DJI Photo Academy

DJI Drone Photography – Blur vs. Focus – Aerial Photography Article

DJI has created an entirely new sector of working photographers. These are aerial drone photographers, many of whom are trying to raise their skill level with a yearning to earn a few dollars or establish a new career.  The DJI Phantom, Mavic, and Inspire lineup of drones has made aerial camera placement and operation an uncomplicated process. What is not so simple yet is the basic understanding of photography.  Some of the fundamentals, like types of blur & focus, are…

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Image Size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 for Drone Photography? – Aerial Photography Article

Image size 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 – there is plenty of uncertainty around this particular camera menu setting in the DJIGo4 app. What do all those numbers mean, and which is our wise option? The app menu name image size may be misleading in itself, as it might be assumed by the drone operator that the larger numbers mean a larger image size. This is not the case. For instance, 16:9 is the smallest file size recorded of the options below.In…

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Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified (Part 2) – Aerial Photography Article

This is part two of a three-part blog about video settings on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, with the integrated Hasselblad camera. A quick look back at part one will refresh your memory. In that blog, we discussed the options for video formats, codecs, and containers; things often overlooked or misunderstood by amateur videographers. The conclusion was this: you do not have to use the highest resolution, the fastest frame rate, or the new H.265 (HVEC) codec. In fact, unless…

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Manual Camera Exposure with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro – Aerial Photography Article

The dreaded exposure triangle – this is the topic in our DJI Aerial Photography Academy which causes much unnecessary anguish. The “exposure triangle” is the foundation upon which photography is built. The triangle is simply a metaphorical graphic which aids us in creating a photo with good exposure. The triangle is simple for some, yet perplexing for others to grasp. In order to feel comfortable operating your camera, which may be hand-held, on a tripod or attached to a flying…

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