This is probably one of the coolest products DJI has released to date. It is the most compact and refined package they offer, and it’s perfect for non-professionals like me. It’s also $800, which is within reach… and it could serve as an awesome tool for photography and video. I was compelled to buy it because I imagined myself taking breathtaking clips when I travel, exploring the coastline of California, and taking some insane landscapes.
I was close to pulling the trigger and ordering one this past week, but I’ve decided to hold off. It was in my cart, literally one click away from being mine. But I stopped and asked myself if a drone was going to make me a better photographer?
And the answer is… probably not. 😢
To make my work better, I need to focus on telling a story. I think it could be a powerful tool in the right hands, but I’m honestly not there yet. For now, I’m going to stick with the basics. And if I need a drone shot, I’ll call up my friends with the gear to help me out.
Look at the photos below and tell me if you care if they were shot on a drone or not.
Can you tell which ones were shot with a drone? And if you think about it, does it even matter? I bet these photographers could take amazing photos, regardless of whether they had a drone or not.
I’ll eventually get one, but I probably just need to start carrying around my DSLR more often.