5 Drone Shots to Make Your Footage More Cinematic & Professional

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In this post I share with you five drone shots that will help make your drone footage look more professional and cinematic.

Not only will I share with you how to do them, I will also share the why which most videos and articles miss.

That way you can gain both a skill and some knowledge on the subject.

If you tend to put your drone up in the air, then struggle with what to do next or if you just randomly shoot around filling up your memory card with no clear goal in mind then this tutorial is for you.

Check out my video tutorial below or read all about how to do it after the jump!

In this drone tutorial you’ll learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How to make your drone shots more cinematic and engaging
  • How to make your drone shots look more professional
  • How to do the reveal drone shot and why
  • How to do the tilt reveal drone shot and why
  • How to do the top down drone shot and why
  • How to do the orbit drone shot and why
  • How to do the tilt while tracking drone shot and why
  • Plus some ideas on how to make each shot even more dynamic

I believe that mastering these moves will take your drone shots to the next level. I will also say that you can try doing these while using Intelligent Flight modes but ideally it’s best to master these manually. So let’s get started.

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The Year’s Top 30 Drone Photos

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In 2017 there were over 400,000 photos tagged with #fromwhereidrone on social media and I am excited to share that this year there are now over 900,000 photos!

In honor of this huge milestone, I’ve compiled the top 30 most beautiful, dynamic, creative and engaging drone photos of 2018 from the #fromwhereidrone community.

This list came about based on several engagement and community factors for photos that were posted to the @fromwhereidrone social channels, like how much a photo was liked, commented on, bookmarked and shared by others on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I did this using stat information websites Iconosquare & Socialbakers.

Thanks to these amazing drone photographers and the thousands of others on Instagram that use the #fromwhereidrone hashtag every day to share their drone work and inspire us all to new heights!

Quick note, I specifically linked to the drone pilot’s Instagram handle so that you can easily follow them and check out their entire profile. So please take advantage of that and show them some love! :)

I can’t wait to see what you all create in 2019! So don’t forget to tag your work with #fromwhereidrone!


1 – typoland

 

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2 – @luxuryyachtfilms

 

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3 – @antoinejans

 

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4 – @jarradseng

 

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5 – @zekedrone

 

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Printing Tips: How to Convert Your Drone Photos to Printable Files

This is a special guest post done in collaboration with Kara Murphy, known as @karaemurphy online.

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The Holiday season is upon us. If you’ve learned how to create extraordinary drone photos, and consistently receive encouraging feedback, a print of your work is a stellar idea for a unique gift.

More people are taking to online platforms and setting up their own print shops to capitalize on peak consumer demand. If you’re interested in transforming a digital image into a tangible product, read on.

I picked up a drone for the very first time in June 2014 and was instantly hooked. The ability to capture a unique aerial perspective opened up a whole new realm of creative expression that continues to energize me to no end.

While I was moderately successful as a photographer and landed a few high-profile gigs working for major music festivals, no one had ever asked to buy an actual print of my work. As a result, I became accustomed to preparing photos for online outlets.

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2018 Christmas Holiday Drone Guide – 50 Gift Ideas (Updated!)

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With Christmas right around the corner I thought I would share some drone gift ideas for drone pilots or for that drone obsessed friend or family member that you may be shopping for. Below you’ll find a wide list of drone gift ideas that work for any budget and that can work for a variety of ages. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about any of the suggestions below! Read More

2019 Black Friday And Cyber Monday Drone Deals

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If you’re looking for great 2019 Black Friday and/or 2018 Cyber Monday drone deals then I got you covered!

DJI and some of my partners are running some big discounts on their products & courses which you can see down below.

Personally, I am stoked to pick up DJI’s Trello drone (currently $79) since my kids are always begging me to let them fly ;) And I am happy to . share that my very own drone course over on CreativeLive has a big discount!

Check out all the deals down below:

Mavic Air Drone
A super awesome, fast, small drone that can shoot 4K video!

 

Promotional Price

$699
Savings

$100

Mavic Air Drone Fly More Combo
Same as above but with a bunch of extras!

 

Promotional Price

$899
Savings

$260

Spark Drone Controller Combo
A great drone for those on a tight budget.

Promotional Price

$359
Savings

$40

Spark Drone Fly More Combo
Same as above but with a bunch of extras!

Promotional Price

$459
Savings

$338

Osmo Mobile 2
Need steady video? Check out this deal.

Promotional Price

$119
Savings

$20

Mavic Pro Drone Platinum
I love this drone. So much so I’m finding it hard to let go of it even though I have the newest version.

Promotional Price

$999
Savings

$100

Tello Drone
Need a drone for a child or just something fun to mess around with? This would be perfect and it’s the one I personally bought already.

Promotional Price

$79
Savings

$20

DJI Goggles Racing Edition
Great deal for those looking for looking to fly with that first-person view.

Promotional Price

$449

Savings

$100

 

Yuneec Typhoon H Drone

Promotional Price

$599

A great drone with a great camera and it has 6 props for added peace of mind.

 

Savings

$300

Samsung 64GB SD Card

Promotional Price

$11

Lots of space at a great price. They also have deals on other sizes.

Regular price

$23

 

R2-D2 Remote Controlled Droid  Promotional Price  $40
It doesn’t fly but it is controlled via remote ;)  Savings  $60

Drone Courses:

CreativeLive Drone Course with Dirk Dallas
This course is perfect for beginners new to the world of drones. (LIMITED TIME OFFER)

Promotional Price

$37
Savings

$12

Drone Master Class with Jay Worsley
This is a more advanced drone course perfect for those looking to take their drone game to the next level. Use code “FWID100” for $100 off the course.

Promotional Price

$249

Savings

$100

Drone Ground Pilot School – Part 107 Course

This is the course I personally used to pass the FAA’s Part 107 test to become a certified commercial drone pilot. And it’s on sale for $107 off which is lowest I’ve ever seen it go for. (Just note the $107 discount will automatically show up at check out)

Promotional Price

$192

Savings

$107

Looking for more deals or drone gift ideas? Then check out my 2018 Christmas Holiday Drone Guide which features over 50 suggestions!

 

Over to you…

Leave a comment down below letting me know which deal most interests you or if you have a drone deal that we should know about!

Finally, if you feel like supporting From Where I Drone I would be grateful if you considered using any of my DJI, Amazon, or Adorama links if you happen to decide on buying something. I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Thanks so much in advance for your support in this way, happy flying!