My Driving to Iceland series on YouTube is complete, however there was so much that was not shown in the video series, mostly, my new found love of the drone.
For this road trip, I purchased a DJI Air 3. Initially I thought this would be used for video only due to it’s incredible ability to fly ‘hands free’ as well as the fact that it has a larger sensor and 2 lenses: 24mm & 70mm equivalent. However, the photography capabilities of this drone are limitless as you can see in these images above and below.
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Having now met up with a group of other photographers, I was seduced by the photography potential of the drone because I was surrounded by so many drone enthusiasts. It wasn’t long before I was shooting 48 megapixel RAW files, and even larger panoramas.
With the use of one of Nick Page’s ND filters, I was even able to shoot a slightly long exposure of this waterfall. The above image is 1/15 seconds, which isn’t bad for a flying camera. If nick hadn’t been hogging the 6 stop, i could have gone even longer.
I even began to use the drone to create my video thumbnails. This image above is one of my thumbnails in a video where I drive to the best campsite in all of Iceland.
But nothing could quite prepare me for how much I would appreciate the drone when I found myself in the most incredible conditions without my main camera. This was an oversight on my part as I went on an afternoon scouting hike. Little did I know the light would be this good.
Watch the full Iceland adventure below.