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DJI Phantom 4 Pro Top Five Photo Settings to Change

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DJI launched their Phantom 4 Pro with a better camera than they have ever put on a Phantom line drone. The larger sensor does a great job of rendering out fantastic photos. Even with the better camera, it is still important to have your settings right to assure you are getting consistently great photos from your Phantom 4 or Phantom 4 Pro. In this video, I discuss the top 5 photo settings I change in my Phantom drones to get …

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Week #9 – Bokeh Effect- Photo Challenge

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Our last two photo challenges have been a little basic, so now it is time to step it up again. This week’s photo challenge is Bokeh. The Bokeh Effect in photography is achieved by using a wider aperture which produces a shallow depth of field. With a shallow depth of field, the background is blurred. The Bokeh Effect happens in the lens when the lens tries to render the out of focus shapes in the background. The size and shape …

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Week #8 – Our Gear Bag – Photo Challenge

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This week’s challenge is going to be a bit different. The challenge to get out and take photos is still here this week, but for this week’s challenge, I would like you to photograph your gear bag or something that you carry with you often. This is not to see who has the most or the best gear, this is to help start discussions around what gear we use and why we carry it with us. My gear bag can …

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Week #7 – The Sky – Photo Challenge

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This week we are turning our attention to the sky. The Sky is amazing and vast. It can have a lot of texture and shape. It can also be a challenge to get a very dynamic photo of the sky. The weather also has a lot to do with the sky, so you can’t always just point your camera up and take a picture. This week I want you to try and take a picture of the sky that you …

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Week #6 – High Key Photography – Photo Challenge

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It’s supposed to rain all week where I live, but it’s going to be a bright week in the Ditch Auto Facebook Group. This week we are challenging ourselves to take a high key photo. High Key Photography is a term associated with an image that has a very bright main light. Often that bright background light is wrapping around the subject. The “key light” in a photo is often the strongest source of light. If outdoors, your key light …

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Week #5 – Negative Space – Photography Challenge

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We are now over a month into the 2017 Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge. A few of you have told me that you have used your camera more so far this year than you have in the years you have owned your camera. That is awesome to hear. The purpose of the challenge is to get out and use your camera more. This week’s challenge is Negative Space. Negative Space in the context of photography composition is using the space …

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Week #4 – Capturing Motion – Photography Challenge

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Continuing on in our weekly photography challenge, the goal this week is to capture motion. As I mention in the video, capturing motion can help convey meaning and emotion in your photo. You can freeze action or show movement. This week’s challenge is a technical challenge because I want you to use your camera settings to assist in capturing motion. There are a couple of different ways to capture motion. You can freeze the action with a fast shutter speed. …

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Week #3 – Water Drops – Photography Challenge

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Week 3 is here with a new challenge. We are in the technical category this week and will be photographing water drops. Water Drop Photography can be quite the challenge because they are often small and refract light in different ways. There are a lot of different methods for capturing water, but for this challenge we want to focus on the water drop. We may look at water splash photography another time. With water drop photography you can approach it …

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Using Manual Camera Mode on the DJI Phantom 4 Pro

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Have you ever wondered why your photos and video from your DJI Phantom 4 or Phantom 4 Pro does not look as good as the photos or video you see others posting? It’s probably because you are using the auto mode setting for the camera on your drone. To unlock the cameras true potential, you need to put your camera into manual mode. In this video, I walk through the basics of using manual camera mode on the Phantom 4 …

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Week #2 – The Color Gray – Photography Challenge

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We are kicking off the second week of the Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge in the artistic category. This week I want you to get out there with your camera and artistically capture the color gray. Last week’s challenge was a huge success. So many of you got out there and took photos using the rule of thirds as your guide. The challenge post had over 245 comments by the end of the first week. Amazing! Some commented that the …