Dos and Don’ts While Using Drone in Photography

 

Photography can be fun with the drone technology. If you are experimental in your approach and love aerial photography, then the best pick for you is to combine the drone technology with photography.

What should you know?

While going for drone photography in Melbourne, there a few things that you need to know to get the best out of it. Drones are easily controlled by computer or remote and work on GPA navigation technology. You can easily control your flying machine and capture the best aerial view. They can be used inside the house or in the city. Previously they were used in defense and surveillance but are now allowed for hobby and commercial use.

Before flying drones for drone photography, you need to ensure your safety as well as safety of others. You might not need a certificate copy of permission from CASA, but there are certain guidelines to be followed. If you are using drones in neighborhood and locality, it should be used minimum of 30 meters from people. It should fly below 400 feet that is 120 meters.

Drones for photography should be avoided during foggy weather, when covered by clouds or in smoky regions which gives a blurry vision. The drone should be visible. Night flying is a strict no. They should not be flown in a crowded locality or at a gathering. If there is any event or sport or any show of fireworks, flying of drones should be immediately stopped. Areas near to airport or take off should be avoided. It is not safe to operate drones, when it is as close as 5.5 km from airport. It is an excellent hobby, but at the same time, security and privacy of others should be respected. Flying drones in other’s backyard might be offensive. Flying drones for rewards or money is illegal in Australia. Drones can be used commercial purpose, only if there is an operator’s certificate issue by CASA.

It is better not to use any fancy cameras in drones due to vibration generated while flying. Usually drones have cameras fitted into it, if the is no camera then, it is best to go for a moderately high resolution, video camera. Cameras with small lens protect the damage incurring from accidental knock off. Vibration isolators, further protect the safety of the camera lens, you can also use gimbals, while flying. To get the excellent photography results, f/2.9 professional lens are fantastic as they can yield excellent zooming result. To get sharper footage, high speed lens would be good. The recommendable lens speed should be 1/1,000s per 200mm or you can also go for 1/500s per 100mm. However you need to have patience and lots of practice to capture the best shots and once you master it, you will be marveled to see the end result.