About the author : Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Rodrigo is a talented Chief Remote Pilot at Sky Perth, a top-notch video production company based in Perth. With over seven years of experience in the field, Rodrigo has established himself as a creative and innovative producer, delivering captivating content for various platforms, including Netflix, Stan, AppleTV+, Disney+, SBS On Demand, and ZDF (German television broadcaster).

With a deep passion for aerial videography and photography, Rodrigo leverages his technical expertise to produce stunning visuals for a range of clients. His extensive portfolio showcases his ability to tell compelling stories through visual storytelling, making him a valuable asset to the Sky Perth team.

Rodrigo's professional, friendly approach and bold vision make him a sought-after producer. Whether working on documentaries or TV series, Rodrigo's commitment to delivering high-quality content is evident in every project he takes on.

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Welcome to our SKY PERTH Talk podcast recap, where we dive into the world of drone real estate photography and videography! We’re excited to share our insights and tips, so let’s jump in!

Creating Your Portfolio and Finding Clients

A solid portfolio is a must to showcase your work and win over potential clients. Make sure you highlight your best shots and videos and consider offering free or discounted sessions to friends or family to build up your body of work. To find clients, network with real estate agents, attend local events, and don’t forget the power of social media and online advertising.

Choosing the Right Drone

Selecting a suitable drone is crucial for capturing stunning real estate images. We recommend thorough research and considering factors such as camera quality, flight time, and ease of use. Investing in a quality drone can make a difference in your final product.

Timing is Everything

For the best lighting, shoot during the golden hour (an hour after sunrise or before sunset). This will provide soft, warm light and help you avoid harsh shadows, giving your photos a more professional look.

Respecting Privacy and Regulations

Always be mindful of people’s privacy and local regulations, as not everyone enjoys drones. Before starting a job, check for any restrictions or permit requirements. Additionally, ensure you have the necessary licenses and understand local drone laws.

Camera Settings and Techniques

Shooting in RAW format is essential for preserving the full detail in your photos, allowing for greater flexibility in post-processing. Pay attention to composition by using the camera grid to align your shots, and consider using techniques like bracketing to capture the perfect exposure.

Avoid Common Mistakes

Some common mistakes to avoid when shooting with a drone include flying too high, not checking battery life, and neglecting the use of ND filters. Be mindful of these pitfalls to ensure a smooth and successful shoot.

Why Insurance Matters

Drone insurance is necessary to protect yourself and your business from accidents or damages. It’s a small investment that can save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

Know Your Equipment

To achieve the best results, it’s vital to understand your equipment and its capabilities. Spend time practising and familiarizing yourself with your drone and camera settings to ensure you’re prepared for any situation.

In conclusion, drone photography and videography can elevate your real estate game and help you stand out. We hope our tips and tricks can help you to capture breathtaking aerial shots.

Are you looking for more great content from SKY PERTH Talk? Our podcast is available on multiple platforms for your listening pleasure. Catch us on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Tune in wherever and whenever you like to stay up-to-date with all things drone photography and more!

Happy flying!

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