Aerial Photography – How to Bring your Photography to New Heights
The sky isn’t the limit when it comes to photography. With the right preparation, aerial photography’s incredibly diverse perspectives allow creativity to soar.
Aerial Photography Tips and Tricks – Bringing your Photography to New Heights:
- Adjust camera settings as needed. There are a lot of variables to keep in mind when in the air, so it’s imperative to choose a camera with flexible settings. Don’t be afraid to play around with it until you’re completely satisfied.
- Experiment with polarizing filters. Filters can often make or break a picture. Polarizing filters can add a very unique and dramatic effect to the image while reducing any window glare or water reflections.
- Keep track of time. To efficiently prepare for any upcoming changes in the environment that could affect the photo quality – for example, sunset or sunrise inverting the lighting – frequently check the time.
- Secure your equipment. Whether you’re capturing the view from a drone or a helicopter, it’s crucial to ensure your equipment is safe and secure before lift-off.
- Stay on top of the forecast. Prepare for any possible weather changes that could occur during your photo shoot. Discounting possible precipitation or a shift in wind speed/direction could disrupt your entire setup.
- The wider the ISO range, the better. While keeping the ISO as low as possible minimizes grain, a shift in lighting could require a higher ISO.
- Use a faster shutter speed. To avoid any unwanted motion blur, keep your shutter speed as fast as possible.
With the right preparation, aerial photography is a platform for your creativity to soar to new heights. For even more ways to improve your photography, production, or cinematography, check out our blog.
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