Drone Podcast 63 - NSW Drone Pilot Clay Sweetman

Drone Podcast - Clay Sweetman

The Drone Trainer Podcast 063 – Clay Sweetman

Welcome to episode 63 of The Drone Trainer Podcast! Let’s have a chat with Clay Sweetman, from NSW Australia. Check this episode out and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play so that you don’t miss this or any of the future podcast episodes!

Clay SweetmanClay Sweetman, based in New South Wales, Australia, is a drone pilot who also sells drones for a living. Two and a half years ago, Clay had a hip replacement, and during his downtime he pulled the trigger on his first drone. He chose the DJI Mavic Pro as his first drone, and has had an absolute blast flying it ever since.

The biggest Mavic Pro feature that Clay likes, is the camera’s portrait mode orientation. If you have a look at his instagram, you can see that he loves it as all of his shots are straight down in portrait mode. If you’re not flying a Mavic Pro and want to shoot portrait mode, you have three options. First,  you can take a series of photos and stitch them together, or crop them into a portrait orientation, or lastly just rotate your drone 90 degrees if you’re shooting straight down. Easy!

Clay loves shooting during the golden hour, and always shoots raw. When it comes to editing, he likes to bring down the exposure to bring the blacks down, and then the whites up as much as he can. He emphasizes tropical greens and blues, while keeping images as sharp as possible. He also gives some of his credit to Merr Watson and Emily Kaszton’s editing style, and their awesome Lightroom presets. In addition to his instagram gallery, you can also check out Clay’s print store over at Riptide Prints.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s drone podcast with Clay Sweetman! Once you’ve had a listen, feel free to leave a comment below so that Mike and I can hear what you think!

Check out Clay’s work and follow him on social media!


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