4 Essential Tools For Drone Photography Businesses



Running an aerial drone photography business can be a rewarding and challenging profession. At HiFly Photography, we’ve learned that these tools are invaluable for growing and maintaining a drone photography company.


Project Management – Record Keeping

Skyward is an all around operations management tool, that allows you to manage much of your day-to-day duties in one place. The most popular feature of Skyward is flight logging. By recording all the details of each flight you are able to prove that you are following the rules to people like insurers or the FAA.

Skyward also has great preflight checklists and is free for up to 50 flights per month.


MadProps Editing

Photo & Video Editing For Drone Businesses

Focus on what you do best and leave the editing to the professionals. The last thing you want after a long day of filming is an all nighter spent in post-production. The beauty of working with a company like MadProps is that you get all the capabilities and dependability of a team for less than it costs to hire an employee.

These guys do top-notch work and offer unlimited photo editing starting at $349/month.


Check Fly Zones & Weather

Hover was designed to give you all the information you need to determine if the conditions are safe to fly. In just a few taps on your phone you can make sure that you are flying in a permitted area, and that the weather is safe to fly in.

They have a really easy to use interface, and the app is totally free.



Professional File Transfer – Backups

This will probably be an obvious one for many of you, but there are still too many operators out there emailing .zip files of their work. With Dropbox you upload your completed footage and share a link with your client that allows them to download the files at their convenience. You can upload much larger files than you can send through email, and you will look much more professional doing it.

Also, Dropbox is a great place to back up the footage from your shoots. Plans start at $9.99/month for 1TB of storage.



With all of these great tools the only thing left for you to do is fly your drone!