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DJI Heightens the FPV Experience with the Mini 4 Pro and Air 3

Posted by Drone Nerds on Mar 20, 2024 1:31:41 PM

Experience the excitement of FPV flying in a whole new way! DJI has announced the compatibility of DJI's latest FPV gear – Goggles 2, Goggles Integra, and the RC Motion 2 – with the Mini 4 Pro and Air 3 drones.

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Topics: DJI FPV, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Goggles 2, DJI Mini 4 Pro, DJI Action 3

2022 Drone Nerds Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by The Drone Experts on Nov 29, 2022 12:05:16 PM

10 Nerds in Your Life and the Best Way to Keep Them Happy This Holiday Season!

The year has flown by, and another holiday season has arrived in a flash. Everyone loves the holidays, but no one wants to be caught without a proper gift plan or having to do a last-minute gift card scramble. Don’t worry; Drone Nerds is here this year to help you find the perfect gift pairings with our guide to identifying the nerds in your life, and the best gift options to ensure you are the holiday hero for 2022!

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Topics: OSMO ACTION, OSMO MOBILE, DJI FPV, DJI Mavic 3, FPV Goggles, DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Avata, DJI Goggles 2

Drone Flight Basics—How Does a Drone Communicate with its RC?

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 30, 2022 6:13:07 PM

In order to properly fly your drone, you have to know how it works—it’s important to have a basic understanding of how a drone connects to the controller, and what limitations exist. By having a firm grasp on how the drone operates, you can minimize the chances of crashing or losing your drone.

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Topics: FPV, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mavic Series Drones, FPV Goggles, DJI Mini 3 Pro, Drone Pilot, DJI Avata, DJI Goggles 2

Enhanced Drone Photography—ND Filter Basics

Posted by Drone Nerds on Sep 9, 2022 5:58:50 PM

Neutral Density filters, commonly known as ND filters, are great accessories that can help creators capture incredible aerial photography and videography, regardless of weather or lighting conditions.

Some of the most popular ND filters on the market have been developed by DJI for their Mavic series drone and professional-grade cinematography gimbals, like the Ronin 4D. Let’s take a look at what ND filters are, and how they can elevate even the most basic drone photography into professional imagery.

As the name would describe, ND filters are lenses that can be attached to the front of the camera lens of a drone or camera. They reduce the amount of light that enters the camera, changing the exposure of the final image. This works exceptionally well when trying to highlight movement in an image, which is great for outdoor and dynamic photography. Keep in mind that overexposure, even when working with ND filters, is linked to the proper use of the ideal shutter speed, ISO, and aperture for your shots. For example, you can combine an ND filter and a fast shutter speed to capture a more natural motion blur, allowing you to take more dynamic footage of moving objects. On the contrary, a lower shutter speed will enhance a blur effect; if you combine an ND Filter and a slow shutter speed, you may end up with a very blurry photo.

While ND filters may be easy to attach to the camera lens, the user must know how to properly use them and have a basic understanding of the triangle of exposure. ND filters affect the shutter speed and the amount of light that enters through the camera lens—if you don’t know how to use them properly, your images can become messy. Since an ND filter is just that –a filter– you will need to consider how long you need to allow the right amount of light to filter into the camera; meaning that the darker your filter, the longer you will need to have your shutter open to allow in the right amount of light. ND filters also allow you to have a larger aperture, supporting brighter light filtration without overexposing the image—this results in sharp, focused images. When used properly, ND filters will allow you to enhance aerial imagery, but if used incorrectly, your results will be blurry, dark, or underexposed images from improper light penetration. 

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Topics: Mavic 3, DJI FPV, DJI Mavic 3, drone photography, DJI Mavic Series Drones, DJI Ronin 4D, DJI Air 2S

Explore Like Never Before— 6 Epic Shots of Ideal Summer Getaways

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jul 18, 2022 4:43:50 PM

The world moves a little slower, the heat waves have us dreaming of paradise, and you can set off, if only for a moment, from your cold office and find yourself cruising, camping—flying, on to your next adventure.

Film your summertime rendezvous and take a piece of paradise home with you in HD. From San Andres, Colombia to the Bolivian Salt Flats, or to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, capture your summer like never before.

Discover Lake Atitlan in Guatemala with the Mini 3 Pro

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Topics: DJI Action 2 Camera, Mavic 3, DJI Mini SE, DJI Mavic 3, DJI OM 5, drone photography, DJI Air 2S

Drone Photography Tips for Advanced Users

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jun 27, 2022 3:51:43 PM

If you have been flying drones for a while, whether it has been professionally or just for fun, chances are you want to take your drone experience to the next level. As an advanced flyer, you have great control over your drone and can maneuver it properly through tight spaces and in changing weather conditions; now you can learn a few tricks to enhance your skills. 

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Topics: MAVIC AIR 2, MAVIC MINI, Mavic 3, DJI Mini SE, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mini 2, DJI Mavic Series Drones, DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Air 2S, travel drones

How to Fly a Drone (For Beginners)

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jun 13, 2022 5:29:01 PM

Being a first-time flyer is exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Depending on the drone model you purchased, you can choose different functions and features to use during your flight.

 

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Topics: MAVIC MINI, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Mini 3 Pro, mini drones, Drone Pilot

Discover the Biggest DJI Firmware Update for the Mavic 3

Posted by Drone Nerds on Jun 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

DJI released a new firmware update for their Mavic 3 drone model—this one is a pretty big deal, as it seems like users will finally be able to use all of the amazing features of the Mavic 3 in its entirety. 

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Topics: SMART CONTROLLER, New Release, Mavic 3, DJI Mavic 3, DJI OM 5, drone photography, DJI Mavic Series Drones, Firmware Update

From Hobby to Side Hustle: Drone Wedding Photography

Posted by Drone Nerds on Apr 4, 2022 5:20:34 PM

Drone wedding photography and videography are rising in popularity, with many couples opting to have dynamic, aerial shots and footage of their special day.

As the popularity of drone photography increases, you may want to consider applying your drone skills to establish a side hustle—who knows? You may even start a full-blown business.
Drone Nerds has compiled a list of tips and useful information to get you started on your drone photography journey.

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Topics: MAVIC AIR 2, MAVIC MINI, Mavic 3, DJI FPV, DJI Mavic 3, drone photography, DJI Mavic Series Drones, FPV Goggles

New Year, New Gear: Get Ready to Take Off in 2022

Posted by The Drone Experts on Jan 10, 2022 11:01:57 AM
A new year brings a fresh start. It’s time to pause and reflect on what we have accomplished and begin setting new goals for the year ahead. How great is it to have 365 unique opportunities to achieve new resolutions!

Take this moment to plan upfront and be strategic on your choices, no matter if you’re looking to get back to your traveling adventures, level up your influencer business, revamp your blog, or create breathtaking drone wedding photography this year.

We created a list of tips to help you with your New Year’s resolutions so that you can capture stunning moments wherever you go and reach new heights in 2022:

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Topics: DJI Action 2 Camera, DJI Mavic 3, DJI OM 5, DJI Mini 2