FAQS

What:

What degree do you need to be a commercial photographer?

A degree in photography or related fields such as graphic design, fine arts, or visual arts can be beneficial for those looking to pursue a career in commercial photography. These programs typically cover the technical aspects of photography, such as lighting, composition, and post-processing, as well as providing students with opportunities to develop their creative skills and build a portfolio of work.

What does a commercial photographer do?

A commercial photographer is a professional photographer who creates photographs that are used for commercial purposes, such as advertising, product promotion, and marketing. They work with a wide variety of clients, including businesses, corporations, advertising agencies, and magazines.

What counts as commercial photography?

  • Advertising photography: creating photographs for use in print and online advertisements, brochures, and other marketing materials.
  • Product photography: capturing images of products for use in catalogs, websites, and other sales materials.
  • Corporate photography: creating photographs of people, places, and things related to a company or organization.
  • Food photography: capturing images of food for use in cookbooks, menus, and other food-related materials
  • Fashion photography: creating photographs of clothing and accessories for use in fashion magazines, advertising, and online stores.

What is commercial photography?

Commercial photography is a type of photography that is created for commercial purposes, such as advertising, product promotion, and marketing. Commercial photographers create images that are used by businesses and organizations to promote their products, services, and brand.

What is the definition of commercial use?

Commercial use refers to the use of a product, service, or intellectual property (such as photography) for the purpose of generating income or financial gain.

What is a commercial image?

A commercial image is a photograph used to promote a product or service.

What defines fine art photography?

Fine art photography is through the eyes of that specific photographer. Each photographer is able to express their mood and vision through each photograph. 

What is editorial use only?

Editorial use is used to educate and share valuable information. 

What is campaign photography?

Campaign photography is the process of telling a story through photographs.

What is the difference between commercial and advertising photography?

Advertising photography is a subcategory of commercial photography that specifically focuses on creating images for use in advertisements, brochures, and other marketing materials. Advertising photography is often used to create eye-catching and memorable images that can be used to promote products, services, or ideas.

What does commercial photography mean?

Commercial photography is photography that is used for commercial purposes, such as advertising, marketing, and product promotion. It typically involves taking photographs of products, people, or places in order to promote a business or sell a product. 

What is an editorial photography?

Editorial photography is photography that is used for editorial or news-related content, such as magazines, newspapers, or online news publications

What equipment do you need to start a photography business?

The equipment needed to start a photography business varies on what kind of photography you do. For starters, you will need a camera, lens, tripod, lighting, memory cards, computer, editing software, props, business cards, and a portfolio. 

What is a corporate photographer?

A corporate photographer is a professional photographer who specializes in taking photographs for corporate clients. Corporate photography generally includes taking photographs of employees, executives, products, events, and facilities for use in company publications, websites, social media, and marketing materials.

What is event photography definition?

Event photography is the practice of taking photographs at events such as weddings, parties, conferences, trade shows, and other gatherings. Event photographers typically capture candid and posed images of the guests, the decor, and the overall atmosphere of the event, as well as any specific activities or performances that take place.

What is brand photography?

Brand photography is a type of commercial photography that is used to visually communicate and promote a brand or company. It is used to create a visual identity for the brand and convey its values, personality, and message through images. 

What is personal photography?

Personal photography is intended for individual viewing. You can decide how often and where your photographs are taken. 

What are different styles of photography?

Here are a few styles of photography Рportrait photography, architectural photography, sports photography, fashion photography, macro photography, landscape photography, fashion photography, aerial photography, wedding photography, documentary photography, street photography, event photography, travel photography, and more. 

What is the purpose of photography?

Photography can be used to document events, people, and places, providing a visual record for us to share with others. Photography is also a great way to express your emotions and convey a message through art. 

What is commercial product photography?

Commercial product photography is a type of photography that is used to create images of products for use in commercial advertising and marketing materials.

What equipment do i need for product photography?

For product photography you will need a professional camera, lens, and proper lighting equipment to show off each product in its best form. 

What is the difference between commercial and editorial photography?

Commercial photography is photography that is used to sell or promote a product or service. It is typically used in advertising and marketing materials, such as catalogs, brochures, and billboards. Editorial photography is photography that is used to accompany written content in a publication, such as a magazine or newspaper.

What is considered editorial photography?

Editorial photography is photography that is used to accompany written content in a publication, such as a magazine, newspaper, book, or online news outlets. The goal of editorial photography is to illustrate and enhance the written content, rather than to sell a product or service.

What is commercial use? 

Commercial use refers to the use of a product, service, or intellectual property (such as photography) for the purpose of generating income or financial gain.

What education is needed to become a commercial photographer?

Becoming a commercial photographer typically requires a combination of education and experience. While there is no set educational path to becoming a commercial photographer, many photographers pursue formal education in photography or related fields.

