To capture a beautiful and high-quality picture from a quadrocopter on your own, you need to try very hard. Do not forget that you need to convey a sense of depth for a good shot. In this article, we will tell you how to take high-quality shots using an unmanned aerial vehicle.
If we compare shooting from an unmanned aerial vehicle and using a camera, then the drone has a much wider view. Thus, with this device, you can get more beautiful and interesting pictures of the landscape.
We recommend experimenting when shooting from a quadcopter, changing the height and angle so that you can get several different shots of the same object.
If you lower the lens when shooting a subject, the picture may turn out flat and boring. It’s better to experiment with shooting by tilting the lens slightly at an angle. This method will help you convey a sense of depth in the photo.
6 tips for better photography
1. Foreground and background are very important.
Experienced photographers know that the frame space is divided into three parts: the foreground, the background, and the subject.
Now let’s take a closer look at what this means. As you understand, the foreground is the space between the camera and the subject. As for the background, this is the space behind the object.
Both shots play an important role in shooting. Thanks to them, you can make a sense of the depth of the shooting, which will give the photo more expressiveness.
There is a tricky trick: by partially hiding the subject behind the foreground, you can create a distinct sense of depth.
The second interesting technique is underlining the background, if you want to emphasize the depth of the frame space.
2. Lines of approach.
Lines can create a sense of depth in space that will surprise anyone who looks at such a frame.
Lines can significantly increase depth. Just look at this boat in the photo. Indeed, it is amazing!
To highlight specific parts of the photo, you can shoot elongated objects. Shadows will be a great option.
This only applies to shots where the objects are in front, not behind. For you to understand, let’s look at the example of a DSLR camera. To blur the background, you will need to increase the aperture, as well as apply manual focus.
It should be understood that when shooting from the air with a quadcopter, it will be quite difficult to achieve blur. In this situation, it is recommended to turn to nature.
Pay attention to the fog and clouds, because they can add elegance and charm to the photo. With a little experimentation, you can achieve the most amazing and delightful shots.
You can take photos much deeper if you use color contrast. This is a great way to make your photo look much better.
Experienced photographers know that warm colors reduce distance, while cool colors have the opposite effect. Thus, you can use this knowledge to make the maximum depth of the photo. Take advantage and you won’t regret it.
Colors are important in photography. They allow you to influence the human perception of space. If we talk about light colors, then they allow you to make the object a little larger and closer. If we talk about dark colors, then everything happens the other way around.
Find the perfect balance between white and black. If you manage to do this, then you can take photos that will always have depth.
5. Vertical photo.
Try taking a horizontal and then a vertical photo of the same location. Now compare these two pictures. See? The vertical shot is much deeper than the horizontal shot.
Let’s see why this happens? The fact is that a vertical photo allows you to get more detailed details than a horizontal version.
6. Do not be afraid to create, and you will get excellent results.
The last tip, which will also allow you to create a depth effect. We are talking about photo post-processing.
If you take a look at the photo above, you can see how the photographer was able to process an ordinary shot, giving it an interesting effect that you could see in the movie Inception. If you repeat this effect, you can add depth to the photo, and in general, you will get an amazing shot that will amaze anyone.
Now take a look at another photo, which is also located above. Photographer Panvelvet was able to capture this incredible shot, which looks like something out of a science fiction movie, using a Phantom 4 Pro drone. By the way, this photographer was able to win the SkyPixel competition, which was held in 2018. Practice and you, too, can become a winner in one of these competitions.
Of course, you need to try to capture a high-quality frame, but do not forget about photo processing. With the help of processing, you can turn an ordinary photograph into something truly unique and delightful.
Now you know 6 tips that will help you take unimaginable photos with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle. Take a drone and go in search of amazing shots.