Sure you’re shooting a wedding at the best possible location you can think of. Now you’re looking at how you can capture the entire event in its magnificent glory. Photography using drones are now the most popular way of producing a cinematic aerial shot. However, it is important to make the right decision to avoid mistakes in the long run. With that in mind, below are a few tips about drone wedding photography and how you can prepare in advance.
CHOOSING A DRONE
Don’t get tempted on buying the first drone that is on sale and comes at the lowest price. You don’t need to spend so much on a great drone photography, however, avoid buying cheap ones. When choosing, be sure to buy a drone with a long battery span, ideally 5-6 hours and comes with a DSLR camera. In addition, find the one with multiple control system with a remote control and mobile phone controller. In this way, you can easily practice several methods before using it in a real wedding.
READ THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
When you fly a drone, it is important to be aware of the rules and responsibilities that are in place in order to keep everyone safe. There are also cities that ban using them. Be sure to know if the location of the wedding allows the use of drones and ask their permission if it is okay. Also, discuss with you client about finding a venue that allows drone.
BE PREPARED FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT
Do not assume that you’re going to take a beautiful shot just by taking your drone at the wedding. Scout the venue before taking any shots or take multiple test shots from various angles and heights. This will become your guide when controlling your drone, and it will also let you see the perfect angles for your shots.
In addition, make sure to check some areas that may cause problems for your drone such as buildings, power lines, and tall trees. It is also essential to bring extra batteries just in case you run out during the event. Other necessary items such as lenses, bags and gimbal guards.
CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT
Wide, open spaces are great for drone photography. Drone photographers tend to focus more on the wedding couple when taking shots however, it is also important to widen the shot by expanding to the surrounding areas. For example, if the venue is at the beach, pose the couple near the shore and coordinate it in your shot.
Drone wedding photography isn’t as complicated as you may have heard. It may be difficult at the beginning but with a lot of work and practice, you can accomplish a beautiful wedding shot that will be remembered.