#9 Take a flight of fancy

Practical Photography (UK) - - 10 Clicks -

DRONES ARE MAK­ING huge in­roads into pho­tog­ra­phy, and it’s more than just land­scape spe­cial­ists putting them to use. Fash­ion and por­trait shooter David Shel­ley (face­book.com/ david­john­spho­tog­ra­phy ser­vices) found a whole new per­spec­tive thanks to his drone.

“I was on a photo shoot with a cou­ple of mod­els that I know and had just pur­chased my DJI Mavic. I was re­ally keen to test out how it would work with por­trai­ture. I had the idea to try and get a shot of the model lay­ing in the waves on the beach. The con­di­tions were quite chal­leng­ing as the drone has a fixed aper­ture and I found the images were not quite as sharp as I liked, but putting an ND fil­ter on the drone helped to get them a lot sharper. I put the drone in burst mode, try­ing to time the shot just right with an ac­cept­able break­ing wave to give her the il­lu­sion of hav­ing wings like a washed-up an­gel.”

Above David’s im­pres­sive shot was taken on a DJI Mavic Air drone.

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