The Fix 15: Standing on Top of Turtle Mountain

by | Nov 8, 2017 | The Fix

Focus of Episode: Editing DJI Phantom Drone Photos

The Story Behind the Shot:

In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on December 18th of 2016, called Standing on Top of Turtle Mountain. I took the photo in the summer of 2016 after hiking to the top of Turtle mountain in the town of Crowsnest Pass where I grew up.

Turtle Mountain is quite a famous landmark and is well known for the Frank Slide which was a massive landslide in the early 1900’s where half of the mountain fell away and destroyed the small mining town of Frank. Nowadays, the mountain sits in the middle of the Crowsnest Pass and is a popular and easy day hike.

This particular mission, however, was to get to the top of Turtle Mountain with mountain bikes and ride down the mountain. My friends, Riley and Ryan, and I headed to the top and I brought along my DJI Phantom 4 to do some filming. This photo is one that I took from the top, and to see the whole video that we put together after the ride, check it out here.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to edit photos from DJI Phantom Drones
  • How to do a basic edit in Lightroom
  • How to use the HSL panel to adjust certain colours

The Edit:

The edit for this photo is fairly straight forward and done completely in Lightroom. I’ve always found that photos from DJI quadcopters require a certain touch however and aren’t quite as straight forward as photos that I take with my camera. They require a bit more contrast and some different adjustments. I also crop the photos quite heavily as well to get a wide panoramic aspect ratio. I go through all of this a bit more in this episode of the fix.