Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones

Inexpensive consumer drones that offer ease of flight and high-quality photography and videography have exploded on the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. The decision to purchase one is just the first in a long stream of things a new owner must think about.

Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is designed to help you make the most of the opportunities these nimble, affordable, and accessible flying machines have created for aerial photography and videography. Within this definitive guide, you’ll learn about the following:

• the current state of camera drone equipment

• how to become a competent drone operator

• tips for getting the best aerial still images and videos

• stories from aerial photographers and videographers from around the world

• the current regulatory state for drone usage in the U.S.

• techniques demonstrated in several videos you can download from, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.

3 thoughts on “Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones

  • Up In The Air Every year I attend a big photography exposition. Last year there was just one drone exhibitor. This year there were more than a half dozen. Drone photography seems to be here.Eric Cheng is a drone apostle, having spread the word of the uses and advantages of drone photography, including as a representative of the largest ready-to-fly drone manufacturer, DJI. His book covers all aspects of drone photography, although for a few demonstrations, there are references to on-line videos…

  • Great technical resource. Concise, well-written. Beautiful pictures you simply can’t get with an airplane or helicopter. The best book about using drones for aerial imaging…aka taking pictures from the sky! Eric Cheng is both a techno-wizard and creative artist, turns out he writes well too. This book is good news for DJI Phantom and Inspire owners. Even though Eric goes to great lengths to display even-handedness to other drone manufacturers (Parrot, 3DR, Yuneec), most of us are DJI customers and Eric gives very specific advice and examples as if the audience is using a DJI product. Note: You are still…

  • A must have for anyone wanting to advance their aerial photography or videography skills. This book is a must have for anyone interested in learning more about photography and videography using drones. Eric Cheng is a professional photographer, a pioneer in the field of drone photography and the former Director of Aerial Imaging at DJI. The book is well written and enjoyable to read. It is laid out nicely taking the reader step by step through the process of choosing a drone, learning how to fly it most effectively for photography and videography and then advancing to photography…

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