Many serious amateur photographers go on photography tours of foreign countries. Many are now looking to expand into video. The most dramatic way to do so is with aerial photography.
I recently attended a workshop put on by Karl Grobl and Patrick Firouzian of Jim Cline Photo Tours in Cambodia. The course was divided into class room instruction, hands-on use of aerial drones, recording of video, and post-production use of video software to edit and produce a final product. This is my first aerial photography video.
The drone I used was a DJI Mavic Pro. The editing software I used was Final Cut Pro X. The video below is the product of three days’ work.
The ability to elevate the camera at will is a dimension that handheld cameras cannot accomplish. In addition, the gimbal of the drone adds stability to the video that handheld DSLRs cannot meet. The first time I saw the video from the Mavic Pro I was impressed with both the stability and resolution. The drone camera records in full 4K.
I hope the future brings many multiday aerial photography tours in many spots of the world.