This is the first question in a new series called Ask Drone Girl. Got a question for Drone Girl? Email it to me!
*This question has been edited for brevity and clarity.
I feel overwhelmed. I am just beginning to learn about Aerial Photography/Videography with drones. I want to make sure I buy the right one that will suit my needs. (Quick back story- I am going to buy my first mini-quad (hudsan x4) on Friday, so that I can start learning to fly. And in a couple of weeks, I want to buy my first Quadcopter. I participate in an organization that will have a retreat in August. They always do a group photo and promotional videos and what better way to do it this year than with shots from the air. For now I want a drone that will grow with me. Any advice?
Thanks for the email! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, because there are so many drones out there! A lot of what I can recommend depends on what your goals are with your drone.
First, I would start by looking at the Drone Configurator. This will help narrow down products within your price range, ability and intended use. Secondly, I think it’s great that you want to practice on a mini-quad. It’s much better when that flies into a big tree and gets stuck rather than a quad in the $1000 range!