I have been asked by a number of people how I create my small planet / tiny planet effect. I didn’t invent the tiny planet, it’s been around a while. I am however, the first to use this with aerial footage and I have come up with some unique and original techniques to get the best quality tiny planet. Using aerial panorama photos shot from a drone. The DJI Phantom quadcopter was used to shoot the images we use to make the tiny planet.
The tiny planet, or sometimes called a small planet is an excellent way to create a very unique image from your drone. Here are a couple of tips to get better tiny planets.
- Look for an area that has a lot of objects that break the skyline. (flat areas translate into really boring tiny planets.)
- Fly lower in order to capture more dramatic Silhouettes
- Make planet of overlap on your images.
I have a lot of fun flying my DJI drones and I have made some full length premium courses.
Here are a couple of examples of tiny planets.