Drone photography has really taken off in the past few years, thanks to the arrival of compact, powerful models from the likes of DJI, Autel and Skydio. Who’d have though such high-quality flying cameras would be possible a decade ago? But that’s exactly what we have now, and it’s safe to say that the world’s best drones have revolutionized photography.

The unique perspectives made possible by drone photography open up a wealth of creative opportunities. But just because everyone can now shoot high-quality images from the air, it doesn’t mean that buying a drone is a guarantee of great results. Just like shooting with a regular camera on the ground, there are many things you can do before, during and after a drone shoot to give yourself a greater chance of capturing visually interesting images.