How About Some Drones For Pet Photography?
With the risk of starting a debate or provoking the wrong conclusion, I have to admit: I am not a pet person, or whater you call them. To me, if a domestic animal has no purpose or practicality about itself, it does not diserve to be fed and, as such, is completely irrelevant to me – by the way, I also reserve the right to call pets ‘it’, rather than ‘he’ or ‘she’, for the most obvious of reasons – feel free to check out some grammar rules before throwing in the towel.
Aside from my personal beliefs, there are quite a lot of people among you who love nothing more then to capture precious moments of their beloved pets. Using cameras is a thing of the past, something that usually generates quite unsatisfying results. As such, going for a droen might actually be a cool idea. Choosing the best drones for pet photography is a challenge, although some things are worth considering before starting the photoshoot.
Safety – make sure your pet is comfortable around noisy things, otherwise it may be annoyed while the drone might suffer the consequences.
Plan ahead – when it comes to photography, children and animals are unpredictable. As such, trying to film your animals doing the things they do normally each day might be a good idea – please refrain from flying your drone and throwing the ball for your pup at the same time. I guess the moment of the day, the position of the sun or whether there are some trees around might also be worth considering before taking the shot.
- Fly high, look straight down
- From the side – get your drone safely low and fly sideways parallel to your animal running.
- The Rocket – starting low, directly over your subject with the camera facing straight down, and then simply fly straight up.
- Chase cam – not recommended while working with animals, but you are free to check it out.
- Do Not chase wild animals
- Zoom lenses – the best animal photographers use crazy zoom lenses on their cameras, which might explain for the outrageous results.
Aside from that, there’s nothing left to do but get your very own drone and start shooting. Before you do that, here’s a quick list of some flying machines that might get you started – DJI Mavic Pro, GDU Byrd Premium 2.0, Yuneec Typhoon H 4K, Autel Robotics X-Star Premium, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Parrot Disco. Have fun!