Drone Photography & Aerial Panoramas with Colin Smith

In this episode of TheFIX, we’re joined by Colin Smith to talk about aerial drone photography and techniques for photographing and processing aerial panoramas. Colin shares how he first got involved with drones and aerial photography two and a half years ago, and we discuss some of the aerial “tripod-in-the-sky” process he uses when shooting images for a panorama. Then we move into Lightroom where Colin shows how easy it is to stitch multiple aerial images together using Lightroom’s Merge to Panorama feature.

About This Week’s Guest

Colin Smith is a best-selling author, award-winning digital artist, and is well known as a pioneer in the field of HDR photography and aerial drone photography. He is the founder of PhotoshopCAFE.com, one of the world’s most popular Photoshop training and resource sites, which boasts over 30 million visitors. He is a regular columnist for Photoshop User magazine and his work has been featured in most major imaging magazines. He has been nominated twice for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. 

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Photoshop Cafe   |      Gallery of Colin’s Images
Training Video for DJI Phantom 3 & Inspire 1 Quadcopters
Connect with Colin on    Facebook     |     Instagram    |    Twitter    |    G+    |    YouTube

Enter the Rocky Nook Book Giveaway!

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Where’s Seán?

Lynda.com recently published Seán’s two new Photoshop Compositing Project courses: Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start to Finish and Shooting & Assembling a Sports Action Composite. Check out Seán’s website to learn more about his photography, workshops, and all of his Lynda.com courses