New to drone photography - A must see Infographic

A visual reference to all things drone photography

There are many different fields in which drone photography can be used. In one of our last posts we talk about some of those uses, you can check that post out here. At Drone Photography Info we have designed a quick reference infographic on the different classifications of drones and the common laws and uses for such drones. Hope this helps, and happy flying!

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Comment by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on May 27, 2015 at 8:06am

Interesting, thanks :)

Comment by Ben Norris on May 27, 2015 at 3:45pm

It would be useful if you mentioned the region where this info is applicable.

Comment by Alexander Mora on May 27, 2015 at 6:31pm

Ben Norris you are right! It applies to all 50 States in the U.S. as they are all FAA Regulations for the different classes. I will have to add that to the infographic. "FAA Regulations USA)

Comment by John Githens on May 28, 2015 at 8:39am

Good to see a brief visual explanation of possibilities and constraints, given the current state of laws and regulations across the US. 

Comment by Simon Howroyd on May 29, 2015 at 2:25am

Id love one of these for the UK! Very good

Comment by Morli on May 29, 2015 at 11:33am

General and area specific info would be good for all newbies

Comment by Alexander Mora on June 2, 2015 at 12:37pm

Simon Howroyd, Planning on targeting information for the UK and EU market early next year so this is coming for sure. If you have any specific links to useful information that can be used please send them my way. 

Thank you

Comment by Thomas Finan on June 7, 2015 at 11:55am

One area that seems to fall through the cracks (and please someone correct me if my interpretation is not correct) would be an individual who is conducting aerial survey as part of his or her own academic research, say, an archaeologist.  Would that constitute taking photos "for personal use?"  If the person were not paid, per se, but was profiting from the seems confusing in that regard.  My private university has a COA for limited flight with the confines of our campus, but thats no help really off campus.  Thoughts?

Comment by Alexander Mora on June 8, 2015 at 9:07am

Thomas Finan, what a great question. When you say not getting paid but "profiting from the photography" what how are you profiting? Is it monetarily in any way, even if not right away but later? The biggest question is, do you make any money from your surveys now or later? The answer to this question will help in clarifying, if at all your question. Since most of these regulations are new in my opinion there are still a lot of grey areas. 

Comment by Thomas Finan on June 8, 2015 at 1:34pm

OK, so I am an archaeologist.  I take a set of aerial photographs of an archaeological site on private land, with owner permission.  Stay well under 400 feet, maintain line of site, etc.  Quad does a lawn mower sort of thing over a field 100m square.  I take the photos, make a 3D model, identify some sites, excavate, and use quad to photograph open cuttings and create more 3D models.  I publish research resulting from flights in an academic journal...maybe put stuff online too.  At no point in the mix am i making a cash profit.  But for argument, lets say I get a raise because the article is so you see the question?


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