Unquestionably, we are in the pioneering stages of a brand new “drone” revolution. Do a google search for this article from CNN Money: Drone Pilot Wanted: $100,000 Starting Salary.
Drones of all shapes and sizes are here to stay. Those people that know how to fly are about to have a whole new world of opportunities open up to them. The photography and videography trades alone have already and will continue to see major transformations as multirotor are used as flying cameras. Business is becoming aware of these options and paying attention to the additional dimension drone work can offer.
It’s an exciting time to be a part of this new “drone” economy. Get up to speed and add the valuable and rewarding skill of drone-based aerial imaging to your skill-set.
Photographers and videographers! Do you want to take your images to the next level… literally? This video course is all about helping you to get started taking awesome aerial photos and videos with the use of multirotor (drones) as quickly as possible. At the same time, I’ll teach you to avoid the many pitfalls or problems you may face when learning to fly, choosing an aerial platform, and flying safely. This course contains concise video lessons, PDF guides and helpful links to help you get up to speed and up in the air.
What do you get?
Camera drones are incredibly fun to fly and will add a whole new dimension to your work. If you are a videographer, this course will help videographers and photographers gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to confidently add epic aerial shots to your video projects. Learn the best GoPro settings and post-processing techniques to achieve the best video quality.
Still, photographers can have just as much fun taking still photos from a multirotor drone. We’ll cover taking and processing still photos with a GoPro, as well as stitching aerial panoramas into breathtaking masterpieces.
Real estate agents, farmers, miners, law enforcement officers, sheer hobbyists… the possible uses for aerial imaging are many. Cutting-edge technology is making aerial photography and videography more accessible than ever. At the same time, it’s important to know the laws, rules, and best practices to ensure your success.
Easy Self-Paced Learning
Take this course at your own pace, come back and re-watch sections if you like, or watch the entire course in one go.
What to Look for When Buying An Aerial Photography Drone
Aerial photography requires a drone that has a stable flight and the ability to hover in one spot. A camera gimbal is of extreme value as they keep the camera steady whilst the done is in motion. The ability to have a long flight time is also a must. Reliable and well-maintained equipment such as a drone backpack is also of value as you don’t want to lose an expensive camera drone just because your battery went flat.
Camera Drones have GPS for position tracking or to allow for waypoint tracking while flying. Waypoints allow you to program where the drone should fly. Other programs allow for panoramic photography, circle around the point of interest, follow me, obstacle avoidance, return to home, automatic take-off/landing, etc.
Some things to consider buying with or for your camera drone.
- A high processing speed flight controller (FC) for stable flight and on-screen display (OSD) and gimbal control.
- Powerful motors that will take the load.
- Compatibility with latest drone cases.
- High-speed ESCs that will take all the current and more.
- Large propellers for stability.
- Large batteries for long flight time (20~30 mins).
- High-quality camera.
- Video transmitter (VTX) to show a live picture and OSD display.
- Large frame for more stable flight and to carry a heavier load.
- More than 4 motors for extra stability and redundancy (if needed).