Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Best Camera Settings For P3 Advanced Please ?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by cassalatico, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. cassalatico

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2016
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi I was wondering could you share with me your advice on the best camera settings for the P3 i want to make sure I'm doing it justice.

    Below is my first ever photo's i know their probably very amateur! but hopefully with you're advice and lots of practice things will improve!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. College geezer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
    You need to control exposure more. Photoshop and or Lightroom and maybe some nd filters.

    I'm sure others will have some more solid advice, but post is a great place to start


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  3. WetDog

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,491
    Likes Received:
    640
    The histogram is your friend. Put it up on the screen and learn to adjust the brightness as needed. You have a bunch of blown out areas which is pretty typical when you let the camera decide. The Go app allows you to place a marker where you want it to compute the exposure. That sometimes works but things seem to change when you're flying around. After some practice it becomes pretty easy to adjust the exposure as needed. Then you can work on the other settings but exposure is the first to get down.
     
  4. SimonH78

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    UK-Lancashire
    They look great...as standard files straight off the camera....you could get more using Adobe Lightroom to polish them even further
     
  5. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,739
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    There are no "best" settings.
    Cameras have a range of settings to deal with all the photographic situations they may have to deal with.
    If you don't have a good understanding of photography, you're probably best just using auto as it will do a pretty good job most of the time.
    ND filters won't hep much in still photos with the Phantom unless you are trying to purposely get a slower shutter speed in daylight.
     
    liketogethigh likes this.