INSTANTLY improve your DRONE landscape photography | DJI mavic

INSTANTLY improve your DRONE landscape photography | DJI mavic

In this video I share some awesome tips and techniques as a landscape photographer to get better shots with your drone. The DJI Mavic is an awesome drone and can shoot awesome photos but it isn’t just about settings but about light, composition and subject. I share some ideas for improving your images as well as how I edit my drone shots in Lightroom. And the best drone photography settings to get a great shot.

Where I find my awesome music –

Elterwater from above PRINT –
Awesome DJI Drone –


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Current landscape camera – Nikon Z7 –
Awesome telephoto lens – Nikon 70-200m f/2.8 –
Fav lens – Nikon 24-70mm Z f4 –
Great wide angle lens – Nikon 16-35mm f/4 -
Amazing Bokeh – Sigma 24mm f1.4

FUJI GEAR (Main FILM camera)

Fujifilm X-T3 –
Awesome Bokeh – Fuji XF35mm F2 –
Sharpest long zoom – Fuji 50-140mm F2.8
Killer wide angle lens – Fuji 10-24mm F4 –


Awesome sensor brush –
GorillaPod –
The great printer I use Canon P1000 –
Clever camera strap (peak design) –
Great bag for hiking – Tenba 24L –
Great bag for travel (carry on) – Tenba 32L –
Super light Benro Travel Tripod UK –
A must have for tripod (L bracket) –
Lightweight tripod – Benro Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod –
Paper I use for all my prints – Fotospeed – Use DANSON10 to get 10% off your paper.
Screw on ND filter –
My fav filters – (USE NIGEL10 for 10% off)


  1. Kamesh Naidu on August 18, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Why I like your every video just like the sound ..

  2. David Thompson on August 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for posting. Very interesting tips on bracketing, raw, panoramic merging and Lightroom use. Those misty mornings remind me of similar in New Zealand at this time of the year, in the Waikato hinterland, where thick layers hug the ground around rural streams and valleys. It got me wondering about landing a drone at RTH, if the mists rolled in around me, when it came time to land! Bringing a Mavic Air 2 down once it reached hover point, going mostly on the sound of the rotors – and how the drone sensors would work with no visual flight. Have you ever been caught in similar? Flying within continuous line of sight is also imperative but weather can change quickly. I have subscribed and look forward to seeing more of your YT postings on drones and photography. Stay safe and stay aloft!

  3. you think so on August 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    everything look like a composition

  4. Bryan Hamelin on August 18, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    i see this an older video however thank you. could you help me out with some ideas on post production software.

  5. Mayson Vidal on August 18, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I am a beginner as a youtuber blogger, you know this video is great for all of us and so many people watched and subscribed, I hope many of you like those who watched … I hope when the day comes I will be just like you as a youtuber bloger … thank you very much


  6. LouisPrudhomme on August 18, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Me : not really into drone photography
    Also me : watches yet another brilliant video by Nigel Danson.
    My wallet : AH SH*T, here we go again…

  7. James Klark on August 18, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Do you have any tutorials on how to sync your audio?

  8. Christophe Brun on August 18, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Would love to get those foggy conditions .. unfortunately I live in a place where fog is inexistant ! Btw, love your advices

  9. Hamiltons Street on August 18, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    The link to the drone you use is broken. Which model is this again?

  10. Вадим Яцуник on August 18, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Nigel, it would be cool to see the backstage of Your blogging, for instance what cameras and tools for good light are u using to capture the video in Your studio. thanks for your time☺

  11. Tom Joseph Scaria on August 18, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Any Mavic Air 2 users here?

  12. Drone da Amazônia on August 18, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    clear and calm explanation. Thanks

  13. DR KSN MURTHY on August 18, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Yiur landscapes are stunning. I have a doubt which camera takes the photo when you use drone? Is it drone camera or you operate your camera on drone?

  14. Motivation Exceeds Me on August 18, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for this video. You’ve taught me more with this video than countless other photography channels ever have. All practical information for things I’m actually going to use every day. Even explaining the 4:3 over 16:9. Other people just say "Use 4:3 because it’s the best" and leave it at that. You actually explained WHY! Made my day dude. Thanks.

