Month: December 2016

My First Drone 

Yup that’s correct I bought a drone. I know I am a stills photographer not a videographer. I have been capturing images from a hand held camera for the past 30 years, so you ask why did I buy a drone?  Well I guess it’s because I think I can give me a different look at things that I shoot, plus it will be a blast flying this thing around. 

I bought the brand new DGI Phantom 4 Pro. This thing shoots 4K video at 60fps, and has a 20 megapixel camera for stills. The one inch cmos sensor can shoot 14fps from the air. 

It shoots RAW and JPEG images, and I can pull still images from the video if needed. 

I have to admit I know very little about prosessing video, and I am not sure if I am ready to learn it. Not only does it take a lot of time to produce a well crafted video, but doing so takes up a ton of memory. Lucky for me memory is pretty cheap now days. 

I have only flown this beast a few times so far, but let me tell you it is awesome. I love it. It is a rush when you are flying around at 300ft looking at your iPad to see where you are heading. 

These images are just JPEGs straight out of the camera. I plan on getting into lightroom and seeing what the RAW files loook like. I will let you know how they look and post some when I get them done. 

This changes everything for me as far as photography. I am not sure how I will apply this new tool to my photography,but stay tuned to see what can be done with one of these things. 

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