Drone Photography.

Good afternoon, 

I recently worked with a drone company based in Chesire, 

 www.aerialaperture.co.uk

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They sent over some RAW image files for me to edit, for a golf club client of theirs. 

I have been on the sideline for some time with the popularity of the drones. Although the video quality is improving year on, If i am honest i was very sceptical of the image stills quality. Plus for a decent kit it is a very large investment.

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5 RAW files used to create the final first image. All shot with the DJI inspire drone.

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I was certainly impressed with the quality of the stills, and the machine can shoot in DNG RAW files which are nice to work with. The out of camera files are as you can see a little flat. But that is ideal for a professional editor like myself. I can then use the multiple exposure files to edit together and create a piece which stands out, retains information and adjustable to the clients needs / tastes. 

Without viewing the drone in action i can only speculate, but it does appear that these bracketed RAW images are fired off in a rapid burst. (in the golf course images there are people moving which gave me a good idea of the time.)

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If you are a drone photographer / operator and are looking to improve on the quality of the stills that you are producing for your clients, then please use the contact page and we can sort out an editing training package.

Also if you require any aerial imagery then i can recommend Aerial Aperture. 

"Aerial Aperture operates with Permissions for Aerial Work (PFAW) approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and we are fully insured to carry out unmanned aircraft operations across the UK.
Our aerial photography drone services cover a wide spectrum of capabilities which include; aerial photo services, property/land imagery, drone surveying, aerial view maps, drone industrial inspections, agricultural surveying, drone weddings, events, media and promotions. 
 Our goal for every project is to capture material that is of the highest quality whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety. For every job we undertake, we carry out a series of detailed assessments to ensure safe and reliable operations. We tailor our services to each customer's individual needs. - Justin of Aerial Aperture." 

Any questions or a friendly chat about drone photography, please contact me. 

Thanks

Lee