Drones are now a houseful name, synonymous with the heights of technology. As sales of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have taken off prices have reached such a level that they are now attainable even for those who don’t have deep wallets. The result is that a golden age of drone photography is upon us. Drones are now allowing us to take photos from incredible angles that were previously impossible, with height offering new and unique vantage points.
Wildlife drone photography
Drone photography comes into its own when it is applied to areas that would be difficult or impossible for a human to reach. Landscapes are an obvious application but photographers are coming up with some astounding new ideas. Wildlife photography is a case in point: stunning images can be captured of animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. It was drones that, in part, made the BBC’s flagship Planet Earth 2 series possible. It’s not just aerial images: new submersible drones offer a whole new world of opportunity for the creative photographer.
Although drone photography will never fully replace conventional photography, it can complement it and offer another creative option to capture stunning imagery. At least for now, images captured from drones are rare and unique enough to attract significant attention. There is money to be made on image sites for the entrepreneurial photographer with access to a drone.
The Best Drone Photography
Some of the best drone photography ever captured are shown in this video:
Aerial drone photography is coming on in leaps and bounds. As the numbers of drones on the market increases, this is fostering competition that is pushing artists’ boundaries. It is widely accepted that drone photography might be the next big thing in the world of creative arts.
If you still aren’t convinced by the opportunities afforded by drone photography, then just take a look at Instagram. At time of writing the popular image sharing site contains more than 950,000 posts with the hashtag #drones. The hashtag #dronestagram follows closely behind it with over 850,000 images.
Drone Photography is Taking Off
The opportunities are almost limitless when a drone is in the hands of a creative photographer. Of course, drone photography won’t replace land based photography any time soon, but the technology – in the right hands – offers a multitude of new creative options. The results are limited only by the imagination of the photographer.