Any photographer who values himself has played the physical climbing or climbing all kinds of structures in order to get a good shot. To get a different perspective than we have with our feet on earth is something we long for even in our dreams.
No wonder, therefore, the boom of multirotor drones. Its first massive application has been in the audiovisual field since being able to fly a camera opens a new world in terms of creative possibilities and composition of shots.
In the world of Drone Photography Singapore and video terrestrial, the trend is to buy a team that exceeds our level to improve with practice and not be short of equipment. Few are those who try to seriously start photography with a compact camera, there is no greater problem to start with a SLR than our economy or size.
In the field of Drone Photography Singapore, it is advisable to take it more calmly. Without experience it is easy to pay thousands of euros and lose the drone or make it worse at the beginning of change. The first step is to take control. For this nothing better than a simple mini-drone of interior without camera with which to practice with the sticks of the transmitter.
The marketing of drone manufacturers usually emphasize the ease with which they are piloted, that they have back home and that we will never lose them or even dodge objects. You have to know how to read between the lines and see that everything is “help”, nothing and nobody guarantees that they will always work, in any condition and environment. You have to know how to fly without help.
Before taking off always check the condition of the lens glass and clean it. In the course of a day, both when landing / taking off as in flight, it is normal to get adhered dust, fragments of vegetation, insects, etc. To take pictures do not use ND filters. They are only useful in video recording to reduce the automatic shutter speed.
Do not take too much height. From 50 to 120 meters above the ground we will lose the proximity effect that the drone gives us and the photos are too similar to those that could already be taken from a helicopter or plane.
Most drone cameras mount wide-angle lenses: the depth between planes expands. What is far, seems even further away when photographing it. The most spectacular photos are achieved by overlapping different depth planes that give volume and depth to the scene.
The crown of a tree in the foreground, or any other object in height will help convey the sense of height. Even if you’re flying, try to apply the rules of classical photography composition. Placing the main object at the points of intersection of the thirds is basic.
Forget the sky. It is the easy resource of aerial photography. Take advantage of the possibilities of the drone and place the camera in a zenith or less than 45º above the ground. You will get really innovative perspectives.
Risking is always expensive, especially when carrying a flying camera. In most cases the best shot does not imply that it should be the most risky. We must always minimize the risks to the equipment and fly safe.