Drone Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques | DJI Mavic Pro Tutorial

Drone Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques | DJI Mavic Pro Tutorial

If you’ve watched my videos before, you’ll know that I love taking landscape images with any camera like my DSLR, mirrorless camera or even my iPhone. But there’s another camera I use for landscape photography that gives me a perspective I can’t easily get with any of my other cameras and that’s my Mavic Pro.

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Drones are getting cheaper and more accessible. While I initially bought the Mavic Pro to improve the content I create for this channel, I soon realised the power DJI built into this small package for capturing stills. But in this video, I’m going to take you through how I capture landscape photos using my Mavic Pro.

So out of all the drones available when I bought this, I went with the Mavic Pro, because I think that’s the sweet spot between image quality and portability. As I mentioned before, one of the advantages the drone has over any other camera I have in my hand is I can get this up in the air easily for that unique perspective. This opens up another dimension for telling a story, new angles on a landscape and different compositions.

Speaking of composition, I also have a lot more freedom when positioning the drone and composing my image. I’m not restricted by cliffs, hills or a lack of access because there are no paths.

Before we get going, let’s quickly check the settings to make sure we have the best image quality. I have the image size set to 4:3 for the greatest resolution possible using all of that sensor – this gives me the option to crop a little later if I need to. I always shoot in Manual mode. ISO should be 100 for maximum image quality. I also like to shoot in RAW and DJI provides us with that option under Image Format.

With those settings, we’re are now ready to fly and capture some landscape images!

MAIN LANDSCAPE KIT
My NEW main camera –
New Tripod –
New Ball Head –
‘L’ Bracket –
Best lens for those big vistas –
Most used lens –
When I need that extra reach –

MIRRORLESS SETUP
Mirrorless Camera –
Wide angle lens –
Mid-range lens –
Light weight Zoom Lens –
Travel Tripod –

FILTER SYSTEM
My filter system –
Slim Landscape Polariser –
ND Soft Grad Filters –
ND Hard Grad Filters –
Little Stopper –
Big Stopper –

AERIAL TOOLBOX
My Favourite Drone –
Fly More Kit –
Best Drone Filters –

VLOGGING GEAR
Main Video Camera –
Mini Tripod –
Camera Mic –
Lav Mic setup –
Capture Sound –

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Camera –
Wide Lens –
Zoom Lens –
Filter Kit –
Polariser –
Drone –

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WANT TO SEE MORE OF MY ADVENTURES?
Landscape Photography Adventures in Iceland –
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Seascape Photography Images –
Post-Processing Landscape Photography Images –

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