Gear I use

I currently shoot with the Phantom 4.

If I was to buy a new drone today, I would probably pick the Mavic for portability.

Or a P4P for the 20MP camera for when photography is more important than portability. Or both if I had the cash ūüėÄ

 

Filters

For photography, you don’t really need gradual filters, because as I showed in my video, get the right settings for drone photography, you should shoot bracketed. However, there are two exceptions:

A polarizing filter might be good when you are shooting water, it will reduce the flare and reflections. But it will also slightly decrease the sharpness and lower the shutter speed, which can become a problem.

When you are shooting long exposure to get smooth water, like this image, you need a ND 64 to slow down your shutter speed.

I recommend Polarpro¬†filters which I’ve used for the past couple of years.

Drone bag

My bag is the Think Tank Airport Helipak Drone Backpack which is  perfect for P3 and P4 / P4Pro it as I can take a ton of equipment and you can take it with you on most airlines, even Easyjet and Ryanair.

It’s not too expensive in the US, retailing at $120 on Amazon.

Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak

 

For some reasons it is more expensive here in the UK, at about ¬£199 which is the price I bought it from on Amazon. But I stil¬†don’t regret it to this day.

Accessories

Having a super fast memory cards are not as important for photography as they are for videos, for which you want a fast memory card.

I use ¬†the Scandisk 64GB Extrem, they will do me an entire trip so I don’t have to worry about transfering files on my laptop every day.

UK link

US Link

SanDisk Extreme PLUS 64GB microSDXC UHS-I/U3 Card with Adapter (SDSQXSG-064G-GN6MA)

I edit my images on a Macbook pro, from 2013. It’s more than enough to edit images in Photoshop.

I have a medium wacom Bamboo tablet for editing, I love it, very easy and simple to use but I wish I actually bought the small one instead, which is still more than enough to do edits.

UK Link: http://amzn.to/2mCNDds
US Link: Wacom Intuos Draw CTL490DB Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet РNew Version

 

On location I will take an external hard drive, generally a 2TB from Lacie, because they are well built, and won’t break easily.

Uk Link: http://amzn.to/2nMUgtM

US Link:LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 2TB External Hard Drive (9000298)

For Software, I use Lightroom and Photoshop, and Nik Collection.

Any questions, ask!

 

About Me

I'm Jerome, a French photographer based in London. I love drone photography, but know this can be challenging. My drone work last year was published in countless publications and website, and you can do too if you know the basis of photography and have decent editing skills. I wanted to create this website to teach you what I've learned to make your drone photos from meh to wow.