Opinion / July 25, 2018
Drones have pretty bad reputations with the general public, they are toys and annoyances. I don’t blame a lot of these snap judgements either for years drones have had crappy quality cameras inconsistent software to fly them resulting in bad footage and lots and lots of practice to even get that. That’s not even to touch on the noise, the peeping toms and the general feeling of privacy loss by having a camera hovering over your home. In the past few years however drones have improved massively, allowing simple flight options, smooth flying, good quality cameras, good quality radio connections and software to fly them that will help you get it home in case of problems. At this point in the hands of a photographer or videographer a drone offers you a new perspective on a subject and perhaps even a new subject to take pictures of (not creepily). It’s a worthy investment for anyone looking to continue pushing their photography to the next level.