Monday, February 29, 2016

My second drone flight!

If you saw the blog post I posted yesterday, you will know I got a new DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter!! This was a Christmas gift from my parents. So, expect new and exciting aerial photography from Sunny! :) These photos on the blog post will not be on my portfolio or anything as this was just a casual shoot with the quadcopter. I was mainly just practicing how to fly this thing, my focus wasn't photography. I just shot off a few random photos for fun and as a special treat today, I also shot video for vlogging (this will come up later this week if I finish processing it). The photos were shot in RAW and processed in Photoshop. Trust me, the JPEGs straight from the camera was pretty below average, however the RAW data is good! I was able to get a ton of detail out of that.

What are the results today? I brought a blanket as a helipad for this thing. It made take off easier and made sure nothing touched the camera gimbal while the quadcopter was grounded. Also I managed to successfully land the drone on the tiny piece of blanket, not once, but twice today! Yes, I'm starting to get the hang of how to land this thing on a very small target. That was a success. I'm also learning a tiny bit on how to fly FPV so I can fly it a bit further while it is up really high in the air.

The photos (again) are shot at Ken Mercer Sports Park in Pleasanton, CA.

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