Drones are the future, they are everywhere. The military is using to carry out their covert operations, Amazon is using it deliver shipments. One such more interesting development is that of Photographers using Drones to take breathtaking photos that defies explanations.
Getting high-quality pictures through drones can be difficult at times but you have to figure out a way to get it done by achieving expertise in this niche photography segment. It can be considered as the niche segment of photography which allows you to explore and give creative results to the audience as well as your client.
Drones are becoming one of the most popular and one of the highest-paid freelance as well as regular professional drone pilots. Companies require the pilots for several shoots, occasions and they get paid 50,000 to 1,0000 USD – all depends on how well you gel with the drone and the type of drone you have expertise in operating.
For the freelancing, it depends on the duration of the shoot, nature of the shoot and most important the resolution in which the shoot needs to be done. Freelancers usually charge 250 to 500 USD on an hourly basis as per their skills and expertise in operating the drone equipment, also a good portfolio will pitch more dollars without any second thought by the client or company you are going to collaborate with.
It is just not money but flying a drone is way too much and the excitement gets better and better all credits to the technology advancement and innovation.
1. Work on your terms by selling your drone pictures & videos
You can own a drone and be your own boss to work on your own terms. Capture images and footage on a particular theme, issue or whatever and make money by selling them. The quality of your content will speak for your skillset and you will get paid accordingly.
You can capture aerial images of people, nature and or event as per your convenience, many companies out there also hire freelancers who do not require aerial photographs or videos on a daily basis. Product, advertising, events, fests, weddings, and such occasion provides a lot of opportunities for the drone freelancers. Click different genres, explore the vast range of aerial photography and videography, no pressures to cater to the same clients and genres all the time.
2. Startup your company:
Once you have achieved the expertise and some relative experience (be it freelance or regular) in operating a drone it is high time that you should start your company. If you stand out your work and got it all that drone photography and videography would require, you are good to go.
Build a team of suitable drone pilots unlike freelancing where you act as a one man army in most of the cases. With the innovation and advancement in technology, drones can even measure the ground, and so you can offer services in territory, mapping, archaeology and make good money.
All you need to do is control the remote and calculate it all on your fingertips. You can become a licensed surveying firm, off the photography and videography services and take your company to heights with the right strategy and smart work.
Apart from product and event photography and videography for big business tycoons and even for average clients, aerial surveying – to survey spaces geologically or physically and mapping through drones – usually you can serve clients in the field of architecture, real estate, resorts and hotels
3. Offer freelance or start up your services on wedding aerial drone photography and videography:
You can cater to the most prominent segment which is a wedding and relative events, everyone wants their special day to be full of joy and memories of a lifetime and they would want to hire the best for the same. With this, you will never run out of business and you get to explore the creativity depending upon the nature of events a wedding includes plus the locations where wedding will take place.
The scope of creativity increases at destination weddings and even better when it comes to the billings.
It is a very crucial segment as the scope of artificial poses – such in the cases of modeling and acting is very less and you have to capture the candid moments to give your clients the best, joyful outcomes of their special moments. So you need to be agile and have the best skills to capture every joyful moment just like that even from the sky.
4. Drone Surveillance:
Every big business tycoon demands to have the best security and surveillance at their big corporate houses and sometimes even CCTV cameras at every other corner is not enough. Here aerial drone surveillance is there to resolve the security issues.
Other installed security cameras have a static position and capture a particular range only. So drone surveillance helps cover every tiny bit from any angle to protect and keep the infrastructure safe. Many corporate houses have saved themselves from big losses with drone surveillance though it requires an extra budget to spend.
But anything as long as your business is safe and under serious protection. Installing such drones anywhere and a regular checkup of the same will also bring you a big billing.