicopter (a mini one, anyway). For that reason, flying a drone is a bit, nicely, embarrassing in sure settings. It may really feel slightly disruptive, so simply pay attention to your environment. There are additionally some areas that don’t enable drones, so for positive examine into that in case you don’t know. This actually isn’t a giant deal although. I keep in mind feeling tremendous self-conscious to tug out my massive DSLR digital camera in sure settings. It’s form of an identical factor to that. The primary factor to recollect is that in case you’re not disrupting others—IMHO it’s OK to take pleasure in your passion. 🙂
Identical to high-quality DSLR cameras, drones are additionally fairly an funding. If you happen to don’t love images like we do, then it’s most likely not price it to you.
Listed here are a number of pictures we took on our Norway journey earlier this 12 months. I really like getting aerial pictures of oceans or buildings, however a drone additionally simply permits you get larger up so you will get higher panorama pictures in some settings. Trey additionally likes to get brief video clips with the drone, which is why we purchased one which works nicely for each video and nonetheless pictures. I actually take pleasure in video too, however I actually love framing pictures (or simply printing for our annual picture album I do), so nonetheless images is the place it’s at for me.
Someday this summer season, I’d actually wish to get a drone picture above a swimming pool someplace. Unsure when that’s gonna occur but it surely’s on my summer season bucket record. 🙂
And two different photographers I LOVE who additionally use drones of their work are Arielle Vey (@ariellevey) and Colby Moore (@colbyshootspeople), so examine them out if you wish to get impressed! xo. Emma