DJI Osmo Mobile 2 with Android, Light Trail and Long Exposure

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 with Android, Light Trail and Long Exposure


I have been using DJI Osmo Mobile 2
gimbal for a few months now. I’ve been using it in my Android phone which is Samsung
Galaxy S6 and I noticed, there’s one mode particularly in photo mode called long
exposure photography and light trail photography. Nobody is really talking
about it. Why? And if you are new here, my name is Zdenka Darula. I work as a
photographer for many many years, I’m a former model and a few other things. I
make tutorials and fun vlogs, so you might want to hit the subscribe button. Back to DJI Osmo mobile 2 gimbal. When I was planning this video, I confess, I went online and I was looking for some
kind of tutorials. I was looking for some final photos of long exposure
photography being used or lights trail and to my surprise I really couldn’t find
much there. There were only few photos, but they were not those masterpieces I
was looking for. I was looking for something which is literally gonna blow
me away. And that made me wonder why? Is it bad? Is it not good at all?
And as curious as I am, it made me grab the DJI Osmo mobile 2 gimbal and my phone and explore it. So I’m standing here right now and I want to try it out. And I did actually remind me photo shoot
I did many many years ago when I used to do modeling with Toronto photographer
Ivan Otis. He used technique called light painting. The photos turned out so
artistic, it was just beautiful. It looked like it was painted. If you want to check
out his work, the link is in the video description below. I believe he has a lot
of light painting photos on his website. So let’s turn on DJI Osmo mobile 2 gimbal and let me show you what I am actually talking about. Go to DJI Go
app, hit photo mode and go to long exposure or light trail. Well first and
foremost I tried to use this feature handheld and it didn’t work.
The results were blurry. I used cheap tripod with it and since it shook here
and there, it was very blurry too. So make sure you use really nice sturdy tripod
which is not going to move anywhere. And I found this nice river as you can
hear and see, so let me show you the second option which is the long exposure. Well the nice think about it is that if I
am not using DJI Osmo mobile 2 gimbal, if I’m just using regular camera app, I have
to think about timer. I have to time it. How long do I want the shutters stay
open for? But if I’m using this DJI Go app, I hit the start and I’m watching the
photo being produced. I’m watching the photo being taken and when I feel like
it’s done, I just hit the stop button. So here are some samples I took with the DJI
Osmo mobile 2 gimbal in the long exposure mode. And I would use this mode for movements such as water, cars going by, very fast movements. And the second option DJI Go app offers
is light trail and there are so many things you can do here. You can get
really creative there. And the easiest thing is to actually grab maybe your
flashlight like this one. What I would do like if I’m taking photos of myself,
let’s say… or some different object. I would press start and then
start painting light painting the areas I want to lit up. So let’s say a little
bit here, a little bit here, and a little bit over there. Now as you are light
painting you will be able to see it in a DJI Go app when you are doing the light
trail. And once you hit stop, you will end up in a photo with the areas nicely lit. So here are some samples I took of
objects during the day, and I didn’t even have to wait for the dark because it
looks way better if you take that during the day as your light painting. I will
show you before, when I’m not using any lights just taking regular photo and
then when I’m actually doing the light painting how it looks like when it’s
finished. Well, now we know we can use it with
flashlights. But when else can we use light trails? I was in the summer testing
it out during a storm. It was set up very nicely safely behind the window and I
was watching the storm unfold and as there were flashes appearing on the sky
it was actually painting those flashes in. So set up the tripod set the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 somewhere very nicely safe and see the storm painting the sky. Or you can capture fireworks or traffic
lights, you know cars as they are moving their lights. Or you can grab a little
laser light and write a message during night you know but it’s a very very dark
or you can play with sparkles. There are so many options. Isn’t that fun? You can just play around with this. Well if you haven’t tried it, just try it out. So
that’s it for today’s video. Please give it thumbs up if you liked today’s
video and subscribe for more videos like these. If you have any questions or
comments, or simply want to say hello just do so in the comment section below.
And I’ll see you in the next one, Cau…. Ahoj….

30 thoughts on “DJI Osmo Mobile 2 with Android, Light Trail and Long Exposure

  1. Thank you very much for watching. Did you play with light trail and long exposure photography yet? How did you like it? What do you use DJI Osmo Mobile 2 mainly for???

  2. Hey, it is cold out there. Beautiful B Roll of the frozen rivulets.
    Good tutorial. Thank you.
    And hey, white also really suits you. You are looking beautiful. 😍😍

  3. Great tutorial Zdenka! Well explained ! Very informative. And by the way, love your white winter outfit ! It looks great on you 👌🏽🤗💋Thumbs up!

  4. These features work on Apple phones and as it seems from video – on old galaxy s6. But it doesnt work on newer android phones – galaxy starting from s7 up to s9. And it doesn't work on Huawey p20. The problem is that the picture is covered in black lines. That's why there are so little pictures available. http://forum.dji.com/thread-168353-1-1.html

  5. Thanks for the video, i've been looking for some updated videos on the osmo mobile 2. Bit on the edge whether to get it or not, considering the price definitely worth giving it a shot.

  6. Excellent. I have always liked very, very subtle fill lights or flash in daytime photography but this idea is very interesting. Just about to buy the DJI Osmo so this is perfect. Thanks, Zdenka.

  7. hello madam..
    plz tell me..dji osmo m2 will work all function with samsung j7..functions like face track or follow mode..motion laps, hyper laps etc…will all these feature work with samsung j7..?
    plz help me n tell me..coz i really wana to buy dji osmo m2

  8. Thank you for the nice video tutorial. I tried the long exposure mode with a Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The long exposure mode works, but the resulting pictures all have a low resolution of 1,6 MPixel (1440 x 1080 px). Do you have in your results the same (low) resolution?

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