It is possible to capture the features of the terrain from a height in order to assess in detail its advantages and features using aerial photography. It is carried out with the help of drones operating at the facility. Quadcopters are equipped with special equipment that takes pictures or videos.

What do you need to know about aerial photography?

Aerial photography has become a particularly popular service in the last few years. Its main feature is that the object is shot from a great height. For this, quadrocopters equipped with cameras are used. The content of such a plan is actively used in advertising, as well as when creating commercials of an artistic nature. With the help of high-quality shots, you can make panoramic tours that reveal the whole atmosphere, beauty and features of the location.

Unlike conventional video filmed from the ground, aerial photography allows you to evaluate an object from a flight altitude. This is especially interesting for those who are going to invest in real estate, because you can appreciate the view from the window of a building that has not yet been built thanks to aerial photography. The most significant advantages of this type of shooting are:

  • Price. Creating a video or photo from a drone will cost significantly less than using a helicopter, crane or helicopter.
  • Mobility. To transport equipment for shooting, it is enough to use an ordinary passenger car. It is lightweight and easy to move. Connection does not require a constant source of electricity.
  • Great coverage. With the help of a quadrocopter, you can capture a large area in a picture or video, which will allow you to evaluate the object from different angles.
  • The absence of barriers. Shooting can be done at sites with restricted access.

How is aerial photography carried out?

Like any other type of photography, aerial photography requires special training. Operators who will work on site must be able to control drones and know the features of their work. The whole process can be divided into several stages, namely:

  • Discussion. During the brief, the main task is to determine the main purpose of the video. The customer describes his ideas to the team in detail, and also provides information regarding the location. During this stage, the cost of the entire work is also discussed.
  • Shooting. Operators go to the place for shooting. Usually, two people are involved for this, since one should be responsible for the operation of the quadcopter and control it, the other works on the camera, creates photographs or videos.
  • Mounting. All the footage is viewed, after which the best shots are selected and combined into one full-fledged video with smooth transitions.
  • Treatment. You can correct lighting imperfections or change the color of frames using color correction. Also at this stage, work with graphics is carried out, for example, special effects overlay. Photos and videos are processed using software.
  • Voice acting. To make the video more attractive, you can add a calm musical accompaniment or make a professional text overlay.

What is aerial photography?

Depending on the purpose, aerial photography is divided into several types, namely:

  • Technical. It is used for industrial purposes, as well as agricultural. Aerial photography makes available data that is difficult or impossible to obtain from below.
  • Planned. This is a regular survey that does not involve the involvement of additional specialists or equipment.
  • Panoramic. Its main feature is the coverage of a large area during shooting.
  • Virtual flights. Used to create virtual tours. With the help of special equipment, you can see the object from the height of the flight and enjoy its beautiful view.
  • 3D tours. With the help of drones, a series of shots is taken, the frame of which covers 360 degrees. After viewing the material, the best options are assembled into one finished tour.
  • Online streaming. Suitable for shooting events that take place in real time, such as concerts, performances.

What matters when pricing for aerial photography?

It is possible to calculate the cost of aerial photography only after a detailed study of the project and analysis of the terrain. When formulating a budget, factors such as:

  • Equipment. The equipment is selected depending on the type of aerial photography. Quadcopters come in different capacities, which allows you to use certain devices based on the characteristics of the location.
  • Shooting quality. The higher the quality of the video or photos required, the greater will be the cost of the entire project.
  • Drone operating time. The cost is affected by the amount of time the equipment spends in the air.
  • Operating hours of operators on the ground. This includes the preparatory work of operators at the location of the shooting, as well as their work directly in the creation of video or photo content.
  • Team. In some cases, it is necessary to involve a large number of specialists of different profiles. This is required for large projects when it is necessary to simultaneously shoot from different angles.
  • Treatment. It is not necessary to do this, since in some cases it is enough for the customer to transfer all the footage on electronic media. If you need to deal with the elimination of lighting defects, extraneous noise and other types of processing, you need to pay extra for this

Why choose us?

Alpina Production is ready to offer you its services in the field of video production. For our clients, we have a huge list of services available, including installation, aerial photography, infographics and others. We work with orders of varying complexity, but we guarantee that any project will be completed with the highest quality.

We have all the necessary equipment for shooting on location or when working in a professional studio. If you are interested in our services, please contact us in a convenient way for you. We guarantee an individual approach and a low price for everyone!