The Photographer’s Guide to Drones
There’s a new way to view the world, and that is by capturing the landscape through a camera fastened to what looks like a flying tripod, which is actually a photographing drone. New devices continually appear on the market, and professional digital photographer Colin Smith provides a guide for working with this new technology. Beautifully illustrated with photos taken with aerial photography and clearly explained, the manual opens with safety precautions for using these flying machines, descriptions of how to handle these quadcopters, and explanations of the operating techniques needed to produce outstanding photos and videos when using this gear. The easily read instructional chapters review the types of drones and the hardware and software employed to perfect the images. Multiple examples of scenic photos and colorful panoramas are offered to illustrate the basic photographic rules which consider composition, subject, lighting, etc. For anyone interested in investing in this novel photographic approach, this beginner’s guide should provide the basic information needed. The rules for producing a quality image are elaborated, and the use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop is demonstrated in refining and defining the final pictures.