What to look for when hiring a drone pilot.

With advancements in drone technology, anyone can walk into a store and walk out with a great drone for under 500.00. So why should someone bother hiring you Yen? Well, glad you asked. When taking a picture with your camera or phone, its simple. Point, shoot, and go one with your day. With a drone its not as simple. You have to account for angles, shadows, wind, crowds, aircraft, flying wild life, the list goes on. You have to account for all of those obstacles and more just to get to a position to take a picture.

Now the cameras on consumer drones are amazing tools. Out of the box, with little setting you can take some beautiful pictures. Now, a picture from 20 feet, is very different from 100, 200 , etc. A drone pilot will know what angles to use to make the picture go from a “thats nice” to a breath taking work of art. Using settings such as RAW, which allows the photographer to truly use all of the colors, light and shadows in the picture; along with time of day, knowing where to position and when to take the picture makes pictures and videos amazing.

All those points are just for taking a picture or video. But truly the most important aspect of hiring a licensed professional is safety. Knowing where the flight plan will be, any other aircraft or air traffic that may be in the area. Obstacles such as buildings, trees and other unseen or seen objects can cause damage to a building, or worse cause harm to people. Best to leave it to the professionals to fly when it comes to an important event. Ask questions, how long have you been flying? How often do you fly? Do you have a license? Ask them for references, and other works they have done.

Doing this will make your event or project be done safely, and beautifully. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.


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