First Day With The DJI Phantom 4

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After going back and forth a million times finally decided to pull the trigger and pick up a drone. I don’t do a lot of video work so I bought it primarily for still photography. Reviews were mixed on the quality of still shots from this drone but after the first day I am really happy with what I see. I more or less just let the camera do the work today but I did shoot in raw giving me some room in post to fix the exposures. All of the shots I took were plenty sharp and the raw files had plenty of room to work. Lot’s of data in the shadows with less in the highlights so going forward I will expose for the highlights and pull out the shadows in post which is easy enough with this camera.

The drone is also very easy to fly having never done it before it really didn’t take any time at all to get the hang of it and have it up in the air. I got 20 minutes of flight time and still had 25% battery left so I was happy about that.

During my time as a staff photographer my favorite assignments always involved helicopters this different perspective on the world fascinated me and is ultimately what swayed me to finally get a drone.  I am excited to see what more practice will yield.

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