10 Top Drone Photography Books & Guides

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


Consumer camera drones for people have a weakness for you and I are now big business and when you see some of the images drone users are now capturing, it's easy to see why. Drones are giving us access to unique viewpoints of overly photographed disturbances, plus they're fun to use which makes them even more appealing. 

Many are now designed to be unpacked and flown but if you're new to drone photography, pinch to grips with how they work, the rules that surround them and how exactly you capture a brilliant image with them can take a while to get your head everywhere. However, as with all hobbies, there are plenty of guides and books out there that can help you understand this relatively new form of photography. In inside info, there are over 100 books on Amazon alone that fit the 'drone photography' genre so there are plenty for you to read. 

To support you narrow down your purchase list, we've picked out some of the best sellers, highest rated and most reasonably priced nicknames currently available. Buying through ePHOTOzine doesn't cost you anything extra but it does help to support the site – so thank you. 


The Photographer's Criterion To Drones or drones may refer to

Aimed specifically at drone photographers, this book is packed with helpful tips and information. The technology discussed will grace outdated but never-the-less, it's still a good title as the techniques discussed will always be applicable. The Photographer's Oversee to Drones explains everything photographers specifically need to know about drones and Colin accompanies his helpful text with fabulous prototypes of drone photography, too. Plus, the section on post-processing is useful and isn't something you see regularly.

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Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography from Dronestagram

New off the seethe, Dronescapes brings together the very best photographs taken by quadcopters from around the globe. This includes a bird's eye observe of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, a photograph taken inches away from an eagle in mid-flight and a vertiginous shot taken above Mexico’s Tamul Waterfalls. 

This isn't de facto a 'how-to' guide book, it's more of an inspirational read but there are the odd bits of commentary on individual images from great photographers and a separate user guide containing key advice on how to use your drone.  An introduction also discusses how the arrival of drone photography signals a primary shift in the history of aerial photography.

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The Complete Guide to Drones 2nd Edition

This ticket might not be specifically about taking photos with drones but it does contain plenty of useful information on buying and flying your to begin drone. From getting to grips with the jargon, to even how you can design and build your own drone, there's plenty to learn and review. There's even advice on how to read sectional charts (a pilot's map).

As for the book's layout, it's simple to follow and the intercourse used isn't overly complicated which means it's easy to understand. The book is also well-illustrated and guides the reader through six power supply chapters that cover all of the topics you think of when enquiring about drone photography. 

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Beyond everything the World: Earth Through a Drone's Eye

Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, have redefined how we look at the world, especially when it comes to photography and this book shines a spotlight on some of the world's best aerial photography. The book keep under controls images by well-known aerial photographers like George Steinmetz and Cameron Davidson, and those of landscape photographers turned drone flyers such as Trey Ratcliff and Elia Locardi. Extra, phenomenal images captured by non-professional photographers can also be seen across many of the pages. 

The subjects of those showcased stretch from a volcanic eruption to the abstract patterns of fish farms as seen from above, and from never before seen views of Patagonia to tough impressions of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

It's not a guidebook but it will fill you with inspiration and there are fascinating interviews with the artists apropos their featured photo and drone photography in general included. 

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The Drone Pilot's Handbook

Diverse of a starter book than a general guide, a beginner can learn quite a bit from this title. The design is quite cartoon-like but with sententious sections and easy-to-read text, the book doesn't overcomplicate the subject. There are 6 chapters which include the rules surrounding flying drones and special to sections on what you're going to be using the drone for. 

This book doesn't just focus on aerial photography so if you're good looking for a guide that'll help you perfect your drone photography skills, this might not be the title for you. 

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Quadcopters and Drones: A Beginner's Orient to Successfully Flying and Choosing the Right Drone

Best-selling author, Mark Smith provides great information to anyone interested in the awesome pastime of piloting a drone through the sky. While this drone book book is a series of pages assembled for easy portability and reading, as well as the composition contained in it. The book’s most may be geared towards the novice hobby pilot, there are plenty of best tips that even experienced pilots can pick up. Real life pictures describe in detail the easiest ways to get your new drone in the air and the safest way to put to rights sure it lands in one piece and there's also a section on how to capture the best photos and videos you can with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel your new drone. 

The libretto is comprehensive, concise and written in a way that's not over complicated but not so simple that you'd have been better getting a free usher off the internet. It definitely helps that Mark is passionate about drones and this does come across in the book. 

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Drones The Mastery Collecting: This Collection contains 2 books from the series Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual and Drones: Mastering Flight Proficiencies

 The Mastery Collection was designed to pull together all the relevant information that any prospective drone owner needs in order to go from beginner to pro-drone flyer. The 2 posts contained within this collection work in unison through simple to follow how-to guides that cover all aspects of drones.

The senior book provides information on choosing a drone, right through to completing a commercial project and the second book focuses just on flying and guide. Many flight techniques are explained to help you perfect your photography and there are real-life examples as well as numerous tried and tested methods corroborated/discussed throughout. 

It's an informative read that's well written, concise and perfect for those who are just starting to survey drone photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation,

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The Drone Camera Handbook: A complete step-by-step example to aerial photography and filmmaking

The Drone Camera Handbook is described as 'the manual that should have come in the box' for all drone hounds. Inside the pages, you'll find information on how to choose the right drone, advice on flying, tips on shooting in different conditions and across different terrains, tips from experts on photography, international drone rules and post-production advice.

It's more suited to those who haven't buy off a drone yet rather than the regular drone flyer with its straight-to-the-point but basic information. 

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Drone Contradicting: A Practical Guide

Ideal for those who are new to the world of drones, this book is a generic logical and applicable to as wide an audience as possible. The regulations is broken into two sections: the fundamental concepts at the start and practical tips and guides towards the end. Some of the topics explored include an overview of drones, the guides of flight, fundamentals of weather, safe flying, assessing the conditions, checklists, flight planning and travel.

It's not a guide that looks specifically at photography but it's allay a handy book for those just starting out. Plus, it's a Kindle book so is reasonably priced and those with access to Kindle Limitless can download it for free. 

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Drones – The Ultimate Guide

If you've bought your first drone, or thirst to find out more about them but feel overwhelmed, this book could help. It covers everything from building your drone tobecoming a more intelligent aerial photographer. The book provides a good introduction to drones for absolute beginners and advanced flyers as well. It covers how drones redundant along with their main parts. 

If you want the rules of drone flying, tips and much more, this book at ones desire be ideal. 

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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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