Technique

Drone has smooth point-of-interest, follow-me, and tripod modes with a 20-megapixel, one-inch sensor for detailed photos and 4K video.  Complementing is a 4K 30-magapixel professional camera with zoom lenses, or an actioncam on a flowing gimbal stabilizer, or a 360 camera — or yet another DSLR camera for coverage with timed editing and picture-in-picture.  Methods employ external and lavalier mics, flash modifiers, motorized pan and fluid-head tripods, and live broadcast to social media.

Processing is done with Final Cut Pro effects and Luminar and Pixelmator corrections.  Current training in Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, etc.  Journalism training looks for photos that “tell a story.”  (Not much time for contests where award winners seem rather mediocre.)  The news media, not wanting responsibility for a drone, have used my photo/video files shared on events.

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