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Five Tips for the DJI Mavic You Probably Don't Know About

As into the aerials as I am over here, Instagram has, believe it or not, changed the way I shoot. On my drone, it is only possible to capture landscape-oriented photos, which take up less space on a phone's display compared to a portrait-oriented image. It wasn't until yesterday that a buddy of mine showed me this little trick where I can spin the camera on my Mavic into portrait mode and shoot that way. How to do this, along with four other tips, is covered in this helpful video by iProDan.

A majority of the time, I am flying my Inspire 2, but because of the size and weight that I have to lug around with that drone, I figured it would be smart to grab a Mavic for travel. That being said, the Inspire puts out a beast of an image, allowing me to crop in and get that portrait shot I am always looking for nowadays (for the 'gram). With my Mavic, I was questioning how I could put out a solid-sized image if I wanted to post vertically.

With less quality on a smaller sensor and a much smaller drone, I would really be sacrificing my image if I decided to crop my horizontal Mavic shot. Is that worth it? It could be. But I always want to have good quality posts to share with everyone. This simple trick will end up being a huge lifesaver in the near future and makes me like my Mavic that much more. Now, I get to edit with the full-resolution photo before posting. Because of that, my Mavic will become my right-hand man and will be with me in the car wherever I go.

Hopefully this finds the right people and is able to help them out in the same way I now feel I was helped. You'll even find a few other awesome tips that are really useful for all the Mavic Pilots out there.

Big thanks to Andrew Keyser for showing me this little trick and to iProDan for the video.

I am a huge nerd when it comes to drones and have been flying for over 4 years. I enjoy doing aerial photography as my personal work but shoot tons of video for work as well. I am a part of Simply Visual Productions and Simply Sounds, working my way into an industry I couldn't be happier to be a part of.

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