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

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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