If you’re a keen photographer or use drones for work or recreational purposes, then doubtless you’ve already heard of the Hover Camera, a self-flying drone that tails you wherever you go and snaps selfies, or ‘dronies’, on demand. While this camera is fun and versatile, it’s possible to take selfie shots and video footage that is just as incredible using high quality aerial photography equipment. If you’ve got a drone and want to take amazing ‘dronies’, here are a few top tips:
- Control your drone
Keeping control of your drone is vital if you’re to take good photographs and videos, so put plenty of practice in. Try sweeping your drone in and out in a figure of eight movement until you feel confident enough to fly your drone smoothly and steadily. Once you’ve mastered this, begin flying your drone around you while the camera stays focused on you.
- Keep snapping!
It can be incredibly challenging to take a great selfie using a drone, but practice really does make perfect and if you snap away relentlessly, you’ll gradually build up a selection of shots that should get better as you go on.
- Stand out
Wearing clothes that contrast well with wherever you’ll be taking shots, will help you to stand out from the background rather than blending in. Fashion need not come into it!
- Pick a unique spot
Shooting with a drone can give your audience a unique perspective of your chosen location, and the more stunning the aerial view, the more stunning your pictures will be.
- If weather conditions are poor, don’t shoot
As we all know, great weather makes for great aerial photographs and videos; colours stand out and iridescent blue skies make an excellent back drop. So, it stands to reason that if weather conditions are poor, your footage and photographs will be, too. Check the forecast before you head out, and always avoid flying your drone in the rain or in high winds wherever possible, since moisture can build up inside the drone causing irreparable damage, and your drone may easily be blown off course.
The newest photography craze of taking ‘dronies’ may not be the simplest of shots to achieve, but by following the above tips and practicing a lot, you’ll be an expert before you know it, and wowing your friends and followers with fun and professional shots of you in various exotic locations!