Drone camera technology promises to dramatically alter the future for arial photography. With the new options come new challenges that poses risks to traffic safety, property and loss of life. So much so, in fact, the government has imposed restrictions on the use of them that is described in the article below.
"While drones have taken photography to a new height, there are still certain limitations.
“You cannot fly over big crowds," De Moya said, "because if, God forbid, something were to happen, they could really hurt someone below. In certain highly populated areas — for example, in the city — if there’s too much concrete, sometimes it can interfere with the GPS.”
In the U.S., for the protection of air traffic, it’s also not permissible to fly a drone within an eight-kilometer radius of an airport or more than 122 meters above the ground.
For De Moya, the biggest challenge is keeping up with constantly changing technology and rules and regulations. Shaffer, however, has more immediate concerns.
“Biggest challenge is to not hit trees," he said.
The Federal Aviation Administration now requires all professional and hobbyist drone fliers in the United States to register their devices with the agency so they are traceable in case of an incident and can be returned to the owner if lost." http://www.voanews.com/content/drone-technology-opens-up-new-options-for-photographers/3232951.html