Archive for the 'Drone Photography/Video' Category

This Whitepaper Is Worth Reading: Kittyhawk Explains Remote ID for Drones

March 20th, 2019

Back in January of this year, I brought up the issue that “contradictions going on with drone regulation and enforcement are amazing.” In the comments, I suggested that “One obvious place to start would be requiring all drones sold anywhere to be equipped with a transponder that continuously broadcasts registration info, GPS coordinates, and altitude.” To […]

What Drone App Do You Use to Plan Drone Flights?

March 13th, 2019

Last month, Kittyhawk and the FAA announced “an exclusive public-private partnership to rejuvenate and lead the development of the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile application using Kittyhawk’s Platform to power the safe and compliant flying experience for millions of U.S.-based users. B4UFLY is a free app that helps drone operators operate compliantly with FAA rules and regulations”. […]

Often the Best Drone Photos for Real Estate Don’t Look Like They Were Shot from the Air

February 28th, 2019

This is a guest post by Dave Spencer in the Seattle area. Often the best drone photos for real estate don’t look like they were shot from the air… That’s because of processing fluency, a language study that’s been established for over 100 years. Progressive companies quickly discovered the science worked for advertising too, both […]

Do You Charge Extra for Drone Photos/Video When Shooting Near an Airport?

February 27th, 2019

Kristen in Michigan asks: I was curious if anyone charges an additional fee for drone photos/video when you are in the vicinity of smaller airports. While I personally don’t shoot aerials, my husband is a certified drone pilot. It doesn’t happen frequently living in a rural area but occasionally he finds himself having to do […]

Contradictions Going on with Drone Regulation and Enforcement are Amazing!

January 30th, 2019

In the past few weeks, I was struck by the contradictions illustrated by news stories about drone regulation. These were the two stories: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing new rules that would allow drones to be flown at night and over people without waivers, as long as certain conditions are met. The U.S. Department […]

What Are the Best Settings for Drone Photography?

December 26th, 2018

Rom in New Jersey asks: I am seeing a few posts around which Drone is best for real estate photography but I have not seen yet any posts around the best settings for the camera for stills and videos. I bought a DJI Phantom 4 pro V2, passed the part 107 and still need to […]

Camera Drones: The Ultimate Buying Guide

December 12th, 2018

Real estate photography is one of the biggest sectors being impacted by the drone industry, allowing real estate photographers to capture a wide variety of shots much cheaper than in recent years. But how do you know which drone is best for your business? The variety of choices is a blessing and a curse. On […]

Bristol Drone Time-Lapses by Beeston Media, Bristol, UK

August 15th, 2018

?This post is republished from, thanks to Hamish Beeston. Flying a drone to film aerials for your corporate video production in the middle of a city is no easy task; at least in the UK. There are a huge number of rules and regulations which (NB I’m not a drone pilot) seem to me […]

5 Tips for Taking Better Real Estate Photos with Your Drone

August 1st, 2018

Thanks to Dave in Perth (Western Australia) for pointing out the recent article in that summarizes 5 tips for taking better real estate photos with your drone. In summary, the article covers: Preparing the landscape Adjusting your settings Utilizing intelligent flight modes Keeping your drone low Careful editing Nowadays, having just one great drone image can […]

Keeping the Neighbors Near a Drone Real Estate Shoot Happy

July 12th, 2018

Now that more and more people understand what drones are, what they do, and what they are capable of, the neighbors around the homes you photograph are becoming more sensitive about having a drone near their home. The video to the right shows a great example of someone who doesn’t like a drone near his […]

Some Recent Stats about the Benefits of Drone Video on Real Estate Sales

July 4th, 2018

Here are some recent stats on the benefits of using drone video in an article on According to MLS statistics, homes with aerial images sold 68 percent faster than homes with standard images. Video tours that incorporate drone footage are also a great way to make your property stand out and to attract new […]

Tips for Flying Drones Indoors for Real Estate Photography/Video

May 4th, 2018

What Are the Requirements to Shoot Drone Video for Real Estate in the US?

April 17th, 2018

?Don in Florida asks: I’ve recently bought a DJI Spark Drone and need to make it as legit as possible to add to my commercial real estate services. I’ve read that I need FAA registration but others have said I need a pilot’s license? This is kind of confusing for me. I live in Florida […]

Is Anyone Using the Airmap App?

November 6th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Kelvin pointed out that there is a new app available for IOS and Android available called Airmap that automates the process of contacting airspace authorities. The Airmap website describes how the App works as follows:

How Much Should You Charge for 1 to 3 Minutes of Drone Video?

October 12th, 2017

I was reviewing the blog stats today and noticed how popular the subject of what to charge for drone photography/video is this last year. In the last 365 days, this has been the most popular subject on this site (please see associated poll below), beating the post on wide-angle lenses which has historically been the MOST visited post. […]