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How to Fly a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone, getting started

On-location video that shows how to shoot video and photos of paddle boarders with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter. It covers preflight, calibration, flying and shooting. Learn how to fly to shoot the best drone photos and aerial video

How to Fly a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone, getting started

Watch each video in order. This will get you some basics to begin to fly your new drone safely.

How to fly and shoot with the DJI Phantom Quadcopter drone on Location

This video shows how to fly a DJI Phantom  drone. On location at the beach, see how to calibrate, preflight and fly for aerial video and photography.


 

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Flying a DJI Phantom Quadcopter drone

On-location video that shows how to shoot video and photos of paddle boarders with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter. It covers preflight, calibration, flying and shooting.

See how to warm up the quadcopter and do a safety check.  We then calibrate the copter to ensure satellite lock. This step is a good me sure to take whenever flying in a new location. Its important to have a good satellite lock to mark your starting position.

We then fly over the ocean to capture some video and photographs of paddle boarders early in the morning. In my experience, surfers and paddle boarders, generally agree to being filmed, just don’t get too close to them and don’t bother them. Get in, get your shot and then get out of their way. Whenever possible, get their permission first and have them sign a model release. They will generally agree to filming, especially if you offers to share the footage with them afterwards.

See some tips on flying to get smooth video and photos.

Quickstart Guide to Phantom 2 Vision +

Colin Smith shows you how to unbox your drone and get it ready for the first flight. This quick start gets straight to the point and shows what you need to get up in the air quickly.

Controlling the DJI Phantom Quadcopter

How the controls work on the DJI Phantom 2 Vision + Quadcopter Drone. Colin shows you how the transmitter is used to control the flight of your quadcopter.

What next?

This video shows lots of aerial video and photos shot with the phantom vision and vision + quadcpters.

 

 Quick Start Kit

I have selected 10 videos that will help you really get going in Aerial Photography. This is 90 minutes of our best introductory videos for DJI Phantom Quadcopters. Start shooting quality aerial Photography and video right now!

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Free DJI Phantom Cheat Sheet e-Booklet

I have put together some goodies to help you fly your DJI Phantom with confidence. Get the free DJI Phantom Cheat Sheets at http://photoshopcafe.com/djicheatsheet

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DJI Phantom quadcopter Drone, Photography and video.

PhotoshopCAFE has put together a comprehensive 9 hour video for anyone wanting to learn how to fly quadcopters and shoot and process video and photographs. http://www.photoshopcafe.com/video/products/DJI_Phantom.-drone-photography-video.htm

 

Check out the full training course: DJI Phantom Quadcopter drones; Aerial photography and video handbook

 

 

 

Check out our 9 hour Phantom 3 / Inspire 1 training tutorial seriesphantom-3-inspire-1-photography-training

 

 

 

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. 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 Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith

About Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. 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 Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

  • James Bondurant

    At the 3:14 mark he is describing the second part of the the compass calibration as nose down but he is actually holding the Phantom nose UP!

    • Yes, this is true, but it doesn’t actually matter. As long as it’s calibrated on both the x and y axis it completes a successful calibration as indicated by the lights on the copter. It doesn’t matter if you go clockwise or counter clockwise. Actually nose up and counterclockwise revolution is identical to nose does and a clockwise revolution.

  • Nice & informative post.