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Aerial Photography – Things You Should Know

Posted by on August 21, 2016

Drones can take breathtaking photographs and videos, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to see more and more people wanting aerial photography on their weddings or other important events. We’ve asked professionals from Global Video HQ to tell us more about aerial photography, its advantages and things to keep in mind when considering spending some extra money to have a drone capturing your event. 

If you’re planning to hire a drone, you need to keep safetey in mind. Basically, a drone is a mini-helicopter with a camera, so it has to be operated by a properly trained “pilot”. If not, there’s a risk of having some accidents on your hands. I’m quite sure nobody wants that to happen on their wedding day! Also, it’s crucial for the drone flyer to collaborate with the ground photographer. In fact, everyone involved in planning an event should be on the same page.

When properly operated, drones can capture illustrative, dynamic photos and videos that will depict the scenic context of any event. Couples, for example, choose stunning locations to get married, but all the beauty of these places cannot be captured if they hire only the ground photographer. Aerial photography, on the other hand, offers grand and unique perspectives of the location of any event. A drone enables people to get really creative with their photos and videos; you can gather people to spell out words and use these images for marketing purposes, too.

However, it’s important to understand that a drone is an electric device; even though these mini-helicopters are tough, they can’t fly in too strong winds or heavy rain/showers. Nevertheless, they are doing just fine in cold weather, even better than on a warm sunny day. When it comes to indoor shots, drones can fly inside if the ceiling is high enough. But, since these devices can be really noisy, it’s better to use them outdoors. Plus, it’s less risky that way, too.

Aerial photography is clearly rising in popularity due to the amazing shots drones can capture. With above-mentioned pros and cons of aerial shots, I’m sure it will be easier for you to decide whether you should have it on your important event or not.