Consumer drones and quadcopters have become the hottest new gear in photography, whether you're a professional photographer or an amateur shooter. These "flying tripods" have given photographers the ability to place their cameras virtually anywhere they want, creating still images and video footage that were previously impossible to capture. Many photographers have a drone or quadcopter right at the top of their "I want" list. And many others have already purchased a drone a bit ahead of the curve.
No matter what model one may own – DJI, 3DR, Yuneec, GoPro – all of these photographers need to learn how to put this new gear to good use in their aerial photography. They need to learn how to safely operate and fly a drone, how to create compelling photos and video, and how to make their work stand out from the crowd in this exciting new field.
The Photographer's Guide to Drones explains everything photographers need to know about drones and quadcopters in order to, literally, take their photography to new levels.
Photographer and author Colin Smith guides the reader along, as he teaches:
- How to fly a drone, including practice flight patterns and controller tips that will help readers master the basics
- New rules of composition for aerial photography as they apply to drone and quadcopter imagery
- How to create the best files for both still photos and video
- Post-processing techniques unique to aerial photography that readers need to know, such as how to make videos look both dynamic and smooth
Photographer's Guide to Drones also features award-winning and beautiful aerial photography. Plus, at the beginning of each of the book's eight chapters, beautiful three-page fold-out images inspire readers on their journey to creating images that truly stand above the crowd.