Capturing a Panoramic Image with a Drone
I'm a big fan of drones. I think they are an amazing bit of technology. Though I've taken still photos with my drone before, it is the video features that I use the most. The aerial footage you can insert into a vlog really helps tell the story of the location.
A few weeks ago though I published a video called Creating Panoramic Images of Glen Etive with a Drone. In the video, I used the drone to capture a big panoramic image of the Loch Etive area where I was staying on holiday. It was an image that I couldn't have captured if it wasn't for the drone.
Can You Print an Image Captured from a Drone
When the video was published a few people asked the question about how the image looked in print. After all, the camera sensor in a drone like the DJI Mavic Pro is nowhere as advanced as the sensor in my D850. However, does that mean that the images from a drone aren't worth printing?
As I'd never printed an image captured on one of my drones before I thought it would be a good time to find out. So, can you print an image captured from a drone? Let's find out.
As you saw in the video, it was more of a question of is their sufficient quality from a drone image to justify making a print. I think the answer is definitely yes. As long as the image is well composed and has good light, there is more than enough detail in the DNG files captured on a DJI Mavic Pro to justify making a print.
In the video, you also saw me try out a paper that I haven't used before. It was the Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300. I really like this paper and this was my first time making a large print on a matt paper. You can really feel the weight of the paper and the surface has a real feel of quality about it. I think I'll need to try a few more prints using some of the matt papers I have in my Fotospeed Matt Smooth Test Pack.
So do you own a drone? Do you take still images with it? Have you ever printed a drone image? Let me know in the comments below.
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