What is commercial use of photography?

Commercial use of photography refers to the use of photographs for the purpose of generating income or financial gain. This can include using a photograph to promote a product or service, using a photograph in an advertisement, using a photograph in a brochure or other marketing materials, or using a photograph on a website or social media page to promote a business.

What is the difference between fashion and editorial photography?

Fashion photography is typically focused on showcasing the latest clothing and accessory designs, and is often used in advertising campaigns and on the covers of fashion magazines. Editorial photography is used to accompany written content in a publication, such as a magazine, newspaper, or online news outlet. 

What areas do we serve?

We are based in the Twin Cities and service a large area from central Minnesota to Western Wisconsin. We will also travel far away and to different states if we are requested. 

What is our cancellation policy?

All photoshoots that’re cancelled or rescheduled within a 24 hour period of your appointment time are subject to a $50¬†cancellation fee

What type of equipment do we use?

We use a wide variety of Sony Cameras and Lenses, DJI Drones, Go pros, 3D Cameras, and more.

What are some useful tips for real estate photography?

It is important to start out with a camera, tripod, and a wide angle lens. After that you can look into purchasing a drone for aerial photography and video. 

What if you have special instructions?

Please let us know in the order notes, over email, call, or text if you have any special instructions for us. 

What do we do in case it rains?

On rain days we are still able to photograph most properties. If it is a torrential downpour or snowstorm, we will reach out to you to reschedule. 

What is a Blue-Sky Guarantee?

Even on cloudy days, we will use our software and make sure there’s a blue sky in all of your exterior photos.¬†

What if we’re doing aerial drone work?

Aerial drone work can be performed if we have access to fly in that airspace and the weather cooperates that day. 

What will be included in the aerial drone photos?

We offer a variety of aerial photo packages for you to select from. All of our drone photos come with a blue sky guarantee.

What will be included in the aerial drone video shoot?

The options are endless for our aerial videos. You are able to select from client branding, property address, location information, area filmed, and more.

What is a corporate photoshoot?

A corporate photoshoot is a photoshoot for businesses or organizations. The photos that we take will represent the brand, products or service, culture, and values of the company. 

What is real estate photography?

Real estate photography is a specialized type of photography that involves capturing images of properties, such as homes, apartments, commercial buildings, and other types of real estate, for the purpose of marketing and advertising.

What is aerial photography used for?

Aerial photography is used for real estate, surveying and mapping, environmental and wildlife, agriculture and forestry, construction and infrastructure, film and television, news and journalism, and more.

What should a real estate photographer avoid in MN?

A real estate photographer should avoid no fly zones and restricted airspace with their drones. 

What are the two types of aerial photos?

You can take bracketed aerial photos, smart photos, or single photos. 

What are the best practices in photography for real estate in MN?

The best practice in photography for real estate is to take pictures at aperture f/8 Рf/11 and bracket your photos. 

What time of day is best for real estate drone photography in MN?

The best time of day for real estate drone photography is between 11am-1pm.

What risks do aerial photographers face in MN?

Aerial photographers need to be aware of their surroundings and the airspace around them at all times. 

What is the most common mistake beginning photographers make in MN?

Beginning photographers may not compose their photos correctly and also over edit their photos. 

What height should a real estate photographer shoot in MN?

A real estate photographer should shoot around 4ft or the height of the light switch in each room. 

What are the 7 common photography mistakes made most often in MN?

7 common photography mistakes are: incorrect exposure, lack of focus, poor lighting, not post processing, poor composition, having the incorrect settings, and forgetting to put your memory cards back in your camera. 

What are the disadvantages of drone or aerial photography?

There are no disadvantages of drone or aerial photography. 

What equipment is used in aerial photography MN?

Dones. There are quite a few drones available for aerial photography on the market today. 

What are the principles of aerial photography?

Some principles of aerial photography include: camera calibration, lighting, frame work, and overall weather conditions.

What happens if you fly a drone without a Licence in MN?

You can fly a drone without a licence if you are a recreational pilot. For all commercial pilots, you need a Part 107 Drone license. 

What do photographers charge just for drone shots in MN?

Drone shots can be anywhere from $75-$1,000.

What is the 500 rule in photography?

The 500 rule in photography is used to determine the longest shutter speed that can be used when you are taking photos of the night sky.

What is the best ISO for real estate photography?

The best ISO for real estate photography is 100. 

What are the disadvantages of drone photography?

There are no disadvantages of drone photography. 

What should you not tell an appraiser?

It’s important to provide honest and true information about your property¬†to an appraiser.¬†

Why:

Why is photography important in advertising?

Photography is the #1 way to capture your audience’s attention through your ads. It not only conveys information it can separate your brand from others.

Why should you hire us?

