There was a time when a photographer literally has to be in a helicopter or small airplane to take a bird’s eye view of a building or a landscape. He has to open the windows, position himself, and wait for the pilot to take the correct turn to take a single shot of a subject. But that’s all gone now. All that work has given way to drone photography. You know, that unmanned aerial equipment that has become so affordable almost anyone who wants to dabble in aerial photography can afford it.


Because of their compact size, drones can fly anywhere—even in small and tight spaces. It is not possible to take an aerial shot of a small room because a drone can fly as low as your room’s ceiling.

Before, you’ll have to find a tripod that can go that high. Drones can fly from only a few centimeters off the ground to over 300 hundred feet in the air.

They can take continuous shots, panning and framing a subject. It gives operators a total control, whether to turn left or right or rotate on the same spot. That’s opposed to being in a manned aircraft where you are in the mercy of the pilot.


Drones are easily set up. In fact, you take them with you to the location and you can fly as soon as you arrive. It doesn’t take much time to get up and running.

Just maybe five minutes of letting the motor warm up and you can go off to your adventure. Even if the weather suddenly turns sour, a drone has the small window of opportunity to take the shot and land.

Full-HD quality

Thanks to technology, drones can take high-definition images. They can capture amazing aerial footage in 4K resolution or higher. By simply equipping them with the right camera, they can take stunning footages of every angle of the subject.


Drones can be used for a variety of things—from cartography to news broadcasting to weddings to real estates. They are being used by many industries such as construction, media, events planning, sports, and farming.

A drone footage gives the clients a new perspective and a different insight. It can also generate 3D maps that helps navigational apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze.

Minimal interference

Above all, the greatest thing about drones is minimal interference. It can get in, take the shot, and get out in as little as five minutes. It is also very quiet, which means it won’t interfere in any business going on. They can be used near animals and in churches and other places (provided that the photographers asked for permits).