It was about 10 months ago I decided it was time to expand my horizons and get my UAS (unmanned aircraft system) license from the FAA. I had recently bought the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and I wanted to legitimately, and legally, offer new services to my New Orleans photography company. The test was tricky but I passed with flying colors, now it was time to practice. I really wanted to get better at flying video maneuvers and understanding my rights and boundaries as a New Orleans drone photographer. No, the same rules do not apply to shooting on the ground! Luckily there are a handful of helpful apps that help you navigate where (and how high) it’s safe and legal to fly.
New Orleans landscapes from 400 feet is quite nice.
I started practicing in St. Bernard Parish, but quickly moved my sights to City Park where I was able to produce a few videos, with music. I have to tell you I am not fully confident in my ability to price out aerial still or video jobs but I am getting pretty close at knowing my abilities. As my drone workflow becomes more habit, and easier to navigate, I will feel more comfortable pricing out jobs and promoting my work. For now, I just want to share my New Orleans aerial video and photography favorites with you!