Photographer uses his DJI Mavic Air 2 to capture lightning in long exposure aerial photos. With shutter speeds as slow as eight seconds, Chris Adolor was able to take really sharp and amazing stills of a nearby thunderstorm.
Mavic Air 2 captures lightning in long exposure aerial photos
Photographer and drone operator, Chris Adolor used his DJI Mavic Air 2 to capture lightning in long exposure aerial photos. It is quite impressive that the latest DJI drone was able to keep still and shoot sharp photos with shutter speeds as slow as eight seconds.
Chris shared the photos on Facebook where he said:
“MA2 – 8-second exposure in tripod mode @ 200ft… surprisingly stable.”
“Just a light but steady breeze so it wasn’t too bad. The storm was about 8-10 miles south heading away so I didn’t have any direct gusts. Was definitely impressed with the MA2 stability in tripod mode even in a steady breeze.”
When asked how he was able to capture the lightning, Chris responded with:
“The strikes were pretty rapid-fire… actually caught about 2 dozen strikes over a single battery cycle, some better than others. Basically executing a shutter click every 8-seconds, repeatedly.”
These are very cool photos indeed and it shows you what can be done with an ‘entry-level’ drone such as the DJI Mavic Air 2. Especially with its latest firmware updates, this drone proves to be quite a capable and versatile unmanned aircraft.
Check out this video below to learn more about how to adjust the shutter speed on a DJI Mavic Air 2 and take long exposure photos.
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