It has probably been a year since I first started thinking about purchasing a quadcopter (drone geeks say don’t call it a drone). Having one has its benefits for someone like me who is not only a Realtor but also a photographer. It allows me to get aerial photos not only for my on listings but also for other agents listings and vacation rentals. Not only that, as a seasoned fine art photographer, I am now able to capture different perspectives/views from some of the same areas I have been photographing by land for years.
Now, the initial learning process hasn’t been smooth as butter. I received in the mail 2 months ago the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro with the improved 20MP mechanical shutter that allows me to control things like shutter speed and aperture. Getting started and learning how to fly wasn’t so difficult, but the technical side of using the DJI app and issues the arise has been a bit frustrating, as someone who is not a tech geek and therefore having to learn on the go. As a matter of fact, I am on my second DJI P4P since my first one crapped out. The good news is that after a 3 week (seemed longer) wait, DJI in California sent me back a brand new one, that has its quirks as well.
To be clear, I have no regrets on buying it and like I mentioned above, it is going to have its benefits. The thing is addictive, fun and scary at the same time. For now, I have to continue to learn and pass my 107 FAA exam to be able to fly it commercially (for profit). Until then hobby away!