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What is a good way to take nice pictures at the sunset or at night camera setting wise?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Hunter Hughes, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Hunter Hughes

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    Is there specific custom settings that allow for really nice high quality pictures at night and focusing on the sunset? I have a P3 Standard and I use Litchi and DJI Go.


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  2. The Art Of Drones

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    post this on the standard/4k discussion
     
  3. sjp0eqt

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    There's no such thing !
    There are no "specific custom settings"


    Photography is a subjective art. Start off using "auto" and see what you get, then make adjustments based on what looks good to you.

    You can "bracket" your photos to try 3 different settings in one spurt.

    Try shooting in RAW so you have more to work with in post editing.
     
  4. GimbleOut

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    General rules I use. Keep the iso low...100 - 200. That means you will be adjusting shutter. For night shots 2" works pretty good. For sunsets you will need to experiment with faster shutter till you dial in. I use vivid for most shots and usually like it. You can use raw but takes some post edit skills and tools.


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    If you have post editing apps like Lightroom etc, here's how I do it:

    Set your bird's photo settings to:

    Image size: 4:3
    Image Format: RAW (saved as a DNG file, you get more image data to work with over compressed JPEG format)
    White Balance: AWB or Daylight (you can adjust this later in post editing)
    Style: Custom (-2,-2,-2 and add Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation in post)
    Color: D-LOG (images look flat/bland but will capture more shadow detail)

    Try and shoot at least 1/60" or faster for sharper images. Increase ISO to 200 if needed to up your shutter speed. I found images shot with slower shutter speeds aren't as sharp which makes sense ie your drone has motor vibration and add in wind to the mix.

    You'll need to experiment a bit as lighting conditions are constantly changing esp with sunsets.