I provide a safer and higher quality alternative to drone photography known as "Aerial Stills". This is where I hoist a high-res camera up a 25', heavy-duty tripod and control it remotely. Here's an example:
This shot was taken at about 20', with still another 5' to go if needed. The setup for this is simple as shown below, just a hefty-duty pod that can support gear up to 25 pounds. This allows me to raise a high-res camera to drone heights and control it remotely.
Elevating to these heights makes a big difference for more than just drone-like shots. Take for instance this example that was raised only 12':
As you can see, the non-elevated, ground level shot is bland and boring, and barely shows the space. But the elevated Aerial Still makes a big difference, even at just 12'. To get an even bigger picture (so to speak) here's me having some selfie fun:
Drones require special FAA licenses and many insurance companies won't cover photographers who use drones due to the high incidence of crashes and damage to property. My Aerial Still alternative though is fully covered under my liability insurance plan, requires no FAA license, creates no noise, and allows me to shoot at high resolution for higher quality photos.
If you'd like to learn more about having me take some Aerial Stills for your property, give me a shout and let's talk about the non-drone zone.