It’s hard not to think about picking a drone for your aerial photography hobby. The prices of drones or these unmanned aerial vehicles have dropped significantly in the past years. Now, everybody with a hundred bucks can pick up a standard drone and start snapping photos. These petite-flying machines have become an instant favorite because they are cheap, they take stunning photos, and they let you survey the surroundings below.

Types of drones

There are only two broad categories that we can use for drones. They are categorized between large camera-bearing fliers and smaller, lighter camera-free ones. You don’t really have to consider many things when you buy a drone for your hobby. The many considerations that people make when buying a drone come only when they plan to open an aerial photography and videography business.

There are quite a number of consumers who wouldn’t be attracted to a drone unless it can take stunning photos from the air. But there are more shoppers who are just after the experience of owning and flying a drone.

Many are using these drones as their practice equipment before finally deciding to establish their set skills. Smaller drones are mostly preferred because it takes “okay quality” photos in exchange for a lower price tag. It’s the perfect equipment to learn how to handle a drone.

You don’t have to purchase the larger and pricier ones and then watch it fall from the sky because you weren’t able to pilot it right. As well as being low in cost, lighter drones can also fly indoors so you won’t really have to go outside to get to enjoy their features.

A larger drone, on the other hand, can capture images and footages up to 4K quality. They are perfect for outside flying and they can fly as high as some of the buildings in your area. They aren’t as easy to navigate, though, because they can be bulky at times.

Aside from the size and the image quality, these two kinds of drones are also separated by their control systems. A larger drone that can shoot in 1080p HD or greater will usually have a separate controller while a toy drone can be controlled using only an app on your phone.

There are two other drone categories that you should know about (though they are for the super professional): racing drones and professional drones. Racing drones are geared toward speed. They often come as kits with disparate parts that buyers have to assemble.

They are focused on providing consumers the speed they need. Professional drones are used by media companies for broadcast. They cost several thousands of dollars and they deliver fantastic video quality.

These are expensive drones, though, so buyers need to seriously know their techs before handling these.