Get inspired to drone
Lately I have been getting back into being a student of drone photography because it is just so fun to create things and see the world from a different angle. I find myself getting a little bit stressed out when people will be around because of the occasional negative reaction, but I try to not let things like that hold me back. I have been reading a few books that have really inspired me to get back to flying and creating, regardless of its quality. I know they have nothing to do with drones but I figured if I helped inspire one reader to go create awesome aerial photos or videos then its worth the effort to spread the word. These two books are bad ass and I would recommend to anyone looking to improve many different aspects of their life. They are rabbit holes of inspiration. They do a good job of 1) explaining the process of getting better at something and 2) offering inspiration to push through the dry spells. I could write nice long summaries of why I love them but I will just post links here and if they sound interesting, check them out.
Year long video challenge
I shot several clips from different angles when I was working on getting a sunrise picture with my drone. As I was editing these into the following 20 second clip for practice I decided I want to make more 5 second clips from around Maui and make them into a longer video this year. Chasing surfers around is my favorite thing to do so this will give me some great practice getting shots I do not normally go after. Any tips and tricks I stumble onto along the way I will be sure to share. If you are interested in doing this exercise with me let me know and we can do a cool post in a few months with the videos we all make. Why don't you join me on this year long mission? Lets all fly once every 2 weeks and get at least one 5 second clip to use to make a scenic video at the end of the year. Here is what I have gotten so far.
Check out this sunrise picture from Jeff Roberts
Get out there and take a sunrise photo with your drone and send it to me and I will feature in an upcoming post! It doesn't matter if it is not epic, just go try. Do it and you will learn something, push your boundaries and lets learn together!!! Here are Jeff's words about this beautiful photo:
This isn't bracketed but just a single shot from my Phantom 4. I have a P4 Pro now and how I wish I had used that or the X5 on my Inspire. But as they say the best camera for the job is the one you have with you. So it was a Phantom 4 that day when a sunset broke out in front of me.