Ian Meyers's picture

twilight drone shots

I've just recently started shooting twilight drone shots with a DJI Phantom 4. I'm shooting brackets of 5 and hand blending in lightroom/photoshop. Would love to hear some feedback on these in regards to areas of improvement. TIA

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Philip King's picture

Hi Ian,
These are surperb shots. The twilight made a real difference. I have done these as well but as city scapes, overall very satisfying results .
The time frame for these shots is limited and fleeting. Your terrain is interesting, plenty of texture. (Difference btw coasts, I'm Florida.)
Question though, does the dji cam have bracketing capability?
I fly yuneek and the q500 takes a bit of doing to change exposure.
Can you describe your bracketing process for dji
further. Thanks, Florida Phil

Ian Meyers's picture

Hi Phil, Thanks for the feedback. The DJI Phantom 4 does have built in bracketing; either 3 or 5 images per bracket. I use 3 images for daylight shots and 5 for twilights.

Francisco B's picture

Pleasant shots though they dont seem that sharp to me. Some of the greens feel mushy. I guess thats just a limitation of shooting with a drone camera. U could probably boost the greens luminosity a bit as well, some of them feel too dark.

Ian Meyers's picture

Agreed, I was shying away from sharpening to avoid introducing noise since these were taken at ISO 400 but I think it's worth it to get the image looking sharper. I also took your advice on the greens and it's a definite improvement. Thanks for the feedback.

Francisco B's picture

Looks good, I think the result on the non driveway side of the house looks more natural.

I would use selective masking when you do these types of adjustments so you avoid having parts of your image that are already kind of bright from going nuclear green.