Your entire world is composed of images, some still and the rest moving; and life, made of the moments we live inside these images. Photography is one fine art to capture these moments, still ones. When it’s said that ‘a picture says a thousand words’ it means to really capture the scene for eternity and continue on our quest for new ones.
If you are passionate about photography, have inculcated your hobby in your daily life, you might have taken up with drone photography as well. And if that is the case, you can consider making money out of your interest and passion in the art.
Drone photography not only involves the still images that have been captured, but it also includes the videos as well. When up for selling or marketing your pictures online or through other channels, the videos are to be included as well, for they’ll provide content to the product on sale. Be it through personal blogs, vlogs or channels or through other third parties.
Here are five ways to make money with Drone Photography:
- Personal Approach
- Taking them on a virtual tour
- Filling up the surveillance purpose
- Photography for the marketing drive
- Capturing personal events
1. Personal Approach
There are certain requirements legally, based on the country you’re residing, if you want to earn money with the use of drones. So, after completing the legal formalities, licenses, and paperwork, you can start with the ways to do so.
The content which you have on hand is photos and videos from your aerial photography. You have various ways to market the product. Selling them online is one very popular and fruitful way. There are sites that are keen to buy products of astounding visual catches from photographers, and they pay you well. This can be through sites like Shutterstock, Imgur, etc. These sites will buy your product and pay you lump-sum, owning their copyrights.
You can start your travel blog, find beautiful, attractive tourist spots, get your camera in action, and with the photos and videos in hand, you can start your personal blog. Get followers on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook and market your blog. The images when shared and viewed, with the count increase in the blogs, you can get paid hefty on being successful with your personal site.
2. Taking them on a virtual tour
When on a beautiful landscape, taking aerial pictures and blogging about the content on hand, you can also add vlogs to your profile. With the increasing trend of followers of vlogs, what the customer basically wants is a virtual tour and when taken from an angle above the ground and presenting it through a view above human reach, it catches the eye of the viewer even more.
You can vlog about the entire experience, make your own YouTube channel and get popular across the social media. Providing virtual tours and being successful can get you contracts through marketing tourism sites as well, a good opportunity to earn big.
3. Filling up the surveillance purpose
Drones with very good camera quality and used multi purposely can fill the surveillance purpose for organizations that require areas to be surveyed.
Whether be it terrestrial areas, farming lands, archeological sites, sites that need to be digitally mapped, the photos and videos from the drones can help capture quality recordings from a height that cannot be achieved with ground-level photography as they bring out an altogether different view to it. You can start up with your own organization or sell the content to existing ones.
4. Photography for the marketing drive
Several small-scale and large-scale organizations require quality content for marketing. When you start with photography and have established yourself with quality pictures reviews, you can approach hotels, resorts, real estates to tie-up for your photographic content on their marketing portals. The videos or images from drone photography with scenic angles attract viewers and customers which act as click-bait as the company’s marketing strategies.
5. Capturing personal events
Events like wedding ceremonies, anniversaries and other rituals involve photographers taking pictures and recording videos for the family, to capture the events for a lifetime. Drone photography can bring a new angle to these memories. The pictures speak for a lifetime of memories, be it for the wedding day or the child’s major graduation day, everyone is willing to spend huge for these personal events. You can start off with showcasing your prospects locally, gaining their confidence.
With the current trends, wedding photography could be your expertise to earn big. With couples looking for pre and post-wedding photography, along with the main event, photography is in demand. The couples require pictures from numerous angles and capturing their moments beautifully, taking in picture, the landscape scenic beauty as well will add-on as its wow-factor.
If you are skilled enough to bring different angles to the occasion, capturing
the special memories, people will hire for their personal events.