Making More Dynamic Photos with Your Drone!

Colin Smith

A drone is such an amazing tool; we can shoot photos from angles that were only imaginable until recently. We have a camera that is capable of being almost anywhere. 

The only drawback with such a small, lightweight camera is that it often can’t capture the same range of shadows and highlights as its larger siblings. In many cases, these little cameras are going places that require a bit more dynamic range than we have been use d to. We have bright skies and shadowy foreground elements. The solution is to use HDR and Exposure stacking techniques. 

Fortunately, Colin has been using these techniques for a long time and is ready to share the secrets to shooting and processing in Lightroom and Photoshop to get an expanded dynamic range from a drone. 

This means that you can perhaps get more detailed, vibrant photos from you drone than you are currently getting. Tune in and find out how to make your photos more dynamic!

Colin Smith Bio

Colin Smith is founder of PhotoshopCAFE which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored 20 books, “The Photographer’s Guide To Drones” is his latest. As a commercial artist, his clients include Satcchi & Satcchi, Proctor & Gamble, Toyo Tires and Microsoft. As a leading Photoshop  trainer, he's worked with many large companies including Edison, ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He's been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. He loves art and technology and is currently one of the foremost aerial Drone Photography experts with acclaim from Time Magazine, and one of the top ranked “DJI Experts” on DJI’s Skypixel among others.

Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He's been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including WPPI, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA, PPE, Photoshop World, creativeLIVE, Siggraph, CES, PMA and NAB.