CHAPTER 4

SHOOTING PHOTOGRAPHS WITH A DRONE

DRONES HAVE BEEN CALLED FLYING TRIPODS and tripods in the sky. Essentially, you have a flying camera that’s capable of hovering in place. With today’s drone technology, this can be a very stable shooting platform. One of the things I have noticed about aerial drone photography is that people initially fly as high as they can to take a photo. There is nothing wrong with that, and it’s really thrilling the first few times you do it. When you look through your FPV and see your copter take off for the first time, it’s an incredible feeling. You are vicariously soaring the skies through your flying machine!

Let me tell you a story about my aerial composition style. One of the things that I noticed fairly ...

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