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fanse9ac2261
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Hi guys,

I've realised a quite a few people were taking pictures without putting the right settings to get the best pictures possible.

It's been well received on the Facebook group, so I'll post it in too.

It works for every DJI drone.

http://masterdronephotography.com/drone-photography-tips/

Don't hesitate if you have any questions.

J
2017-3-18
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blackcrusader
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Thanks.  I can use all the help I can get.
2017-3-18
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Zeldon50
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Thanks for the link, I read through all of it, but Jerome is mistaken on a few points. If you shoot RAW, white balance, and style have no bearing, as the image is pulled off the sensor, bypassing those settings altogether. Also, he suggests under exposing by two EV (which is a good suggestion), as you can always open up the shadows on a raw file, but you cannot bring back highlights which have been clipped by overexposure.  However, he says to leave the histogram on your screen and pay attention to it for proper exposure. The problem here is that if you are deliberately under exposing  your images by two EV, the histogram will always be biased towards the left side. Unless you are shooting with no exposure value compensation on either end (plus EV or minus EV), the histogram is not of much help, IMO.
2017-3-18
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fanse9ac2261
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Zeldon50 Posted at 2017-3-18 11:12
Thanks for the link, I read through all of it, but Jerome is mistaken on a few points. If you shoot RAW, white balance, and style have no bearing, as the image is pulled off the sensor, bypassing those settings altogether. Also, he suggests under exposing by two EV (which is a good suggestion), as you can always open up the shadows on a raw file, but you cannot bring back highlights which have been clipped by overexposure.  However, he says to leave the histogram on your screen and pay attention to it for proper exposure. The problem here is that if you are deliberately under exposing  your images by two EV, the histogram will always be biased towards the left side. Unless you are shooting with no exposure value compensation on either end (plus EV or minus EV), the histogram is not of much help, IMO.

Thanks for the comment!
You are right that style have no bearing on the RAW file. However white balance does affect massively your RAW images, even though you can change it easily in Lightroom.
As for the histogram, it is a good starting point to see how balanced your image is and whether you need to start your bracketing from a +1EV or -1EV.
2017-3-20
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budro594
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Thank you for the information!
2017-4-20
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STRIDE8
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great info
2017-4-21
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