If you want to become a successful professional photographer, you’ll need a number of things, including patience and a good eye. You can find a wide range of classes to help you develop your skill. If you want to be a drone photographer in Palm Beach County – or anywhere in the country, for that matter – you’ll need all that plus a license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Not everyone who flies a drone needs to be licensed. It depends on what you’re using your drone to do. Under the FAA’s Small UAS Rule (Part 107), if you’re using your drone to provide professional real estate photography from the air, make a record of a construction project, capture memorable images of a special event, take glamor shots of a business for their marketing materials or some other form of professional aerial photography, the FAA requires you to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate.
License to Shoot
James Bond may be licensed to kill, while commercial operators of drones – like Palm Beach drone photographer Teresa at Sunset Moon Aerial Photography – are licensed to shoot – photos, of course. Teresa received her certification in 2017, following a two-day training session that covered everything from FAA regulations to the safe operation of a drone. The FAA requires all commercial UAV pilots to go through a recertification process every two years. Teresa passed with flying colors earlier this year.
The FAA Remote Pilot Certificate is not simply a formality. This certificate demonstrates that you understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones. If you seen those stories on the news about drones closing down airports or interfering with emergency operations, you understand just how important this information can be.
So, if you’re looking for a drone photographer in Palm Beach County who can not only take beautiful professional real estate photographs, produce images worthy of the best marketing materials or preserve memories of your special day with captivating aerial photography, but who is also licensed by the FAA as a commercial operator, please contact us.