To those whom it may concern,
Photo4me is installing a new regulation on the site regarding
drone or UAV, UAS, Quadcopter, RC Helicopter etc, photography.
Those who do not
comply with the rules will have their aerial drone photographs taken down immediately.
For the time being, it will be flagged under “accreditation” as you do not have
the required paperwork/documentation to post and sell images for commercial gain. We will put
in a button/reasoning more specific in the near future.
You will no longer be able to “pass off” drone photography
as in flight photographer (in a plane).
If an image was taken by a drone it would hold the longitude
and latitude data and also the height it was taken at as well as the type of
camera that took the image, if it was taken from a DSLR camera it would hold
the type of camera and the type of lens used so it would be simple to tell how
it was taken, if it was a DSLR camera on a drone it would still have the
longitude and latitude plus height and camera + Lens.
Planes have minimum height restrictions, plus lots of other
Therefore, it is easy to see if it was a drone that took the
Aerial Photography using UAV, UAS, Quadcopter, RC Helicopter
The CAA has a law within the UK with regards UAV usage for
commercial gain. If you intend to fly your aircraft for video or photography
for personal financial gain the CAA require the user to hold a Basic National UAS Certificate or recognized equivalent document and must undertake relevant check to fly their aircraft.
The Law for the CAA states this in there CAP 722 Document available to download
from the CAA website.
You can download the CAA document from: https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%20722%20Sixth%20Edition%20March%202015.pdf
People are getting convicted for drone photography who do
not have the appropriate paperwork. Here is the first case from 2013, posted on the CAA website.
If you would like to learn more and get your paperwork,
Eurousc.com is one of the leading companies on the market at the moment.
If you do have your Basic National UAS Certificate or recognized equivalent document, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before posting pictures.
Mike & Jon