Prior to the development of drones, taking photographs or video from the air required the (very expensive) rental of fixed-wing or helicopter aircraft.
With the advent of low-cost drones equipped with high-resolution cameras, taking aerial images is now easily affordable for photographers. Images and video taken from the air offer a perspective that cannot be matched from the ground, and drones can safely operate at much lower altitudes and in more confined spaces than aircraft.
Photographers and filmmakers now routinely use drones to take high-quality images and video from the air, such as of:
- Sporting events
- Real estate
- Weddings and other special events
- Film and TV subjects