Drone Photography For Hotel & Leisure
Aerial photography is a great way to showcase a hotel or leisure resort and attract visitors. If a venue is in an attractive setting or has its own gardens and grounds, there’s no better way to view it than from the air.
A hotel aerial photographer is now an affordable option thanks to drone technology.
A commercial drone operator can produce high-resolution photographs and video footage for marketing literature, social media and website use.
Hotels on the coast or in countryside locations are particularly attractive when shot from the air.
Here are some important points to consider when booking a hotel’s aerial photographer –
Does the pilot have permission for commercial work from the CAA? This comes in the form of a PfCO document, and you can ask to see evidence of this or check on the CAA’s website before booking a hotel’s aerial photographer
Does the operator carry the correct level of insurance? A PfCO drone pilot or company must carry public liability insurance as a requirement for CAA approval, but higher levels of cover may be needed in some circumstances
What’s the best day to capture aerial images of your hotel? If you want shots to showcase the grounds, it may be better when the hotel is quiet and there are fewer guests. If you want to market the hotel as a wedding or event venue, pick a day when there’s a wedding party in attendance. You will, of course, need to check with the bride and groom that they are happy to have a drone capturing elements of their day
Is one visit by an aerial drone photographer enough? Recording at different times of the day and different seasons of the year allows you to build a library of images. Sunset and sunrise are often the best times of the day for capturing spectacular aerial landscape shots. The changes colors of autumn and spring look beautiful in aerial shots