There are many different kinds of drones that are available in the market, ranging from the extremely affordable ones to those that cost more than a decent second hand car. Of course, the latter group would be able to deliver a high level of performance, capturing some really professional looking shots along the way. DJI has long been a staple name when it comes to quality drones, and this time around they decided to push the boundaries of what a drone can do in a small package through the introduction of the Mavic Air. The DJI Mavic Air happens to be an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone that is capable of delivering higher performance, more intelligent features and greater creative possibilities compared to any other consumer drone.
Hammacher Schlemmer has been well known to produce some rather stunning devices and put them up for sale, and this particular model is something which not everyone would have thought of. Since drones ended up being all the rage some time ago, and the selfie phenomena continues to grow as many smartphones now feature a front-facing camera that have an equal or higher megapixel count compared to the back camera. Why not merge the two together and you would end up with what is known as the $299.95 Selfie Drone?
If you have ever used a light box to take photos, you’ve either created your own out of paper and PVC, or bought a very flimsy fabric and plastic framework. That’s only one fraction of the setup though, since you also have to get lights, bulbs that are the same color/power, and find a spot to put everything. They get the job done, but are usually stationary setups, and aren’t easy to quickly break down.
Being a photographer allows the world to see from your perspective. It’s impossible to know what little things catch your eye, how you interpret beauty, or what you view as worthy to freeze and preserve in a momentary snapshot. Thanks to cameras being just about everywhere through smartphones and digital cameras, we can now shoot and share imagery whenever we want.
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Of course, once you get to your destination, you are bound to take some photos of the scenery to commemorate your accomplishment of getting there on your beloved smartphone. That being said, not having the right lighting or getting a blurry photo can be a pretty big letdown for all the hassle of trekking to just the right spot to take the picture in the first place.
If you like photography, then you know there will always be more ways to up your game. Better lenses, camera bodies, and reflectors can make it so you don’t even need Photoshop at the end of the day. That doesn’t mean you won’t still use it to tweak this and that before posting it for the world to see, but it’s better to have a quality image to start off with.
Since YouTube can now be a viable job for just about anyone, it makes sense that we would invest more in our smartphone accessories. The higher quality of videos you put out, the more people will be interested in watching. There is that whole aspect of having content people will actually want to watch as well, but you do want to take into account the caliber of the content you’re putting out there.
While it’s nice to snap pictures of this and that with your phone, some people take this form of photography very seriously. Nowadays there are professional photographers who only use smartphones and made a booming business out of it. While a good deal of that has to do with having the proper lighting setup, there are TONS of accessories that can boost your phones’ capabilities for shooting photos or videos alike.
Photographers cried out all at once when phones started coming with cameras. While there’s always a need for someone to take photos professionally, smartphones have certainly lessened the demand, and that’s because you can take some great pictures with your phone and have them on Facebook before the event you’re at is over. I recently spent 6 weeks in Japan, and while I took over 2,000 photos with my DSLR, most of the photos that made it to social media came from my phone because there wasn’t enough time to get them onto a computer, edited, and uploaded fast enough.
If you’ve ever laid down and looked up at night, you’ve likely seen a myriad of twinkling dots littered across the sky. They’re beautiful and terrifying, mainly because you know there’s more out there than what the naked eye can take in. If you really take an interest, you might have looked up some photos online and come across images from NASA, or from enthusiasts who have tons of money to pour into high-quality equipment.