FAQ’s – Aerial Photography in India

Frequently asked questions related to Aerial Photography in India

Is it legal in India to carry out drone photography for profit-making?

Carrying out Drone Photography in India for a commercial purpose is legal as long as you comply with the guidelines laid down by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA).

What are the key guidelines by DGCA for using drones for photography?

A drone, while being airborne, should stay in the Visual Line of Sight. All the drones flying in Indian skies must have a Unique Identification Number (UIN) issued by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). If you wish to fly your drone at or above 200 feet above ground level in uncontrolled airspace, you need to have an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP) awarded by the DGCA. Drones are not allowed to fly in controlled airspace.

Does weather play a factor?

Weather does play a factor. We do not fly in rain, thunderstorms, heavy wind, snow or any harsh conditions.

Do I get a discount if I buy some package?

Yes, there are huge discounts that we offer when you buy in packages, or use any service repeatedly. Our packages are itself priced at discounted prices and our individual service charges are also very cost effective.

How much do you charge for your services?

Our charges vary from one project to another, it depends on what exactly is the requirement of the client. Hence, the pricing differs due to a lot of factors such as location, type of production, post-production techniques, length of the video and other factors related to the video.

The aerial videos you come up with works well on all devices?

Yes, after capturing the aerial videos, we optimise them in such a way that they can be viewed on all the devices. We will also provide you with the raw footage with several formats.

Can I direct the video and dictate which all shots are to be taken?

You are free to elucidate all your needs when we meet. However, on the field, it is our team that takes care of everything. We would like to assure you that the footage you will receive will be according to your specifications.

Do you provide images via e-mail and is your work guaranteed ?

We are happy to provide you the images and videos in any format and medium you ask for, whether it is via e-mail or as a hard copy, we will deliver it to you in any which way possible. We will also provide you with the raw footage with several formats.

How long does the completion of a project usually takes?

The completion of a project usually takes 7-10 days. However, this duration varies according to the requirements of our clients. So, in terms of duration, there is no upper limit as such.

When do I need to make the payment?

50% of the payment needs to be made before the assignment begins and the remainder can be paid after its successful completion.


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