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I always said I didn’t want a drone and I would never have any interest in aerial photography, however I have been tempted. Whilst surfing the internet I stumbled across the DJI Spark mini drone and ended up reading about it, which turned in to watching reviews about it, which turned in to watching videos captures with a DJI Spark. I have to admit that the DJI Spark has, no pun intended, sparked my interest in drones and aerial photography, and I now want to have a go at it.
As much as I would like a DJI Spark I don’t know if I could justify the £530 price tag. I realize this is not a lot of money in “drone terms” and that the DJI Spark is at the budget end aerial photography drones but it is still quite an investment.
Will I take to aerial photography or will it be a flash in the pan? Will I find enough subjects to keep me interested in aerial photography? Have I got time for aerial photography? Is it worth me spending out so much money? These are all questions that have been spinning around in my head over the last few days.
In the past I have bought cheap and then ended up spending out on what I should have purchased in the first place, hence spending more than I really needed to and wasting a whole load of cash so I am reluctant to spend half the amount of money on a drone that is not going to do anything I want it to.
One of my biggest concerns buying a DJI Spark as my first drone is the possibility of a “fly off” and literally watching £530 fly off in to the distance, and nothing that can be done about it. A fly off must be one of the worst things that can happen, and whilst I appreciate (according to the internet) the majority of fly offs are down to user error, I am not convinced the DJI Spark is the best first drone for a beginner.
The problem I have is I want a drone with GPS technology, return to home and with a good camera but I don’t want to spend a fortune for it. Perhaps wanting too much is a blessing in disguise, but then again maybe it just means I have a long search ahead of me?
Drone and aerial photography video playlist that may be of interest