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A visual showcase of the Island of Saint Lucia, demonstrating the DJI Mavic Pro foldable drone in action.


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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 with 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…


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Action Travel Photographer (FPV)

Following part one of our Action Travel Photographer series, where we listed all the tools used by our guest creator, Alen St.Hilaire. We now follow-up with an even closer look at the tools provided by the producers of the cutting-edge DJI camera drones.

DJI, a renowned leader in consumer drones, has developed a range of Mavic drones that cater to various needs and skill levels of drone enthusiasts. Each Mavic model comes with its own set of unique features and flight capabilities, offering a variety of options for drone enthusiasts, ranging from the ultra-portable Mavic Mini to the high-performance Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom models.

Each Mavic drone comes with its own unique features, camera capabilities, and flight modes, ensuring that there is a suitable option for hobbyists, photographers and videographers, and of all levels.

Here’s a brief overview of some key Mavic drones:

DJI Mavic Mini

The Mavic Mini is a compact and lightweight drone designed for beginners and recreational users. It weighs just 249 grams, making it one of the lightest drones on the market. Despite its small size, it boasts a 12-megapixel camera capable of shooting 2.7K video. The Mavic Mini is easy to fly, offers up to 30 minutes of flight time, and features intelligent flight modes like QuickShot, which allows for impressive automated aerial shots.

DJI Mavic Air 2

The Mavic Air 2 is a mid-range drone that strikes a balance between portability and performance. It boasts a powerful 48-megapixel camera capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps. This drone features obstacle avoidance sensors on all sides, providing excellent safety during flight. With a maximum flight time of up to 34 minutes, it also supports advanced features like SmartCapture, FocusTrack, and enhanced HDR photos.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

The Mavic 2 series offers two distinct models, the Pro and the Zoom, catering to different photography preferences. The Mavic 2 Pro features a Hasselblad-designed camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor, offering stunning 20-megapixel photos and 4K video at 10-bit Dlog-M color profile. On the other hand, the Mavic 2 Zoom boasts a 2x optical zoom lens, allowing for creative shot composition. Both models come equipped with advanced obstacle avoidance, a longer flight time of up to 31 minutes, and a range of intelligent flight modes.

DJI Mavic Air 2S

The Mavic Air 2S is an upgrade to the Mavic Air 2, featuring a larger 1-inch sensor camera capable of capturing 20-megapixel stills and 5.4K video at 30fps. It offers advanced autonomous flight capabilities with improved obstacle avoidance and intelligent shooting modes. With a maximum flight time of up to 31 minutes, it provides exceptional image quality and versatility.

Common DJI Drone Features

FPV - First Person View

FPV, or First-Person View, is a technology and experience commonly associated with DJI drones, though it’s not a feature in the traditional sense. Instead, FPV typically refers to the immersive and real-time video feed.

Most DJI drones are equipped with cameras that capture live video footage during flight. This video feed is transmitted in real-time to the remote controller or FPV goggles worn by the pilot, providing a first-person view of what the drone sees. This feature allows pilots to fly the drone as if they were onboard, enhancing the flying experience and enabling precise control.


Introducing Luminar Extensions

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.



About Skylum

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.




What is HDR Photography?

Learn what (HDR) High Dynamic Range Photography is and how to achieve HDR with a single image.