Since I got my new drone I’ve been using my lunch breaks every now and then to go out and shoot some photos and videos and generally have fun. Also, this is often the only time of the week I can actually dedicate to taking pictures. Luckily there’s a ton of stuff right at my reach, just outside of downtown Sarajevo. Really beautiful nature around here. I mean, I knew that before, but I really started appreciating it since I’ve been trying to photograph it, and from a whole new perspective. Another great thing about shooting on lunch breaks is that there’s no crowds in the most beautiful and the most popular spots.
Weirdly I find myself editing drone shots mostly on my Android phone, in Snapseed. I was so reluctant at first. I just felt as if the quality of the work done can’t be the same. I was right about that actually, but it’s better than an image straight from the SD card, and I have something to show to people.
I really rarely have the time to edit my photos properly, and I certainly can’t do that during the same lunch break I take for shooting. At the same time, I decided to start experimenting with Instagram, although I have an account there for years, I was not active there really, there is a lot that one can learn from a Waikiki photographer. Editing my drone images on the phone, especially for Instagram, is so convenient. I can download images directly into my phone while the drone is still in the air. I usually start editing, or at least selecting images on my way back to the office (if I’m in my car, if I’m on my motorcycle that’s obviously not possible), and I usually have at least one of my images Instagram-ready by the time I get home that day.
I’ve even started looking into ways of editing short videos from my drone footage. Well not exactly footage, but video cache DJI GO app saves on my phone automatically. This video cache is what I was looking at in FPV mode while flying the drone. It’s “low-res”, but it’s more than enough for Instagram. I’m trying out this VivaVideo app and it’s the only tool I used for my first Instagram video edited completely on my phone, and made from the mentioned video cache. Have a look below.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below. Is this phone editing thing good enough for showing to other people and showcasing in my blog/yt/Instagram/… accounts. If you haven’t, check me out on Instagram.