Bracketing With DJI Air 2S

When taking photos with the drone, I noticed there wasn’t enough dynamic range in the RAW files. The cool thing is you can take 3 to 5 bracketed photos with the DJI Fly More APP.

Using Adobe Lightroom or PhotoShop, you can let the software do an auto-merge, or in PhotoShop, you can put them in layers and do a custom blend.

By shooting RAW with AEB set to 5, I have five different exposures to pick from rather than constantly merging multiple ones into a photo.

Often I am just picking the best exposure and tweaking that photo.

[DJI Air 2S, Mode = Manual, ISO 100, 1/90, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

Anytime you have something moving in the frame, you need to do a custom merge or pick the best exposure. So I just decided on the best exposure and edited it in Lightroom for the photo of these Brown Pelicans flying in the picture.

[DJI Air 2S, 22.4 mm f/2.8, Mode = Manual, ISO 100, 1/80, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 22)]

During sunset is a great reason to use the Auto Exposure Bracket [AEB] to hold together such a wide dynamic range.

Anytime you shoot and can shoot a variety of exposures, you give yourself many more options in the editing.

Not For Decisive Moment

Shooting people or moving objects trying to shoot a bracket and get the best peak moment isn’t realistic. Just shoot RAW in these types of situations. However, it is a good idea to shoot a bracket of exposures to then pick the best exposure that you will use when in a condition for shooting people.