UAV Vision Media is your one stop shop for all of your photo and video needs. From real estate, video production, aerial photography, events, portraits, and more, we have you covered. We take our customer service seriously and make sure you are satisfied. We like to sit down with our clients and find out what is working,¬† and what isn’t, before we come up with a marketing plan that will work.

Why do realtors use drones In MN?

Realtors use drones to show off their listings up for sale, maintain that professional look, and show potential clients the size of the property and surrounding areas. 

Why do appraisers lowball?

Appraisers are bound by ethical standards and are required to provide an unbiased property value.

Why is aerial photography important in real estate?

Aerial Photography is important in real estate for a variety of reasons:

  1. It can not only show off the property, but also the surrounding area. 
  2. Increased Marketability –¬†It can help your property stand out from others online
  3. Show off unique features like your roof, pond, garden, and more.

When:

When will you get the photos?

 Your photos will be sent back to you by 9am the next business day for real estate, and up to 3 days for portraits and events. 

Which

Which season is best for aerial photography?

The best season for aerial photography is the fall. 

Will:

Will we photograph unfinished spaces?

 Yes, we will photograph unfinished spaces. 

How:

How much does a professional photographer charge per hour?

The hourly rate of a professional photographer can vary from $100-$600 per hour.

How do you charge for commercial photography?

There are several ways a commercial photographer may charge for their services. The most common methods are day rate, half day rate, hourly rate, project rate, usage fee, and royalty. 

How much is a photography permit?

The cost of a photography permit can vary widely depending on the location, the type of photography being done, and the length of time the permit is needed for. In general, the cost of a permit can range from a few dollars to several hundred dollars.

How do i market my portrait photography?

You can market your portrait photography by building a strong online presence, reaching out to potential clients, networking, creating an email list, running monthly specials, and having a referral program in place. 

How can i promote my photography business for free?

You can promote your photography business by using online directories, sharing content on social media, introducing yourself at businesses, and by attending networking events.

How do you price commercial photography?

Pricing commercial photography can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of photography, the usage of the images, and the location of the shoot. The most common ways to charge for commercial photography are half and full day rates.

How can i expand my photography business?

There are quite a few ways to expand your photography business: build a team, network, diversify your services, marketing, grow your online presence, partner with other businesses, and expand geographically. 

How do you take professional photos for a product?

Product photography can be done onsite with props and a background of choice that will bring out the most of each item.

How is photography used in advertising?

Using photography in advertising can communicate information about a product or service. In advertising, photography is often used to showcase products, create a visual story, convey a brand message, grab the public’s attention, and provide valuable information about what your business offers.¬†

How do i figure out my photography style?

Think about what photoshoots you’re the most excited about. What photography/photoshoots you truly look forward to every day. You are also able to ask friends and family what photography they think you are the most passionate about. 

How much should i charge for photo rights?

Photo rights depend on the intended use of each image and for how long that business or individual needs the photo(s) for. 

How do you price a corporate photographer?

Corporate photography pricing can vary depending on a number of factors, including the experience and reputation of the photographer, the type of event or project being photographed, and the number of images or hours of coverage required. Some photographers may charge an hourly rate, while others may charge a flat fee for a specific project.

How quickly can you receive the pictures after the shoot?

You can receive your photos back from us as early as 7am that next business day. 

How long will the photo shoot last?

Photoshoots can last anywhere from 20 minutes to 8 hours depending on the services ordered. Most real estate photoshoots take around 30 minutes. 

How many images can you expect to get?

For real estate it depends on the size of the property. Most properties you will receive around 25-30 images. All of our images delivered greatly vary on the package and service ordered. 

How long does a shoot take?

A photoshoot can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 8 hours.

How will you be notified once my images are ready?

You will receive an email from our company once your images are ready. 

How high do you fly when doing aerial drone videography or photography?

For most aerial photography and videography, we fly anywhere from 20 to 400 ft above the ground. 

How much does corporate photography cost?

Our corporate photography starts at $150.00.

How much do drone services cost?

Drone services cost anywhere from $99 – $1000.

How much does it cost for aerial photography?

Aerial photography costs anywhere from $99 – $1000.

How do you charge for a drone service?

Drone services can cost anywhere from $99 – $1000.

How much does a real estate photographer cost?

A real estate photographer charges anywhere from $99 Р$5000 per photoshoot 

How do you price photography?

Photography prices vary greatly depending on the services ordered and whether the photoshoot is for a residential or commercial client. 

How much does a real estate video cost?

A real estate video can cost anywhere from $150 – $1000.

How much does drone footage cost for real estate in MN?

Drone footage can cost anywhere from $75 to $2000.

How to drone real estate photography in MN?

