Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is the ultimate how-to book about aerial imaging using consumer quadcopters.

You couldn’t ask for a better field guide to this new frontier.
— From the Foreword by Adam Savage, co-producer and co-host of Mythbusters on Discovery Channel

Drones have exploded in popularity worldwide because of the unprecedented ease of using them to get cameras in the air. Eric Cheng's new book, Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones, is a timely educational resource, a beginner-to-intermediate level field guide for learning how to capture still photos and videos from the air using consumer drones (quadcopters / multirotors).

The book covers recommended equipment, pilot training, tips for how to be successful when shooting both aerial stills and video, and the regulatory environment in the United States. The content is generic enough for learning how to shoot with any consumer drone with a mounted camera, but focuses on mainstream manufactured products from established companies and does not go into detail about how to build drones from scratch. Most of the discussions feature the DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter as the primary sample drone, as well as drones that carry GoPro HERO action cameras.