- One of the best ways to find one is to ask people for references. Many people have come across experts and have hired them. It is a good way since one will get reviews of how the person works.
- The other way to search is to go through internet sites that advertise these kinds of services.
- Also, one may find by going through local classified ads.
- Finally, one may contact the British Institute of Professional Photographers for references.
B. The Local Advantage – finding someone local is an advantage because there will be a saving in the transportation of the person. These persons always charge extra for the journey they have to make. In case of air based photography, the airtime is the main reason for the increase in costs.
C. Why A Specialist – it is utmost essential that the person hired is a professional one and not some amateurish photographer. Many a person might claim as specialists but they do not have much of an in depth aerial knowledge. As such they do not do much of aerial work for they are deficient in specialized sets of skills, expertise and experience. Also this type of photography requires certain equipments that they might not have.
D. Importance Of The Portfolios – it is important to view the portfolios of the photographers as it provides the benefit of viewing the quality of work they do. They will be happy to provide the images via actual prints or through e-mail. It is necessary that actual prints of their work are viewed so as to get a better idea of their work.
E. Face To Face Meeting – having selected one, one should then meet the person and have a discussion of the type of work that is required. Specific discussion as to what is required must be asked. As this type of photography is different it would be better to ask if he could work as is required. One may require photos of the house for advertisement purposes and so the images must be accordingly.
However, it should be noted that many who claim to be aerial photographers are not always true to their words. It is of utmost importance that this should not be overlooked and only a professional person is employed. There are many agencies that specialize in this type of work and also provide telecommunication consulting among other things.