You need to purchase a drone, study and get your part 107 drone license, learn how to fly and understand¬†airspace¬†regulations, check airspace before you fly, and then you’re able to take drone photos for a real estate listing.¬†

How do you draw the property lines on a drone with pictures In MN?

There are different programs you are able to sign up for to accurately implement property lines into your aerial photos.

How accurate is aerial photogrammetry?

Aerial photogrammetry can provide very accurate measurement and 3d models. 

How do professional realtors take photos in MN?

Realtors hire a real estate photographer to take professional photos. 

How to take real estate photos in MN?

To take real estate photos you need to have a professional camera, lens, and a tripod for starters. Most professionals photograph homes with an aperture between f/8 Рf/11 and bracket their photos. You then need to post-process the photographs which include merging and editing the photos. 

How to take the best real estate photos in MN?

To take the best real estate photos you need a professional camera. You then need to consider lighting, composition, and post processing to really make your photos stand out. 

How to shoot real estate photography in MN?

To shoot real estate photography you need to have a professional camera, lens, and a tripod for starters. Most professionals photograph homes with an aperture between f/8 Рf/11 and bracket their photos. You then need to post-process the photographs which include merging and editing the photos. 

How much does a family photo shoot cost in MN?

A family photo shoot can cost anywhere from $150 to $1000.

Can:

Can i use royalty free images for commercial use?

You will need to pay a usage and licensing fee for commercial images.

Can the photos be delivered the same day?

Yes, we offer same day delivery on some of our photo services. 

Can we photoshop the broken siding on the house, the missing trim on the wall, etc?

If requested, we can photoshop items for you.

Can you reschedule the photo shoot due to weather?

Yes, you can reschedule your photoshoot up to 24 hours before your appointment. 

Can you use these photos on social media?

Yes, you can use the photos we take on social media in most circumstances. Don’t forget to tag our company!¬†

Can sellers be home during the photography time?

Yes, sellers can be home during the photoshoot. 

Can we upload your photos to the MLS?

You’re able to take the photos from your order with us and upload them to the MLS.¬†

Can you fly a drone under 250 grams anywhere in MN?

Drones under 250 grams are not required to be registered¬†with the FAA and exempt from most regulations. Drones under 250 grams are still subject to the FAA’S Small UAS Rule

Can you take pictures of people’s houses with a drone in MN?

You can take pictures of people’s houses with a drone. 

Can you make money with aerial photography in MN?

Yes, you can make money with aerial photography. 

Can you fly a drone over private property without permission in MN?

Yes, but respectfully. 

Do:

Do i need a permit for a photoshoot?

Whether or not you need a permit for a photoshoot depends on the location where the photoshoot is taking place and the type of photography that will be done.

If you plan to take photographs on private property, such as a mall, hotel, or private residence, you will typically need to get permission from the property owner or manager.

Do i need a business license for photography?

Whether or not you need a business license for photography depends on the laws and regulations in your specific location. In general, most businesses, including photography businesses, are required to have some form of business license or permit in order to operate legally.

Do we stage the home before taking pictures?

If our client decides to stage the home, they stage the property before we come out to take photos.

Do we have free marketing photos I can use?

Please reach out to us so we can go over exactly what you’re looking for

Do we film in HD (High Definition)?

All of our videos are filmed in 4k

Do we do HDR photography?

Yes

Do we charge tax for real estate photography and video services?

We only charge a processing fee on credit card payments. 

Do we offer discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts. Please reach out to us to learn more.

Do real estate agents pay for photography?

Yes, real estate agents work with UAV Vision Media for their photography, videography, and marketing needs. 

Do you need liability insurance for a drone in MN?

It is highly recommended that you have liability insurance. 

Do you have to report a drone flying away In MN?

When your drone flies away, you should report what happened to your drone.

Does:

Does someone need to be present during the shoot?

 No, we are able to enter properties with a lockbox code.

Does drone footage help sell a house in MN?

Drone footage helps sell homes and attracts more viewers. 

Is:

Is it safe to fly our drone?

It is safe to fly our drones 99% of the time. 

Is it OK if a home is not furnished?

We can photograph any property that you have in mind.

Is real estate drone photography worth it in MN?

Real Estate drone photography is definitely worth it. Aerial Images can provide a unique perspective of a property and also show off the land. Drone photography can also help show off nearby towns, lakes, parks, and more. 

Is drone photography in demand in MN?

Drone photography is in high demand. 

Is drone photography lucrative in MN?

Drone photography can be lucrative. 

Is it hard to do drone photography in MN?

Drone photography can take some time to learn but can be well worth it and fun once you get the hang of things.

Is there a way to jam a drone signal In MN?

Jamming a drone signal is illegal in most countries. 
Is there a market for aerial photography?

Yes, there is a big market for aerial photography. 

Is aerial photography the same as drone photography?

Aerial photography and drone photography are considered the same thing. 

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