Having been around for decades, drones and UAVs have been taking to the skies to collect data, capture movie scenes, and scout out territories. While aerial drone photography and videography isn’t necessarily a new thing, as technology advances, it’s quickly becoming the go-to for high-production value shots. While just about anyone can go out and purchase an UAV for aerial drone photography, you have to know what you’re doing before you’re landing those money shots. Today we’ve got some more tips for you to safely get the shots you’re looking for.
- Remember that the drone really shines when you can get shots that you can’t get with helicopters. For example, you can get shots flying through windows that just aren’t possible with helicopters for obvious reasons. These amazingly creative shots are the ones that will make your work stand out from the rest.
- Don’t just shoot on auto – experiment with the settings on your aerial drone camera. The more you understand about the settings and the technology, the better equipped you’ll be for different types of shoots and looks.
- Try to plan each shot before you take off from the ground. You want to maximize your flight time because most drone batteries only last about 15 minutes. With any shoot, the more you plan in advance, the better your results are going to be.
- Always check weather conditions! While drones are usually pretty good in wind, that doesn’t mean that they’re good in strong wind and rain. Imagine losing your drone to a thunderstorm and not being able to locate it!