We live in an era where people enjoy uploading their photos and videos on social media and a good number of those photos are selfies. Though selfies have been around for a few years now, it still continues to be a trend. Another trend that has been doing rounds is the drone camera. Drone cameras are unmanned aerial vehicles that are operated using a remote control to capture still images and videos. When you combine these two trends you get another one which is referred to as the dronie. Taking a selfie using a drone is known as a dronie and drone operators have been taking these for a while now.
How do you take a dronie?
Well, if you think selfies are cool, wait until you take your first dronie. The drone camera is placed in front and above you and then flown up and away. Here the shot begins with your close-up view and your surroundings and then the camera zooms out giving a glorious view of the entire area around you. With more and more people buying personal drones people have started using this unmanned aircraft with cameras to take self-shots.
How to get a perfect dronie?
Taking a dronie is not easy unless you master the task that’s why drone operators are better than a first time operator at taking such shots. Many of the first timers do not have the specific skills that are required to take a dronie. To take a dronie that involves an action like riding, running or driving, you require a good amount of concentration and control. Keep these tips in mind if you have plans to take your own dronies.
Take several shots to pick a perfect one
Getting a perfect selfie on your smartphone is quite difficult so you can imagine how much more it would be to take one on a drone. Taking a dronie is extremely challenging at times especially if it’s your first time. Make sure you don’t give up after a few attempts and keep clicking in different angles. Once you have finished shooting you’ll have a number of different shots from which you can choose a few that came out well.
Learn the art of flying and controlling your drone camera
You need to master the art of flying your drone camera with good control before starting to take dronies. To get a perfect dronie you must be confident enough to fly your drone steadily and smoothly which can be acquired through practice and experience. After this, you need to learn to focus the camera on you and fly the drone around you steadily.
Choose the right outfit to be more visible in your dronie
Wearing an outfit that blends with your surroundings wouldn’t be a wise idea. To avoid that, plan your outfit before the shoot and go for a color that contrasts with your surroundings. This will give you more visibility in your dronies.
Choose a location that is unique for your shoot
What is the best thing about shooting with a drone? Shooting with a drone camera gives the audience a totally different perspective of the location. Plan ahead and choose a location that is likely to stun your audience from an aerial view.
Make sure the weather is good
Your dronie is likely to be ruined if the weather is bad. Besides, your equipment could also get damaged if it rains and in case there are strong winds you could lose control of the device and the drone could get lost. Getting the perfect aerial shots and videos always depends on what the weather is like. If there is enough sunlight, it would enhance the colors in your location and a clear sky would be a perfect background.
Smaller drones are better for dronies
To take a dronie it’s always best to opt for a smaller drone. Using a recreational or smaller drone would be wise if you are a first time user because you can have a better control while taking shots.
Abide by the rules
Not all location permits you to fly a drone. Know your limits as to where you can’t fly and where you can. Flying a drone camera near an airport, military base or a national park is not permissible.
A good amount of practice and experience is required to fly a drone confidently and comfortably around yourself and the people with you. Keep these tips in mind to do it effortlessly and to get the perfect dronie.