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Night Photography - Best settings & Useful Tips
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DroneSupremacy
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Hey everyone!
Night drone photography is a topic I've wanted to discuss for a long time now, finally made a video about it!
Here are my settings and a few tips for capturing some stunning night shots with your drone!



Please let me know if you like night photography and share your results, I'm interested to see!

Mike
2018-4-17
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Suren
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Very nice tutorial
2018-4-17
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FlyDK
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Nice tuto - thank you.
2018-4-17
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B1houdini
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Thanks Mike,
I am always looking for tips on taking photos and video.
I wrote yours down in my tip book and the next time I do a night shot I will be sure to try them out.
2018-4-17
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Montfrooij
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To bad we are not allowed to fly in the dark in NL.....
2018-4-17
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Jos A
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nice video and tut.
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A CW
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Good work!     
2018-4-17
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xfirf_
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-4-17 21:49
To bad we are not allowed to fly in the dark in NL.....

In Germany its not allowed too, but in Swis. I´m planning a drone-weekend there this year. :-)
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Montfrooij
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xfirf_ Posted at 2018-4-17 23:04
In Germany its not allowed too, but in Swis. I´m planning a drone-weekend there this year. :-)

That is a bit of a long drive for one video
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-4-17 23:55
That is a bit of a long drive for one video

Yeah, when seen from this point of view.
But I like roadtripping around and from my hometown its not that far away - about 2.5 to 3 hours.
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xfirf_ Posted at 2018-4-18 00:37
Yeah, when seen from this point of view.
But I like roadtripping around and from my hometown its not that far away - about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Like when I would be driving there for just one video
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-4-18 00:40
Like when I would be driving there for just one video

Yes,

because "the way is the goal"
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maurom82
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Always nice tutorial from Mike...I will try when I can some night photos with your tips..
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xfirf_ Posted at 2018-4-18 00:45
Yes,

because "the way is the goal"

I love to be on the road
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Montfrooij
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xfirf_ Posted at 2018-4-18 00:45
Yes,

because "the way is the goal"

If only I had more time and €€
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-4-18 03:17
If only I had more time and €€

Ya.
Especially when thinking about a trip to Switzerland
I remember a restaurant where we paid 50euros for 2 pizza and 2 glasses of coke.
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Montfrooij
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xfirf_ Posted at 2018-4-18 04:03
Ya.
Especially when thinking about a trip to Switzerland
I remember a restaurant where we paid 50euros for 2 pizza and 2 glasses of coke.

Wow....
Good thing I don't live there
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Vlad Shumna
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Nice work!
2018-4-18
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SparksBird
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Awesome tutorial.  One question.  What ISO do you suggest for nightime.  And also do you suggest just single shot, HDR, or AEB?  I have a MP if it makes a difference.
2018-4-18
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you have given nice tips about night photography which I have used in my apple support product that is iPhone X and it worked and I shot fabulous images from it in night
2018-4-18
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SparksBird Posted at 2018-4-18 11:59
Awesome tutorial.  One question.  What ISO do you suggest for nightime.  And also do you suggest just single shot, HDR, or AEB?  I have a MP if it makes a difference.

To avoid noise in your images, always go for the lowest ISO possible, so 100.
And I only shoot in single mode, and if I want to create a panorama f.x. I stitch the images afterwards in post. But for regular shots, just stick to single shot, I found it works the best for me - there's no need for HDR or AEB during nighttime. Good luck
2018-4-18
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sky6105
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Lot of good information thank you.
2018-4-19
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DroneSupremacy Posted at 2018-4-18 23:01
To avoid noise in your images, always go for the lowest ISO possible, so 100.
And I only shoot in single mode, and if I want to create a panorama f.x. I stitch the images afterwards in post. But for regular shots, just stick to single shot, I found it works the best for me - there's no need for HDR or AEB during nighttime. Good luck

Awesome very good info.  Very helpful.  Yeah was sure during day/dusk/dawn to use ISO100 but just was not sure at night and you answered that.  Great stuff.
2018-4-19
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Excellent! Thank you.
2018-4-19
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Fantastic Thanks for sHARING !!
2018-4-19
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Really great tips. I am using your tip on Vigo Video App and getting good response over there plus earning too
2018-4-20
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Tripod mode does NOT make the drone more stable for long exposures!!! OMG!!!!!
2018-4-20
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Very good tips, thinking of making a video campaign filmed with a drone at night for the new onesie products.
2018-4-21
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Thank you.
Noel
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Great Vidoe!! Amazing skills
2018-4-27
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Hey, great work and really awesome video.
2018-4-27
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Thanks for the night tips!
2018-4-30
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Great tutorial. Thanks.
2018-4-30
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I do like night Photography.  But to stay within U.S. rules, the drone is out.  Darn It!

Big Thumbs up for reminding everyone to follow drone rules that apply where they are flying!  
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s0zyNa2MrGZT Posted at 2018-4-20 09:03
Tripod mode does NOT make the drone more stable for long exposures!!! OMG!!!!!

I have always believed that tripod mode only reduces the sensitivity of the controls, nothing else.
Perhaps the title is misleading (tripod) implying that somehow, the stability of the drone regarding movement is better, when it actually reduces heavy handed stick movement to that of gentle ones, of a skilled pilot.
Is this right?
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indeed very much useful
2018-5-23
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I will definitely think about this and implement on my blog http://tekhniqs.com/miracast-for-pc/
2018-5-23
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Great video Mike!
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