  15. Thomas Pinches on August 18, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Great info here – what I really want to know is where did you get you shelving unit from?? I want one…

  16. chris kaprys on August 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Really lovely results.
    For printing, do you use a service, or do you have a photo printer setup at home?

  17. Fatima Mears on August 18, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Can you tell me the background music pls ? Thank you 🙏🙏🙏

  18. Ron Gabriel on August 18, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Wow, amazing 🤩

  19. Britwin Collins on August 18, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    The video was very helpful. I recently got one and have picked an interest in photography. So coming from someone very ignorant of editing. The application you used is LIGHTROOM right? .. If it is I would really appreciate a video teaching how to edit. Especially how to make a paranoma picture

  20. Binod Bom kaji on August 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    checkout my range test in urban city under heavy interference

  21. Rodrigo Pretto on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Which ND filters do you use for photos?

  22. Olaf Kunze on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    ‼️ After 25 of Mpro usage agree 😉… JPEGs are still very decent and if you edit… You will get nice results.. Have a look IG:patrick__photographie

  23. Matty W on August 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm
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  25. Diego Jose Ramos on August 18, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Is 200 ISO still ok?

  26. Danroyd's Barbados Travel Vlogs on August 18, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    New subscriber here. Watching from Barbados🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧🇧

  27. sebibuchs on August 18, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    you are a great teacher nigel, thank you !

  28. Fabio Costa on August 18, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Why are all of your sun photos so blown out with the lights ? I think you should use the breacketing function in these occasions.

  29. DO YOU WANT SLI??? on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I would have done a HDR panorama. Would have looked so much better.

  30. JF Gagné Photos on August 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Just got my Mavic Air 2. 😀

  31. Matt Freestone on August 18, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Somehow I’ve only just caught up with this. Another brilliant tutorial, Nigel. Many thanks. Looking to put some of these techniques to good use in my photography and drone films.

  32. MT B on August 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Is he living in Narnia? Great shots👌🏽

  33. Mark Radford on August 18, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I am just starting my Drone journey, initially thought about using it on holidays….but now after watching this informative video from Nigel i feel inspired….exciting times…

  34. About A Boat on August 18, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    megapixels DOES mean something bro. If you were to print these photos large, you would definitely see the difference. And, if you’re NOT printing the photos then WTF are you even taking the pictures for? I can google search those photos if I just wanted to look at them on the screen.

  35. SUN ZULA on August 18, 2021 at 10:18 pm


  36. Christopher Boswell on August 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    My heart races big time, especially when the ground is lower under the great.

  37. MAGDALENNA - Ideas & Lifestyle on August 18, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I learned so much from Nigel and Mads more than I learned from my Film and Photography school!

  38. Charles VanPoppen on August 18, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    You can shoot up into 1600 iso in the dark if you have good Post programs, then you can take the noise out. Great video though, even though I’m watching to learn about the Mavic 2 Pro

  39. Kumar Deepam on August 18, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial mate ❤️👍🙏

  40. Geoff Simpson on August 18, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Five ‘amazing’ in the first 27 seconds

  41. Michael Wise on August 18, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    The fog under the bridge.. beautiful 👍

  42. brett shannon on August 18, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Which DJI Mavic is this? Does yours have a smart controller?

  43. Ash Mcmahon on August 18, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Do you ever use ND filters for drone photography?

  44. Andrew on August 18, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Great tips…Im a newbie Drone user, but old school photographer…The drone has reignited my passion for photography…I use lightroom alot, I just wish the mobile version I use on my ipad pro had the same functions as the desktop…Ipad pro is so much better for travel and portabiltiy, pairs well with my new Mavic Mini 2…

  45. Elvis Best on August 18, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Enjoy your work very much thank you much for that

  46. Droning about Ireland on August 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Just ordered the Mavic Air 2 it’s my first drone and I want to take awesome photos like you do, what’s your best advice to a newbie drone pilot?

  47. Jma. 82 on August 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Beautiful images ❤️❤️❤️

  48. Huw Penson on August 18, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    massive massive massive

  49. Ted Gayer on August 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm


  50. Ellipse40FD / Horizon 42Q on August 18, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Excellent tips

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