Drones are great, from fighting poachers to helping people in remote areas. But they are also amazing tools if you love photography. If you are not sure yet why you should invest in a drone, you have come to the right place, as we will discuss the top five reasons why drone photography is great for anyone:
1. You Will Get Awesome New Angles And Friends
If you are already doing some photography, you know how hard it is to get that perfect angle and just the right light. But a drone can actually get in the right spot without all the troubles you face, like crouching on your knees and tilting your head so you end up in a weird yoga-like pose.
Besides, you will get a whole new perspective since your drone will be able to shoot photos from high above. That cannot be done otherwise without a helicopter or a plane, and this way is a whole lot cheaper. So, you can improve your portfolio or get better pictures for your Instagram account, but this is also amazing for a special occasion like a wedding.
Apart from the new perspective and increased versatility in angles, you will get extremely minute details. Considering the fact that aerial photography is actually used for mapping the Earth, you can understand how precise they can actually get.
And since aerial photography is indeed special, it is easy to understand why there is a unique community of people who use it. You will be part of this special group of people who are real visionaries and who share a common passion for photography, going to meetings, exchanging advice, and really taking the time to talk about your thing with someone who understands.
2. You Do Not Have To Push The Button
A drone will give you more freedom of movement and the use of both your hands, so you can do something else while it takes the photos you want. That is a great advantage if you are taking part in a certain event like a Birthday party. If you re one of the guests, you want to have some fun too, not just follow people around to take photos of them having fun.
That does not mean there will not be a certain amount of planning required when taking aerial photos too. You can preset the drone to take pictures at timed intervals or you can use an iPhone controlled drone for the specific moments you would like photos.
In fact, using an app to control the drone is very easy and everyone can do it. The main advantage is that you can have a lot of fun with it too. You can get the drone to do all sorts of acrobatics and capture the perfect moment without you sliding more than a finger on your iPhone screen.
3. There Will Be More Amazing Snapshots
Directed photography is great, because you can stage it depending on the light, you can divide the background and place an interesting object in the foreground. In other words, you can really create a story that moves viewers and make sure you capture the atmosphere.
A drone can do that too, particularly when your main interest is nature photography, but with enhanced details and angles. Imagine how great it is to photograph that amazing sunrise without actually having to do the hike yourself at 5AM. Just leave it to the drone to get there and do all the work.
But you will also capture better snapshots, at a faster rate. That is great when your focus is taking photographs of people at certain events. The drone will move freely at times, capturing the atmosphere better. You can later combine the directed photos with these snapshots and get a better album.
4. You Can Give An Edge To Your Photos
There are plenty of cool effects you can add to your photos. There are plenty of in-vogue artists today like Aydın Büyüktaş that use all sorts of Inception-style effects to add value to their work. And let us face it, photo manipulation does not mean it is fake artwork if you know how to use it.
With some of these effects, you can create collages with an incredible integration so your photos will look flawless. You can also enhance certain details you need to focus on or make an image look brighter, even if the light is not exactly what you would want. Adjusting the color, the brightness, and the saturation has never been easier.
Besides, if you do a bit of research online you will find plenty of step-by-step tutorials on how to apply these effects. So, it is very convenient and easy to use a drone rather than take photos with a specialized camera and then use Photoshop to modify them accordingly.
And if you have kids, you can easily get them into your hobby, because they will love all the special effects they can create with drones.
5. It Can Be Great For Your Business
If you have a business, you can benefit from the very efficient and detailed aerial photos. You can use such photos in constructions, from the first planning stages to the evaluation stages.
The bird’s eye view is not the only advantage for your business. You can use drone photos to market it better too, because of how great the photos look. Another benefit is the low costs, particularly if you learn how to operate the drone yourself. In all cases, you will need just one person taking aerial photos instead of a whole team.
This is a commercial use of the drone, thus you need to check all the FAA regulations and get a liability insurance in case of any accidents. However, the research advantage and financial benefits are clear, seeing as a drone can capture all the footages you need in no time.
Will You Take It Up?
That said, we are curious if we have convinced you to take on drone photography or not? What was the decisive argument? And once you have tried it a bit, come back here and tell us how things are going for you.
Rebecca lives in USA, but loves hiking all over the world. Her favorite is Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. It usually takes 16 days, but she likes to slow down, enjoy mountains, company of other adventurers, and take more pictures, so it took her 28 days last time. Another of her passion is the ocean, so all short and long hikes along the ocean shore bring a lot of joy. She also writes for HikingMastery.com.