8 Strategies to Monetise Your Drone Photography Skills

About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Meet Rodrigo, our chief remote pilot here at Sky Perth, where he's been transforming aerial videography into captivating stories for over eight years. At the heart of Rodrigo's work lies a profound passion for both the art of flying and the art of storytelling. This combination has led his work to be featured on platforms like Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and even internationally with ZDF in Germany.

Rodrigo's aerial videography and photography journey is a testament to his dedication to mastering this unique craft. From capturing the vast beauty of Australia's landscapes to the dynamic energy of urban life across the globe, his work offers viewers a fresh, sky-high perspective. It's not just about the technical expertise of handling a drone; for Rodrigo, every flight is an opportunity to tell a story, to reveal the unseen, and to share a new viewpoint with the world.

Renowned for his collaborative spirit and innovative approach, Rodrigo brings more than technical skills to every project at Sky Perth. Whether working on a documentary, a TV series, or a bespoke project, his focus remains on creating visuals that resonate deeply with audiences. His commitment to quality and ability to capture the heart of a story make him a skilled pilot and a storyteller of the skies.

Do you want to know more about Rodrigo? Check his website: rodmatsumoto.com

Cash in the Clouds

Have you ever looked at your drone and wondered if it could be more than just a hobby? Let me share how I turned my passion for drone photography into a profitable venture.


It hit me one day while capturing the sunset from above: Can these stunning aerial shots earn me some income? That question sparked a journey I never expected.



The short answer is yes, and I’m going to explain how. I discovered eight strategies that can turn your hobby into a profitable venture:

  1. Aerial Photography Services: Offering services for real estate, weddings, and events can open new income avenues.
  2. Stock Photography: Platforms like Adobe Stock, Wirestock, Shutterstock and Getty Images are great for selling unique aerial images.
  3. Teaching Opportunities: Sharing knowledge through online courses or workshops can be fulfilling and profitable.
  4. Travel and Tourism Collaborations: Your shots could become the highlight of travel agency promotions.
  5. Media Partnerships: Providing footage for news agencies and documentaries can be a lucrative niche.
  6. Art Prints: Selling your best shots as high-quality prints can attract art enthusiasts.
  7. Inspection Services: Utilising your drone for industrial inspections offers another profitable avenue.
  8. Content Creation on Instagram: Instagram is a visually-driven platform that’s perfect for showcasing your drone photography. Building a dedicated following on Instagram can boost your visibility and attract potential clients and brand partnerships.



While the journey isn’t always easy, the rewards are worthwhile. What might be your first step in exploring these opportunities?



Remember, this journey is more than just about flying drones. It’s about realising your potential, overcoming challenges, and achieving financial freedom. Are you ready to take to the skies and explore the possibilities?



If you’re intrigued and want to delve deeper into these strategies, I’ve compiled some tips and tricks into a free eBook. It’s a resource I wish I had when starting, and it’s my gift to you. To get your copy and start your journey to monetising your drone photography skills, download “From Passion to Profit: Mastering Drone Photography.” It’s packed with more in-depth information, tips, and guidance to help you succeed.

Link to download it here 👉 A GIFT FOR YOU


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