Drone photography tips and camera settings | STEP BY STEP

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Here is the best settings and tips for drone photography.

I take you through each important settings for photography and explain why it helps. Feel free to skip to the below sections.

SECTIONS:

1- IMAGE SIZE/ RATIO @0:52
2- JPEG VS RAW @1:21
3- WHITE BALANCE @ 2:15
4- HISTOGRAM @ 2:43
5- FRONT LEDs @ 3:42
6- OVER EXPOSURE WARNING @ 4:00
7- PEAKING THRESHOLD @ 4:20
8- AF ASSISTANT/ MF ASSISTANT @ 4:37
9- GRIDS/ LINES & DIAGONALS @ 4:52
10- ADJUST GIMBAL ROLL @ 5:24
11- ENABLE GIMBAL TILT LIMIT @ 6:00
12- C1 & C1 BUTTONS @ 6:27
13- LONG PRESS ACTION @ 7:05

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VIDEO CREDITS:
Professional Photography Tips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ2CMGw35yb3BZieF60_rWA

FlytPath
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFlytPath

Billy Kyle
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIExVohZChd5Z40z8uqdz6A

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— Frequently Asked Questions —
What do you do for a living?
I am a commercial drone photographer, filmmaker & creator. This means brands and companies use our services to provide aerial solutions & content. My clients include luxury resorts, tourism departments, NFP, local & national governments and Film & TV production companies.

Why this channel?
Always loved getting in front and behind a camera (film nerd). Youtube gave me the opportunity to keep this obsession going and an outlet to just be myself, share my knowledge and have fun!

Where are you from?
Malaysian born, grew up in Perth, now live in Melbourne Australia but consider myself as a citizen of the earth. We will probably meet at an airport.

What gear do you use?
Not the brand loyal type, just what works well! …but currently, Sony A7Sii/A7iii/ Nikon D610/ DJI Inspire 2/ Phantom/ Mavic 2/ various bits & bobs. See my gear here: http://bit.ly/2masfgI

Are you sponsored?
No, although I have several affiliated brands that I collab with. If you would like to sponsor my work hit us up 😉 info@uavisuals.com

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UAVISUALS™ (Unmanned Aerial Visual Solutions) is fast becoming Australia’s preferred drone photography and cinematography specialists. We work on content creation for brands globally as well as workshops and corporate training.

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50 Comments

  1. B Drones on September 6, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Excellent video man by any chance can you tell me I just bought the new inspire2 with the x4s For this particular camera as a beginner aspiring photographer I am I better to use raw JPEG or what setting would you recommend to get the most quality out of this camera please let me know I appreciate any help you can advise again as I am a beginner and I have a lot to learn if you can check my channel out give me some criticism and thanks for all your hard work you are the man

  2. Tom Bird on September 6, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Very helpful! Plain and simple, thx

  3. Anthon Gardiner on September 6, 2020 at 10:45 am

    hi i have a p4a is 3:2 ratio better than 4:3

  4. Cess Outdoors on September 6, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Do you know what at the best settings if I want to shoot 4k using Pal? Thank you!

  5. Ascertain Productions on September 6, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Excellent information, Its really useful for me, thank u bro, #Ascertain

  6. BjornWiese on September 6, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Thank you so much! This is so good for someone without a plan what he is doing 😉 cheers

  7. Don HO on September 6, 2020 at 10:51 am

    This channel deserves more subs and views. Thank you for the all the awesome info!!!

  8. Allen Reid on September 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Excellent tips…can’t wait to try out some of them out on my Mavic.

  9. Rex Patton on September 6, 2020 at 10:55 am

    How do I download my SD Card from bird to my compter?  It says microsoft will not open.

  10. Gene Moretti on September 6, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Thank you so much for a great video.

  11. Iron Prophet on September 6, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Nice ending lol!!!

  12. KAI K on September 6, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Big mistake is buying a dji M2P drone that comes with a STUPID and never intelligent battery. These batteries gets pregnant after 9 months of purchase (Battery swells) causing the battery to be ejected from the drone during flight, ending in a crash. dji are so devilish by indicating in their policy that batteries are covered for 6 months only, because they know that at 9 month these batteries are giving birth. And the biggest mistake I did was buying the fly more kit and an additional battery to make it 4 batteries in total. All of the batteries now are swelled up. Mind you that I take good care of my stuff, for the batteries, I always discharge them to 40% if I’m not planing to use for more than 10 days, fully charge and discharge on a regular bases and always stored in a cool place between 15 to 25 degrees in a secure sealed hard case by Nanuk.
    Called dji for replacement, they rejected my request although I have bought the care refresh and the Select member which was never used once…!

  13. Drone Techie on September 6, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Great video

  14. SouthAmerica Strategic Relocation on September 6, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Thanks!

  15. John Eftimiades on September 6, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Very Informative. Well Done

  16. John MacNeill on September 6, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Good review for me. Tks. Easy to listen to

  17. Norma Grady on September 6, 2020 at 11:03 am

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  18. alan humphreys on September 6, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Great video enjoyed the lessons very useful. Thanks for sharing

  19. DRONE IT LET,S FLY on September 6, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Hi m8 I have interference on my footage any ideas

  20. Bonez P on September 6, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Yo what’s up bro. I like ur videos just subbed yesterday. I had a question about what to get Final Cut Pro, premiere, or there’s another one u mentioned in one of ur videos? I’m a noob and using a Mac to editing if that helps with the recommendation. Thanks again!

