Few technologies have risen faster than unmanned aerial systems, including quadcopters and drones. Today, millions of individuals own one of the two and use the devices in various ways. The drone, in particular, is becoming quite popular owing to its newfound capabilities. Beyond its simplistic use as a remote-controlled adult toy, families have discovered that they can deploy a drone to help them take stunning photos and record amazing videos.
Advantages of using drones to take family photos
There are three main reasons dronethusiasts (drone-lovers) are choosing the drone over initially popular devices such as selfie sticks when taking photos;
- Versatility: compared to other methods of taking photos, drones are without a doubt the most versatile. They are easier to control, can take photos from any angle, and can even fly into areas that were not possible before.
- Minimal interference: One of the main issues with other photo-taking strategies is noise. The selfie stick, for instance, is not easy to keep still. When taking photos where everyone is excited, you’ll find the camera shaking, resulting in poor quality shots. Drones don’t have that meaning you’ll be getting photos of greater quality.
- Using drones is fun: There is nothing more fun than watching a drone fly around and take photos of you and your loved ones from every angle. It’s simply breathtaking. Moreover, being a new technology, taking photos using a drone comes with an element of thrill.
Tips to help you take exhilarating family photos using a drone
If you’re sold on the technology and has bought or will be buying a drone soon for the sole purpose of taking family photos, the following are basic tips to help you capture the best images;
- Find a drone with an onboard camera: If you’re buying a new drone, find one that comes standard with a built-in camera. Alternatively, it should have a mount capable of carrying a GoPro or small DSLR.
- Thoroughly read the instruction manual: This will help you learn and make use of every possible feature available on your drone. For instance, you need to find out if your drone has “follow me” mode and how to use the feature.
- Understand your legal boundaries: Owing to the rise in unmanned aircraft systems, laws have been enacted regulating where, when, and how these aircraft can be used. Go out and understand these rules before launching your drone.
- Make use of the smart features: This, of course, is assuming that your drone supports smart features. These features allow you to program a flight path, movements, and many other things such as snapping photos and taking videos so that once the device is launched, all you have to do is pose and wait as it takes all the great shots.
Of course, it takes practice to learn the best way to deploy the done. So, as soon as you have one, don’t keep it in the box. Go out, have funs, take as many photos as you can, and see where to improve.