10 steps to better photos (and videos) with your camera drone

DJI Mini 2 drone
(Image credit: DJI)

We’re going to go out on a limb here and assume, if you’re want to get good imagery with a portable aircraft, you’ve got yourself one with a remote control which has a screen built in or borrows that of your phone. If you’re trying with a toy and can’t see where you’re shooting then we admire your ambition but you might want to read our Best camera drones list first – the tech needed to capture striking images needn’t cost the earth. 

Here are three rules and seven tips that will take your drone photography to fresh heights:

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook