Phoenix, AZ—Okay, I have to confess that my two camera drones have brought out the child in me! I put one under my own tree last Christmas. I’m middle-aged but have become hopelessly hooked on these incredible things. I now own a DJI Phantom 2 and a Blade 350QX quad-copters that use those great GoPro cameras.
For some unknown reason these multi-rotor camera drones have not caught the affection of women like they have men. I don’t understand this since women are generally more creative then men. I hope this changes because they have no clue what they’re missing.
The popularity of the multi-rotor drones is exploding especially with photographers. They allow limitless perspectives of the subject mater sought to make or capture breathtaking images.
They have starter drones on the substantially less-expensive end such as the Blade 200-QX that can help your child master the very important skills in controlling, operating and understanding this somewhat new technology.
To be a successful camera drone owner & operator there are four things that must be part of your learning curve.
First is learning the science and piloting of the device itself. Next is the understanding of cameras and video photography. After that, learning how to edit the video so that it is watchable becomes very important. Last but not least is story telling or writing ability, which is no small part of this process.
The best way to describe this is to compare this process to making a TV news story or a blockbuster movie. If you’re not motivated, creative and competitive don’t bother with camera drones.
There’s really no fun in using the camera drones if you can’t share your films with your friends and the world. Nobody will want to watch your videos unless they have that special sizzle.
Drone photography has opened a new world that often can’t even be captured safely with conventional helicopters or fixed wing aircraft.