An exciting new development in aerial photography and video, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or ‘drones’) are the latest piece of tech that can change the way you shoot forever. Advances in the internal components means that it’s now possible to have a camera strapped to something that flies, producing dazzling images from the sky.
Levelling up from the remote-controlled helicopter you had as a kid, mycamera offers you the best quality quadcopters to reach the South African market: the DJI Phantom 3 Drones. Here are some of the things you should consider before buying:
Consider what your primary use will be, as this will impact your choice of model. If you just want to take cool group shots from above, or study the formations of the sports team you’re coaching, you won’t need a drone with too long a range.
Conversely, if you want to capture aerial landscapes or large areas, you’ll need one that can go pretty high
If you want to add drone shots to your photographic repertoire, you might only bring it out a couple of times during the course of the day or night. This means that you needn’t be too concerned with the longevity of your battery.
However, if you’re planning on shooting an entire event or occasion, you’ll need something with a strong, reliable and rechargeable battery source.
How important is the quality of the video or stills you shoot? If you want quick snaps or a rough-and-ready photojournalism feel, the built-in camera doesn’t need to have too high a resolution.
On the other hand, if you want crisp, clear snaps, you’ll need something with an excellent camera.
As with most new technologies, the laws governing them haven’t quite caught up. It’s recommended that you use common sense when operating your drone and don’t use it over any areas that are private or out of bounds, or for illegal or dangerous activities.
Let mycamera help you to be at the forefront of film and photography and achieve dazzling aerial shots. Once you’ve selected your drone, don’t forget to get it some accessories like a carry case, spare batteries or memory cards.