All Things UAV & Drone Blog

This blog is dedicated to the review of various photographic products within the UAV market including on-board cameras with the various UAV products as well as third-party cameras that can be carried on any given UAV. In particular, with a glut of information out there on video-related reviews, I will be focusing on the still-photography related features 

Miniaturize It

 Syma X8C with Mobius camera on board. Processed in ON 1 Photo 10.

Syma X8C with Mobius camera on board. Processed in ON 1 Photo 10.

Miniaturizing an aerial image can be an easy and powerful process. By reducing the depth of field, an image taken from an elevated view can be transformed. If you have Photoshop, it's pretty easy: 

   -Select the area that you want to remain in focus.
   -Feather the selection. The higher the resolution of your image, the more feathering required.
   -Inverse the selection.
   -Apply a blurring filter such as the Gaussian blur. Experiment with the amounts

There are other photo editing applications out there that offer "lens blurring" effects that make this an even easier task to accomplish. I typically use ON1 Photo10 or (if on my smart phone) Snapseed.