17 Vertical Drone Photography Compositions for Inspiration

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Getting photography composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. And while there are many traditional compositions to be taken from the air, aerial photography from airplanes introduced the vertical “straight down” composition that produced some very interesting shot. With the explosion in drone photography, the availability of this as a realistic option for many photographers has seen a massive increase in this wonderful way of looking at the world.

Now, the vertical composition is wonderful, but you really should take things even further with advanced composition choices. Take a look at Kent Dufuault's excellent guide to Advanced Composition for that, but in the meantime enjoy this inspirational post of vertical compositions from drones.

Photo by Stephan Müller
Stephan Müller
Pixabay
Tom Fisk
Tom Fisk
thiago japyassu
thiago japyassu
antas singh
antas singh
Marko Blazevic Drone Composition
Marko Blazevic
Aleksejs Bergmanis
Aleksejs Bergmanis
Oliver Sjöström
Oliver Sjöström
photo by antas singh
antas singh
Drone shot by Simon Blyberg
Simon Blyberg

In Kent Dufault's Advanced Composition, you'll discover concepts such as:

  • Why the human eye is attracted to light objects over dark objects
  • How to train your mind to simplify composition for professional results
  • Why the use of repetition is so important
  • How to tell a story through graphic elements
  • Why your choice of aspect ratio can vastly affect a viewer’s reaction to your photograph
  • Get it here today
Stephan Müller
Stephan Müller
Stephan Müller
Stephan Müller
thiago japyassu
thiago japyassu
thiago japyassu
thiago japyassu
Aleksejs Bergmanis
Aleksejs Bergmanis
Josh Sorenson
Josh Sorenson
Gui Basto
Gui Basto

Now, while the vertical composition that you see in this collection is a fun way to compose images with a drone, all photography is subject to the power of composition at its core. Vertical shots are just one of the limitless ways to get a powerful image. If you want to get a good grasp of advanced composition, then you should read Kent Dufault's Guide to Advanced Composition for an excellent grounding.

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