Do you think your business will benefit from the aerial photography? Do you think a special occasion in your life such as your birthday, a wedding, or an anniversary will need aerial photos?
Is there a landscape that you want to be captured whether for business or personal use? Whatever your reasons are, you must prepare yourself for the amount of money you need to shell out if you want aerial photos taken of an event, a real estate, and many others.
Aerial photographers would usually charge $200 per session or $5,000 per project. It really depends on how big the project is and how important is aerial photography for the project’s success. Since this isn’t an inexpensive service, you need to make sure that you are ready for the expenses.
What skill level will it require?
There are all kinds of aerial photographers. There are very skillful photographers who can take photos using only a drone equipment and there are photographers who need to ride either a helicopter or a small aircraft to capture the images from above.
There is a difference, of course, in terms of the way that a photographer will capture the images. The better photographers will charge more while the less skilled photographers would ask for a lower fee. You can determine the skill level of a photographer based on his ability to compose the photos and find the right angle.
How much can you spare?
How much are you willing to spend on the project? You certainly cannot put all your budget in one basket. You still need to print out the photos or edit the photos as you see fit.
There are still a lot of expenses that you need to settle when you have a photography project for business or personal use. Before hiring an aerial photographer, make sure that you can afford the cost and that the budget will still have enough room.
What will it be used for?
Lastly, do you really need aerial photos? It is expensive than ordinary photos so you need to make sure you are not wasting your money on this. If you need to capture just the landscape of the event or the scenery, your photographer can use a drone with an attached camera.
This is cheaper. Hiring someone who would need to ride a helicopter or a small plane to capture the images is definitely more expensive. If you don’t need those kinds of shots, let that be known to your photographer.