ACTION TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER 1
Many people have traveled here, along the sandy coastlines of Saint Lucia, in search of a thing called “memories…”
Now, this is not the same as everyday memories, but more of a vivid image of a moment caught and kissed by Luminar and instigated by a DJI Mavic drone.
It is for this reason that many “action travel photographers” see Saint Lucia’s lush landscapes as a great place to find and catch memories.
Action Travel Photography: Alen St.Hilaire
As a pastime UK born, Alen enjoys traveling the world and capturing memories through photos and video footage.
For this Caribbean Photography project we have worked with Alen on producing the images for this presentation, and perhaps others in the future.
Other countries Alen has visited include; Malaysia, Thailand, Scotland, Maldives, Turkey, Sri Lanka…
Following AirMagic, a former Skylum app that was especially designed for Aerial Photography, Luminar Neo will now take care of all your photo editing needs.
Experience the magic of automatic exposure compensation, for over and underexposed images.
With Luminar your can quickly address common unpleasantries suffered through the dynamic nature of aerial photography.
For example, readily detect and remove undesirable glare, dust, haze, fog, mist, dust, smog, or and any other distracting ‘artefacts’.
The image submitted for this post were captured using the DJI Mavic Pro which unfortunately is no longer in production. However, for the latest in DJI technology, see our product recommendations below.
At the time of writing, the latest DJI drones provide the best cutting-edge technology for action photographers. Imagine the capability 32x digital zoom and identifying objects with integrated high-resolution thermal sensors.
The Skylum, Luminar Editing Tools Used:
– Luminar Neo 1.4.0 update
– Develop, Exposure, Smart Contrast
– Color, Saturation, Vibrance, Remove Color Cast.
– Landscape, Dehaze, Foilage Enhancer
In order to achieve satisfactory results with the above photos, although; starting with the first image, which simply took the click of the Dark and Rich preset option under the Waterscapes collection of Presets. For the other images, a combination of tools were used to achieve a similar or complimentary looking set of photos.
Using Luminar’s AI technology demonstrates the “naturalness” that can be achieved, or rather recaptured from how you imagined your photos, with very little fuss and unnecessary effort.
Besides the use of helicopters, customised rigs on film sets and other means. Fortunately, you can more affordably capture some pretty cool aerial photography and video footage using todays First-Person-View remote controlled ‘drone-copters’.
These little beauties are increasingly picking up pace in the professional workplace as well as with the advanced hobbyist.
There are a number of uses for aerial photography, including; environmental planning, conveyancing, cartography (map making), film making etc.
Videography and photography are two creative practices we focus on that can readily benefit from using a FPV (First-Person-View) controlled camera drone for aerial video footage and photography.
From the smooth and stable recording experience provided by gimbal technology, to the aesthetic final imagery kissed by Luminar. We delve deeper into the world of Aerial Photography and using a drone.
The following is a guide to the gear used by Alen, our featured photographer, for providing the images and videos for our first Action Travel Photography, Software Folder presentation.
So, to kick-off we’ll just explain a few things about the technology and give some context with regards to the equipment to use and how you can add Aerial Photography as service to your existing or new creative business.
Gimbal refers to the technology behind modern motorised camera stabilisers that use intelligent sensors for helping reduce camera shake by balancing the cameras orientation with the horizon.
Available for both camera smartphones and conventional DSLR cameras, for most of us, a gimbal stabiliser eliminates the need for a tripod, streadicam or huge dollys for filming.
Film and Media Production Aerial photography adds cinematic value to film and media productions. Drones equipped with cameras capture dynamic shots for movies, commercials, and documentaries.
Event Coverage Aerial photography is used to capture memorable moments at events like weddings, sports competitions, and festivals, providing unique and captivating perspectives of the occasion.
Real Estate Aerial photography is commonly used in the real estate industry to capture stunning aerial views of properties, landscapes, and neighborhoods. It provides prospective buyers and investors with a unique perspective, showcasing a property’s location, features, and surroundings.
Surveying and Mapping
Aerial photography is essential for land surveying and cartography. It helps create accurate maps, 3D models, and topographic surveys for urban planning, land management, and environmental assessments.
With the release of Luminar Neo 1.2.0, besides the return of the Dodge and Burn tool, Skylum introduces a modular approach for extending the capabilities of Luminar Neo, through the addition of Extensions.
Aside from winning the 2021 Red Dot Award for LuminarAI, Apple’s Best of Year, “Best Imaging Software” by TIPA and EISA, Skylum has received many other top industry awards.
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