Which should you buy? The DJI mavic Pro or the Phantom 4 pro?
Colin Smith puts them through their paces and shows you both.
Pros: Lightweight, portable, affordable, batteries are reasonably priced. 20mins or so flight time, rotating camera, Quick to set up and fly. Fast shooting.
Cons: Can be a bit bumpy on video while flying in wind because of light weight. Hard to move gimbal smoothly while shooting video. Gimbal is very fragile. Crooked horizon often,
Phantom 4 Pro
Pros: 1″ sensor, sharp photos and video. Good Dynamic Range. Good Low light shooting for photos and video. Very stable, even in moderate wind. 360 obstacle avoidance. Good flight time with upgraded battery (over 20 mins).
Cons: Heavier and larger than Mavic. More expensive.
I have been making best of class drone training videos since the very beginning and have amassed over 24 hours of training on Flying different drones, understanding the flight apps, strategies for getting great video and photos. These videos have all been shot on location in Southern California and the Hawaii Islands. I also have indepth tutorials on how to get the most form your images in Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro. Enjoy!
Why PhotoshopCAFE training?
Because this is something I do every day and Im passionate about it, I have written the book “The Photographer’s Guide to Drones” available in bookstores or Amazon. I am currently #1 on DJI’s SkyPixel community, an Adobe ACP and I preset this at the largest conferences and conventions around the USA. I have a lot of good stuff I want to share with you!
Mavic training (coming soon)
Check out my series of videos that cover everything DJI and drones! The best way to learn to fly safely and shoot amazing photos and video. I also show my entire workflow for processing aware-winning photos and videos!
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So, way to start the year! I just got back from Hawaii on Saturday night, then off to AZ on Sunday Morning. I’m getting ready for day 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Imaging USA is the PPA (Professional Photographers Of America) national trade show. They have a number of other regional shows, but this … Continued
Last week I getting on a plane to fly home and got kicked off the Southwest flight. The overheads were full and they wanted to check in my drone, which was fine, but I needed to remove the batteries and hand carry them. The batteries aren’t that different to whats in a laptop, but according to FAA … Continued
In this lesson, Colin Smith demonstrates one of his workflows used to enhance a beautiful landscape photograph of the ocean. This is one of the many techniques from the 10 hour Photoshop For Digital Photographers training program at PhotoshopCAFE https://photoshopcafe.com/video/products/CS6_Digital_Photographers.htm