Are you interested in taking stunning aerial photos and videos with a drone? If so, you need to know how to control it properly. Controlling a drone for photography purposes is not as difficult as it may seem. With the right joystick, you can easily move the drone up, down, forward, backward, and from side to side. In addition to these basic steering controls, you can also find controls for the camera so you can take photos, record video, etc.
When you press one of the joysticks, the drone will move up or down; when you do the same with the other joystick, it will be sent back and forth. Each of the joysticks also goes to the right and to the left. One will turn the drone to the right and to the left; the other will cause it to move to the side you push it to. To get an idea of how easy it is to control a drone for photography purposes, keep in mind that when taking photos, each shot should be approximately 25 to 30 degrees apart.
Most drones offer a feature that will command the drone to fly back to where it took off if you lose communication with it and can't control it with the transmitter. If you move the right joystick up, the drone will move away from you no matter what direction it points. It is important to be aware of local regulations regarding flying drones at night. If your drone crashes or flies away, you can check the area where you flew your drone for any possible clues.
In addition to these basic controls, drones also offer features that help you focus on one thing or perform other tasks safely while the drone is flying. To help you have precise control over the light you want to subtract, manufacturers offer a whole range of filters with different densities. If you're not sure how to use an ND filter on a camera (whether it's a drone camera or a DSLR), be sure to learn how to use them correctly in order to capture high-contrast images. Called D-Log (on DJI drones), this mode allows you to get the highest dynamic range possible, keeping more details in both lights and shadows. You can easily take your drone from one place to another and benefit from its interesting features such as higher speeds, longer flight time and optical flow stabilization.
This mode maintains the drone's position both vertically (height) and horizontally (direction). Finally, use it to configure the exposure as this will help you know if all the information in the scene is within the dynamic range of your drone's camera. With these tips in mind, controlling a drone for photography purposes should be much easier.