No one knows what a new perspective might hold for us and when we talk about aerial photography, we talk about a new perspective every single time. It is one of those things whose results are always unpredicted. There are very few photographers who can say what it feels like to have a picture taken from a height of about a few hundred kilometers because it is not something that an ordinary person might be able to do.
The options of taking an aerial image were quite rare even a decade back. Mostly, aerial photography with the help of drones was conducted in situations of emergency. It started during the world wars when the enemy camp wanted to know about the activities in the other camp without detection. Later, it was used in disaster management where it was difficult to ascertain the loss and destruction.
Another thing that makes this kind of photography so unique is that drones make it possible to have full control over a shot, even when there are so many variables to deal with. The shots are captured mostly from great heights and so each and every one of them is kind of unpredictable. That is because the light and the wind up there cannot be always gauged from down below.
For aerial photography one has to buy important accessories of drones. As it requires a great camera which can be attached in case there is a mishappening with the one in place. Secondly there is a lot of battery consumption, so you need to keep some extra batteries while taking aerial images. Pictures take a lot of memory so you are more likely to run out of storage. Hence keep one or two high storage SD cards as backup. The photos can be transmitted to the remote devices, initially they were computers but now even tablets and smartphones can be connected to the drone through a link. So you might require a smartphone or a tablet to see the results almost instantly when they are clicked. That also makes it possible for the photographer to click photos as and when he likes.
Hope these details help to keep you well informed before getting into drone photography. You must be glad to know that flying a drone that is not more than 0.55 pounds does not requires a license. It is not necessary that you have any experience in flying a drone. When you apply for the license as you will not be asked to give a demonstration or do you own a drone? For the physical and mental ability all you have to do is get yourself attested from a medical practitioner of your locality. FAA provides free study material from free study resources along with practicals. The practicals are made easy to understand the drone technology. The syllabus is quite helpful in drone pilot training, as the questionnaire for the test is asked from the same study material. If you are above 13 years of age then you can register yourself on Federal Aviation Administration’s official website.