Aerial photographs are some of the most impressive, breath taking artistic works you’d ever witness. In the past, it was not easy to get an aerial photograph which was mainly captured from a helicopter. However, with the development of drones, aerial photography is getting more convenient and accessible to a lot of us. Here are 5 tips helping you to become a professional drone photographer.Tip #1: Be aware of law and regulationsHaving a camera, you can become a photographer. However, to drone photography, it is not simple like that. There are some rules and regulations for flying drones. For example, drone businesses aren’t legal in the United States unless you get your own drone licenseunder the FAA’s brand-new rules. You can visit this website to learn more about the rule:· Official FAA website on UAVTip #2: Make sure you know how to flyThe second important thing to own a great drone photograph is you must know how to fly. Take your time to push your piloting skills to advanced levels by joining some drone photography groups or learning through some tutorials online. Learning from other experiences will help you to know how to mitigate situations that you were not able to foretell, preventing serious crashes and damages.Tip #3: Mind the maximum flight timesIt is needless to say that flight times have a significant impact to your effective at aerial photography. Knowing how long your drone can fly for will allow you to have a better idea of whether or not your drone will hold out for that ‘amazing’ shot that shouldn’t be missed when your battery is almost drained out. Take your drone for a few quick test runs to see how long it can hold for before going for serious aerial photography missions. Besides that, remember tokeep extra batteries in handy for backup plan.Tip #4: Understand the location Make sure you know well the location you are going to shoot. Avoid flying your drone near airports, heli-pads, nuclear reactors and other sensitive zones and try not to overstep private boundaries. If you want to fly in a land owned by private individuals, contact them and ask for their permission.Tip #5: Use post-processing Post-processing is the last step but very important to create a competitive and professional photo. Learn to use tools like Adobe Photoshop and Light room if you don’t already know how to.Learning some basic techniques such as color correction, motion blur adding, bracketing and contrast and lighting adjustment… will help your career go a long way.Hope that these tips can help you somehow in your way to become a professional drone photographer.