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#Now, it's Epic# Travelling with a drone
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rikk08
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As a freelance videographer with a passion for travel, a drone was probably the best addition to my current list of equipment.My drone of choice - DJI Mavic Pro - the perfect compact drone that's super easy to travel with, conspicious (only stopped once at airport security in the UK and they just wanted to see all content) and offers excellent quality both for video and photo!

Tips for travelling with a drone:

- ALWAYS check drone rules for the country you'll be travelling
- Apply for a permit when required
- Always pack the drone in you hang luggage and do not take more than 2 spare battries (give the rest to a friend/partner)
- Fly with batteries aroun 50% then fully charge once you get to your destination
- Scount an area before flying - check the surrounding for any obstructions, get a better feeling of a suitable return to home altitude and make an safety plan in case anything goes wrong
- Pre-flight check list (props, battery, gimbal cover, sd card and most importantly weather conditions)
- Obey the local rules and never fly on top of people or private property
- Know/imagine what kind of shots/photos you want before flying - ex: hyperlapse or birds eye view or push/pull in
- Use (with caution) intelligent flight modes they make your life very easy and you can capture some amazing shots
- Go easy on the stick - avoid any fast/sudden turns for more cinematic footage

Settings:
- I personally shoot in 4k for more quality using Dlog and + 1 sharpness, - 2 contrast & - 2 saturation as I like to colour grade every single shot.
If you don't want to color grade as much I'd suggest using D-Cinelike or normal with +1 sharpness and 0,0.
- I always shoot photos in RAW as I'd like to edit my photo before uploading and when it's super sunny I like to use the AEB mode which takes several photos with different exposure values (similar to HDR)

Countries I've flew the mavic so far:
Thailand (permit required & obtained)
UK
Italy + Sicily
Malta
Switzerland

Upcoming Trips:
Italy
Morocco (drones are illegal so it will be staying at home)
Cape Town
Namibia (in the process of applying for a permit)

Some of my work:

Thailand in 4k:


Drone reel (footage from 4 countries):


Photos from my trip to Thailand:

PANO0001-Pano.jpg

DJI_0027_low.jpg

PANO0003_low.jpg

LOWDJI_0007.MOV.00_00_07_05.Still001.jpg



More photos: https://www.instagram.com/rikk08/



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2018-6-12
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dj_dread
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fantastic views!
2018-6-12
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rikk08
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Thank you
2018-6-12
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DJI Grace
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the first tips really important!
happy flying
2018-6-12
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Jonwalter
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Excellent photos. And the main thing is the excellent quality of the camera.
I also think I should buy such a drone.Thanks for tips how to hang up with drone .
Only replace the standard camera with a more powerful one.
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DJI Grace Posted at 2018-6-12 18:39
the first tips really important!
happy flying

It definitely is unless someone wants to end up with  a confiscated drone!
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Jonwalter Posted at 2018-6-13 06:09
Excellent photos. And the main thing is the excellent quality of the camera.
I also think I should buy such a drone.Thanks for tips how to hang up with drone .
Only replace the standard camera with a more powerful one.

Thank you and yeah I agree...can't wait to see what DJI will come up with next..hoping for a p5 and a mavic pro 2 with improved camera ;)
2018-6-14
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DMX_MT
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Welldone ! Really nice work.

Interesting Tutorial too.

2018-6-21
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rikk08
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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-21 09:18
Welldone ! Really nice work.

Interesting Tutorial too.

Thank you always striving for more ;)
2018-6-21
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dewit_photo
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Stunning footage man, really nice to watch!
2018-6-22
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dewit_photo Posted at 2018-6-22 05:07
Stunning footage man, really nice to watch!

Thanks! Appreciate it
2018-6-22
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LinikerLL
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great guide and photos =D
2018-6-24
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umadbrv
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What was the height the drone was on at DJI_0072-2.jpg and DJI_0038.jpg......? Photos look soooo good man
2018-6-25
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umadbrv Posted at 2018-6-25 03:32
What was the height the drone was on at DJI_0072-2.jpg and DJI_0038.jpg......? Photos look soooo good man

Thanks for your comment!
DJI_0072-2 was at around 80-90m and DJI_0038 was slightly higher I believe somewhere around 100-140m.

It's always nice to experiment with different heights and different angles. You don't always need to fly extremely high to get those epic shots. I still haven't taken my mavic higher than around 250m yet and that was once to get that shot of the whole city(Valletta) !
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rikk08 Posted at 2018-6-25 03:42
Thanks for your comment!
DJI_0072-2 was at around 80-90m and DJI_0038 was slightly higher I believe somewhere around 100-140m.

Nice, thanks for taking time to leave a reply. Great work.....
2018-6-25
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umadbrv Posted at 2018-6-25 04:13
Nice, thanks for taking time to leave a reply. Great work.....

you are very welcome
2018-6-25
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amazing shot!
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rikk08
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Thank you!!
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you are welcome!
2018-7-6
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dronto
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Excellent work and great tips
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dronto Posted at 2018-7-6 17:02
Excellent work and great tips

Thanks
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