Drone Photography

Drone photography is used in a wide array of different scenarios. Agriculture, military, police, building inspections, firefighters ,and others.employ it in a variety of situations. Cameras can be mounted on the UAVs, and many have built-in equipment that can film in HD.

Using a drone or quadcopter for aerial photography opens up a whole venue of new options for both commercial and personal uses. These machines are user friendly enough now to use for photos and videos that have been impossible before now to hobbyist or eve a beginner.

Since UAVs are so versatile, they can be used in many different ways. You are only limited by your financial budget and  your piloting skills. For cost, there are increasingly more budget-friendly systems available, and as demand continues to grow, there will be even more inexpensive options available for public purchasing.

Learning how to fly the quadcopter, however, is a matter that can only be solved through practice. Buy cheaper models, which may or may not come with cameras, to practice your flying skills. The turning of the craft is perhaps the most difficult part of flying these crafts, and you will crash a few times. Always be sure to follow safety rules and common sense when flying. it is very important that you always keep your quadcopter in your sight, as even a moment of lost control can result in severe property damage.

The commercial implications are very promising, as audiences are always eager for the beautiful vantage points that aerial photography can bring. The best thing about this method is it can be used directly in commercial endeavors, or it can be used to merely increase traffic to websites, blogs, or social media outlets. If you are going to use quadcopter photography for commercial purposes, you do need special licenses that will vary upon your location and what type of machine you purchase.

Quadcopter photography can suffer from the vibrations and shakiness of flight, but as you grow more adept at piloting your craft these vibrations will decrease. There are also certain technologies, such as brushless stabilizing gimbals, that help to significantly minimize the effects of flight. Special permissions are also necessary if you plan to fly and film at night, as there are special hazards that come with night time use of an unmanned aerial vehicle.

First Person View (FPV) photography is a very useful way to do your photography. The real-time streaming from your quadcopter’s camera to a viewing device near you allows you to see exactly what it is you are taking a photo or video of. There are also some suggestions that with the FPV you no longer have to keep the quadcopter in your sight, as you can see what the aircraft itself is “seeing,” but caution should always be used.

Drone photography is increasing in use at a rapid pace. in nearly all walks of life. This can be a fun industry for hobbyists and commercial endeavors alike.