How cool would it be to have aerial photos and footage of weddings, anniversaries, tourism and other private or public events? Traditional event photography is becoming transformed. Young couples are looking for new opportunities to capture their special day. Townships are using aerial video tours to promote tourism. Special events are always needing new ways to market their events. The drone is the perfect tool for accomplishing this goal.
Safety is the most important thing to keep in mind if you plan to hire a drone. Drones are essentially mini-helicopters with cameras, so if the drone operator isn’t a properly trained professional, you risk having any number of accidents on your hands.
If the drone pilot doesn’t have an established safety plan, insurance, extensive knowledge of how to operate the vehicle or close coordination with the venue managers, wedding photographers and the couple, this can be a risk to the wedding party.” Make sure your ground photographer collaborates with the drone flyer, then sit down with them and go over their plans. Everyone should be on the same page.
Every drone operator needs personal property and liability insurance for commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). That way, if something or someone gets hit, the operator is covered and the damaged object will be repaired. Don’t take the easy way out on this. Double-check that your drone pro’s taken the maximum safety precautions. Better safe than sorry.
Since drones are so versatile, you’ll be able to get creative with your wedding shots. Gather your guests on the lawn to spell out words or organize them in other fun ways. The contrast between the intimacy of those moments and the epic grandeur of the vista makes these shots so spectacular.
Drones are pretty tough, but they’re still electronic devices, so that means no flying in heavy rain or crazy winds (over 25 miles per hour). The good news is that cold weather won’t deter them. Plus, once the drone starts discharging, it’ll generate its own heat. “The drone likes cold air because it’s denser so you get more lift.
Items to consider when selecting a pilot to take aerial photography
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