I’ve been travelling a lot longer than 13 years. Technically I’ve been documenting my travels for almost all of my life, but the biggest changes have been within the last 10 to 13 years or so! Sometimes I look back on trips and think ‘man if I had THIS gadget for that trip, imagine the shots I would have got!!’. This post is taking a look at how my travel tech has changed over the years and the quality of the end results!
When I first looked into getting a drone, I was overwhelmed with the amount of accessories that you could buy for it, just like the GoPros packs with all the different mounts! My DJI Spark has been a bit of an ongoing investment, where I’ve been adding to my accessories as and when I find the need for something. I share with you my 5 must have DJI Spark Accessories that I think really make a difference!
It’s no secret that I love my DJI Spark drone! It gives you a whole different perspective of your surroundings. As a camera, I find that the pictures come out so well that they require minimal editing…most of these photos have had no editing at all! It’s small enough that I’ve still been able to carry on travelling with just cabin baggage, despite having all the extra gear.
As a fairly new drone pilot I’m still learning the ins and outs of travelling with a drone, but I thought I would share with you some of my experiences so far! I bought a DJI Spark because it’s one of the smallest drones out there, yet still produces good images and videos! One of my biggest priorities when I bought it, was that it had to be small enough to be able to travel with easily! But it’s not as simple as getting on a plane and then sending it up when you arrive in the destination, there’s a lot to consider.
I’ve never been someone that’s been affected by the way people look in the media. You often hear it ‘young girls worrying about body image etc because of what they see in magazines and on TV’…nope, never been me. I’ve always been happy with myself. Until recently. Instagram really started getting me down and making me think that I wasn’t good enough and that you have to be and do things a certain way to be ‘successful’. Even then it’s still not a looks thing. I don’t want to be the person in the photos because that’s not me, but it was almost like my life isn’t ‘good enough’. But for the most part I like my life, I LOVE my travels so why should I be feeling like I’m doing it wrong?
As if I needed anymore camera gear! I now use my iPod, iPhone, Canon Powershot (point & shoot), GoPro Hero 3, DJI Spark Drone, all the necessary mounts and travel tripods and now I’ve added an 80mm Crystal Ball (or Spherical Lens) to the collection and I love it…even though it does weigh the same as a baby elephant…Here are some of my tips for Crystal Ball photography!
I don’t remember the last time I was so excited about buying something that wasn’t a plane ticket! I’ve wanted a drone for a while and after deciding against buying one of the cheap pocket drones, I opted for the DJI Spark…which is still tiny…but amazing. I was worried that as a newbie pilot I would be awful at flying it but it was fairly easy to pick up!