Drone photography for beginners: 7 photos to make you want a drone

Drone photography for beginners: 7 photos to make you want a drone

Take a look at any photography account – and any travel account for that matter – on Instagram and chances are you’ll see some really amazing drone photography. Anyone who’s anyone nowadays is looking for a new perspective when they travel. With this, Instagram accounts are chock-a-block full of incredible aerial shots over secluded beaches, up mountains and looking down on bustling cities. It’s an exciting time and makes not spending every waking minute scrolling feeds even harder!

A lot people think drone photography is something only professional photographers can do, or rich people, but they are much more accessible to the every day photographer than they used to be.

You don’t need to splash the cash to get into drone photography. OK, it’s not exactly cheap but spending $1,000 or so will get you a good enough drone that will take your travel photography – and videography – to the next level.

I’m new to this whole drone photography thing myself. My boyfriend, who just so happens to be an incredible travel and landscape photographer, got me in to it. He recently bought a DJI Mavic Pro, which looks and sounds like an alien but is absolutely great!

To see more of his work check out his website! 

On our recent trip away to Hervey Bay, he let me have a little play and from the first ‘flight’, I was hooked! Here’s my first few beginner drone photos…


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Looking out over Main Beach, Noosa, QLD

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A view down the beach off Urangan Pier, Hervey Bay, QLD

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The historic Urangan Pier from above, Hervey Bay, QLD

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A view of Noosa River snaking through residential Noosa, QLD

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Rocks peering from the sea just outside Hervey Bay, QLD

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Another shot outside Hervey Bay, QLD

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Have you recently bought a drone? Are you new to drone photography too? Share your experiences and tips below!


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