Starbase Weekly, Ep. 99 Post Launch Flyover

Starbase Weekly, Ep. 99 Post Launch Flyover

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December 1, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can drones take night photos?

The answer to that question is yes. But it's been a long-standing tradition. Since the 1970s, we have been taking photographs at night.

There's one problem. Night photography requires specialist equipment. With a camera costing less than $10k, there is no way to do night photography.

A series of wavelengths are created when light hits an object.

These wavelengths merge to form white light at long distances from source.

This is why your eyes can see colors even if the sun is many millions of miles away.

However, when light strikes an object near its source, it reflects within a narrow band wavelengths. These wavelengths bounce straight back to us without overlapping.

This means that objects appearing brighter are closer together. This is how objects glow when exposed to black light.

How much energy the object absorbs affects how much light is reflected. If light hits an object, it may reflect less red light than more blue.

Blue light is the most visible to the human eye, so objects will appear more blue if they are seen under black light.

So what does this have to do with drones? A very bright light source is required if you are trying to capture dark areas, such as a forest, or cave.

An ordinary lamp won't be powerful enough to illuminate the entire scene. It will only provide a shadowed view and not much else.

You will need a strobe if you want to take great photos. You won't want to lug around a large flashgun so you will need a smaller one.

These lights are also known as speedlights, because they emit flashes so fast they create a stroboscopic effect.

If we say "stroboscopic", you can see the light pulse across the screen. The higher the speed, the better the picture.

We won't discuss how to set up a Speedlight here. There are many tutorials on the internet.

We will tell you to make sure that the subject is properly illuminated in order for a clear photograph.

To achieve this, you should aim the beam at a 45-degree angle. You can adjust intensity by moving the flashgun head.

Once you have found the right setting, hold the gun steady while pressing the shutter release button.

Press the shutter once more, just before the flashlight reaches the subject. This will cause the flashgun's flash to go off again, causing it to send out another blast of light.

The first burst will illuminate the subject. However, the second burst will capture the moment after it has passed.

The result is a continuous exposure where both bursts of light are recorded.

Now that we know how to capture images during the daylight, let's learn how to do night photography.

I have so far covered everything about how to photograph things at night.

However, there is still one thing that needs to be addressed: the color balance.

Many people believe that images taken at night are too dark.

And that's true - but it's also true for daytime pictures.

It doesn’t matter if you’re taking photos at dawn, dusk or both; the camera will always take a darker picture.

Which hour is best to photograph drones?

A drone could capture aerial images during sunrise and sunset hours when there isn't much activity on the ground.

Drones can capture beautiful photographs of landscapes and the sky over them. You might not be able to capture spectacular night views because drones are not allowed to fly at night.

Take advantage of the sunrise and sunset hours to capture great photo opportunities. These times are more conducive to stunning photos of nature, as there are less cars on the road and less people walking about.

You'll find that you can shoot at lower levels of light, which makes it easier for you to take pictures without worrying about overexposing.

In addition, you won't have to deal with strong winds, rain, snow, or fog. All of these factors make daylight perfect to take photos with drones.

You can capture nighttime scenes by flying at night. This will allow you to see the cityscape from a different perspective.

Where are the best places to take photos with a drone?

Drones are a great tool for taking stunning photos of nature and landscapes. Whether you want close-up shots of animals like birds and butterflies or to capture beautiful scenery, drones are ideal.

You can use drones in the most beautiful places: mountains, deserts. Drone enthusiasts love to capture picturesque views of their home and other local attractions.

It is a good idea to shoot at night so that the lights can illuminate the surrounding area. This allows you to see new places. Also, you can shoot in different seasons, particularly winter when snow covers the ground.


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How To

How can I make my drone photos look better?

It is possible to capture stunning images with a drone. The result can be more stunning than any image taken with a conventional camera if you do it correctly.

You can improve the quality of your photos. You should make sure that your settings are appropriate for the model you are photographing.

Several apps and tools can be used to edit photos after they are taken. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom lets you import multiple files at the same time and allows you to adjust each shot individually.

You can also crop out and enhance certain parts of your image. This includes changing the lighting and contrast, as well as removing any unwanted objects.

Snapseed is another option that allows basic editing such as cropping, brightness adjustment, and color correction.

Post-processing is all about ensuring your final product looks professional.

This includes knowing how to properly position your camera and how to correctly set it up.

Also, ensure that you select the correct settings for your lens. If you're photographing landscapes, for example, use a longer focal-length (e.g. 200mm), whereas if your goal is to take close-ups of objects, choose a shorter focal length (e.g. 50mm).

Finally, learn how to shoot in RAW format because this gives you greater control over the final image.

These techniques will allow you to create breathtaking drone images that will amaze everyone.