  21. Dakota on September 6, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Do you shot D-LOG D-CINELIKE ??

  22. B Roli on September 6, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Never shoot on JPEG

  23. jacksonasanchez on September 6, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Hello, excellent information, very good and well condensed. congratulations .. great Job!!

    Can you talk about the mavicair camera? Thank you very much ..

  24. High In The Sky on September 6, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Great video Aaron!! What about the contrast/ sharpness and colour on the P4P. Very interested what you use there 👍

  25. Carlos Jerez on September 6, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Excellent video tips

  26. Aaron Mitchell on September 6, 2020 at 11:16 am

    3:2 aspect ratio is the native aspect ratio for Phantom 4 pro lol more pixels

  27. John MacNeill on September 6, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Thank you for this. Very helpful. Direct and no useless self information like you have a cold or you just had a fight with your girl etc etc

  28. Randy Mennie on September 6, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Great stuff. By the way those exposure lines are called Zebras for obvious reasons. Production video cameras have two sets of those slanting in opposite directions. One set , like the ones here, show you what is over 100% brightness and is overexposed. The other set are usually set to 70% – 72% and are used to set the proper exposure for skin, such as when you’re interviewing someone. If they are lighter skinned you’d have a little more zebra on their face. If they’re darker skinned you’d have less zebra on their face. Obviously you rarely have someone’s face in the middle of a drone shot, so they aren’t really needed. Just a bit of info.

  29. DRONE IT LET,S FLY on September 6, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Sorry its the phantom three standard

  30. Eye From The Sky on September 6, 2020 at 11:18 am

    love your vids! I am slowly getting better with video with my Spark. Uploaded a few to my channel.

  31. Grady Manker on September 6, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Super helpful tips man. Keep up the good work.

  32. Nothing Negative on September 6, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Im so glad I found this video SUBBED

  33. MASSIMO LOCATELLI on September 6, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Good,,,,

  34. Frank Greco on September 6, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Really appreciate this! Thanks

  35. Adam Papworth on September 6, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Great video. Thank you.

  36. JimiRox on September 6, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Excellent tutorial. First one I’ve come across that isn’t titled "BEST" camera settings rather favorite settings, Who’s to say what’s BEST???? Thank you.

  37. Ghost Dj on September 6, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Great tutorial keep doing more awesome man u helped me out alot.

  38. Ryan Musick on September 6, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I didn’t know about the 30 degree upward setting and I’ve been flying my phantom 4 pro for 2 years. Thank u!!

  39. Gerry Stanford on September 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Excellent – clear – concise. Tried to follow along with a few other videos without too much success. Either this information overload finally clicked (pun intended) or you are that good. Let’s choose the latter…shall we? Can’t wait to see the results from my next footage.

  40. Trini Weekes on September 6, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Great video very comprehensive.

  41. OzGemmo on September 6, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Excellent camera tips – and thanks for your very clear information.
    As a drone newbee (mavic pro platinum) can you please point me in the right direction to where I can find answers to the following questions:
    Is there a DJI Go 4 App user manual – can’t get this question answered on DJI Site and they are not explained in the Mavic Pro Manual (2017 version)
    What is the difference between Yaw End Point and Yaw Movement Limit or are these the same things but with different names in a revised Go4 App?
    Where can I find Gain Settings and Brake Gain explained and how they impact drone movement?
    Appreciate any help you you can provide, please.
    Are you living in Melbourne or just visiting – saw the Empress of Tasmania at the start of your settings video?
    Cheers from Down Under

  42. Botros Bishai on September 6, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Brilliant mate

  43. Gheorghe Falcaru on September 6, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Why capture the sky?

  44. Ten Bears on September 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Dear Aaron, I just purchased my Inspire 2 and came across your video – essay this morning, which is the most comprehensive instructional on YouTube. You take the time to EXPLAIN the whats’ and whys’ of drone photography settings and I greatly appreciate it. Great video. Please do more! You are a great instructor and I know your parents are crazy proud of their son.

    TBC

  45. David Robillard on September 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Great video thanks. Awesome hat!

  46. Anthony Casauria on September 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Awedome video, could you do a video in the future on how you get paid work as a drone pilot.
    What is your story, how did you do it?

  47. Alexander Bullen-Genis on September 6, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I was going to make a similar video myself, but now I don’t need to. Awesome job man! Love the work! (Came from Insta, now a Youtube sub as well).

  48. Random Uploads on September 6, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I have the phantom 3 pro. My question is. How in the heck am I able to upload my videos to FB and get the same quality? When you upload a photo or video it comes in pixelated.

  49. Aztec Airbrush on September 6, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Very helpful thanks !

  50. Dimitri FPV on September 6, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Thanks man!!! Nice content!

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