Drones, Drones and more Drones. As a passionate photographer and with a keen interest in aerial photography, I have always wanted a Drone. There is something special about aerial photography and I always like to take helicopter rides in the hope of taking a great shot to share.
A couple of my favourite aerial photos:
While I do love helicopter rides I find it difficult to take the shot and enjoy the helicopter experience at the same time. During my recent visit to Hawaii, I was walking along a Pier and noticed a young man using a Drone. We started talking about his Drone and he recommended the Phantom 4 for Aerial Photography and he kindly showed me how to use it. I was very surprised with the quality of the photo/image and I watched with great enthusiasm the Drone land and take off.
DJI Phantom 4 has since been updated to DJI Phantom 4 Pro with added features. My Co-Worker bought the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and I was impressed with the quality of the aerial photography. He also assured me it was easy to use. I decided to follow my passion and take a leap of faith and purchase my very own DJI Phantom 4 Pro with a screen.
It was a big day in my home when my DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone finally arrived!
The package was 2 foot by 2 foot and I set it on my dining table. In the cardboard box was another box and on the outside of this white box is a beautiful photo of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Inside this box is a grey carry box and with a turn on a special lock it was opened!
On opening the box, I found the instructions and check list and I methodically checked every item off. Before I could remind my partner to read the manual first before touching any buttons the drone lit up with green lights followed by red lights. We quickly found the off button and the drone was quickly put back down on the table. After reminding my partner not to touch any more buttons until the manual had been read, he then proceeded to pick up the remote control and press the on button. The noise from the remote control is a lot noisier than the drone and we were unable to find the off button. With a search on the internet we finally managed to turn it off.
I removed the battery from the Drone and Remote Control and charged them separately to be ready for my first drone flight.
My next post – How I Managed to Fly My DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone