The photography industry has been rapidly developing, especially since the introduction of drone technology to the field. For the uninitiated, drone photography and drone videography is carried out by flying out a drone to locations where you can take shots from an aerial point of view. Using drones to take aerial shots offers a very beautiful and unique perspective on typical photos and videos.
One of the biggest reasons why more people are choosing to use drones for their photography needs is because you can use drones to access locations that are otherwise very difficult to reach through conventional ways. These locations are usually untouched by human hands because of its lack of accessibility, and because of that, are typically naturally beautiful.
With drones, you can capture these amazing locations on film without putting yourself in danger or damaging the location. If you’re interested in drone videography, here are some things that you can keep in mind to get your started.
Drone flying is very easy
The great thing about drone flying is that even though it looks quite complicated, it is actually very easy to fly. Drones are designed to have safety measures on hand in case something happens mid-air. For example, if the drone loses connection with your remote(which happens quite a lot when you get carried away and fly your drone out way too far to the point where you’re out of range), your drone simply hovers in midair until it gets within range again.
If you’re worried about losing power in the middle of a flight, most drones are designed to go back to the take-off point once it reaches a certain power level to prevent that from happening. With these feature and so much more, there is very little risk of you losing your drone in the middle of nowhere. If you’re starting out, practice some basic moves like circles and figure-eights to get a feel for it before trying anything too complicated.
If you’re looking to start in drone videography, it’s important to know that there are regulations in place when it comes to drone flying. If you’re looking into drones as a hobby, then you should register your drone if it’s over half a pound in weight with the FAA.
However, there are some limitations in place, such the fact that you cannot fly over 400 feet, and your drone must never be gone from your line of sight. If you’re looking to get into it commercially, you must have an FAA-issued Remote Pilot Airman Certificate, and pass TSA vetting.