Interesting Ways Drone Photography is Being Used in Different Industries

It’s no exaggeration to state that the prevalence of consumer drones that have flooded the market in recent years has led to an entirely new age of photography. Sweeping, awe-inspiring panoramic shots of landscapes and cityscapes – that were once only available with manned planes and helicopters – can now be captured by a skilled drone photographer from the safety of the ground.

When we think of drones it’s still those beautiful overhead shots that come to mind. However, drone photography is used for much more than simply capturing beautiful overhead shots, the technology has been rolled out to hundreds of industries. Everywhere from the construction industry to animal conservation have found interesting and innovative ways to exploit the potential of drone photography.


Drone Photography in the Real Estate Industry

Window displays of estate agents look quite different since drones became widely available. Gone are the pictures showing a limited front view of a property, replaced with huge overhead images that not only encompasses the property but also any surrounding land. Estate agents were one of the first industries to embrace drone photography technology. The industry continues to innovate, by providing online virtual tours that use drone photography to capture those stunning overhead shots. Some particularly forward-thinking real estate agents even used the steady video footage captured by drones to create movie quality interior tours of listed properties.


Drone Photography in Construction

Another early adopter – and one to follow when looking for drone innovation – is the construction industry. Aerial Construction Drones are becoming as ubiquitous on building sites as cement mixers. Drone photography can be utilised to track the progress of a build, generate 3D models of a large area, and plan in-depth road projects and a lot more.
Drone photography is helping make the construction industry that much safer. In Ireland, falls from heights is consistently listed as the biggest contributor to construction worker deaths and injuries. Drone photography can reduce the need for workers to scale heights. The drones can go to high places and check on roofs or higher floors thus eliminating the need for construction workers to get to these dangerous areas.

Drone Photography For Wildlife Conservation


One of the more heart-warming uses of drone photography is how the technology is being utilised in the world of wildlife conservation. Autonomous drones can get to remote areas and check on wildlife without disturbing the natural environment. This has made checking population numbers and even observing animal behaviour so much easier. The images and video captured by drones can then be put to good use protecting endangered animals from extinction.


Drone Photography in the World Of Film and Television

Somewhat unsurprisingly, drone photography has shaken up the film world. The obvious difference is of course in the proliferation of those sweeping landscape shots that can now be achieved on more modest budgets. However, as drones can be pre-programmed we are quickly approaching a time when entire scenes may be captured using drones, featuring all the zooms, tilts and camera movements pre-installed by the drone operator before the director yells action.


Drone Photography in Urban Planning


Public bodies involved in urban planning have also started to embrace the potential of drone photography. Urban planners and civil engineers use drones to study everything from traffic congestion to population while causing the absolute minimum amount of disruption to urban residents. The real-time bird’s eye view offered by drones improves the overall efficiency of redesigning everything from traffic routes to city centres.

Here at Pegasus Drones, we offer everything from aerial photography to 3D mapping to automotive filming, however, if you have an idea of how drone photography could benefit your industry please let us know.

Contact us on 089 199 7173.


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