Other artists understand that doing ones' art often comes as a price. When one has a friend who is an amazing painter and one asks them to do free work, it can often be a smack in the face for the artist, for the work itself has value, not to mention the paints, brushes, canvas and possible lessons and LOTS time put into perfecting their skills. The same goes for aerial multi-media.
While we remain one of the best for competitive pricing, there are many factors that the public doesn't think about when asking a company for a quote. Common Things that are expenses can include:
As one can see, running a small biz can have more overhead than one might think! Luckily, A.S.A.P. Does out best to give our clients the best and most competitive pricing for the best media for our clients!
If you ever have any questions on why a shoot costs as it does, don't be afraid to ask the people you are hiring, but chances are, some of the elements listed above may come up! At the end of the day, remember you ARE supporting small biz!
Let's celebrate spring with a sale! Get 10% off your order when you use Promo code: ASAPSPRING19 when you book us! (Just mention the code in the email, contact form or over the phone!). Let's get working on your next project!
Note this offer is valid between May 15, 2019 to June 1, 2019. Limit one use per customer
The results are in, and they look great! Under the new Transport Canada rules for drones starting June 1st, 2019, RPAS operators (drones are now called RPAS) are required to hold Basic or Advanced certificates to fly RPAS commercially. We at ASAP officially received our Advanced Certification this past weekend are are proud to announce this means we will continue to be able to provide our amazing services and media and are now available in even more and unique locations! For more information, feel free to contact us directly!
Thank you to all who have supported us on our journey over the years, and here's to the many more to come!
It is both an exciting but stressful year for drone operators around Canada! June 1, 2019 is the day that the new drone regulations from Transport Canada come into effect. You can read the new upcoming rules here of Transport Canada's web site, but rest assured, we have already completed our certifications!
Also check out the below videos for more information!
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As everyone gets nice and cozy for the holiday season, we would just like to thank everyone for another great year! We can't believe it is almost 2019 already, and wish you the best! If you haven't already, check out our 2018 year-end promo on Vimeo below!
Another season comes and goes... Thanks again for making it a great one, everyone!
Simple answer: Artists don't work for free!
Longer answer: It's a great question, and one photographers often get asked. Believe it or not, while it may seem like a straight-forward job, being a photographer as a job/career has many, many expenses. The gear alone can costs thousands upon thousands of dollars! Not to mention paying insurance, travel, editing fees, equipment ware, licensing software, labour, taxes, and location rental or other small business expenses, and the list goes on!
Probably the most important part the client pays for is the skill-set. While it is true that everyone has a high-quality camera these days in their cell-phones, not everyone is versed in the theory and practice of professional photography, and even further there, photographers can be specialized, such as aerial photographers, sports photographers, war photographers, journalism, etc...You are paying for someone to do it right. Another example is that anyone can stick bricks together, but to have it professionally done and done safely/correctly, we hire a construction company.
In short, photographers as artists are often taken advantage of. They are often asked to do work for free because it would "look good on their portfolio". While it may be true, photographers are people too with their own lives and expenses.
We at A.S.A.P. are flexible and are very competitive with pricing, but as said above, shooting isn't free! What are your opinions? Comment below!
Going on a Trip Across Canada, or even to another country but you're not too sure about bringing your drone? That's what this post if for! For starters, if you are travelling across Canada by car, by all means, bring your drone! Just be sure to follow the Transport Canada rules and the local municipal by-laws. Also, remember you are NOT allowed to fly in National Parks without permission from Parks Canada.
Flying, and going international is a little different. Depending where you go, the rules can change drastically. Certain countries may have rules in place for recreational/tourism drones such as Canada, America and the U.K. while some countries may have banned them outright! Some may even have no rules at all, it is your responsibility to research before arriving to the country you are visiting.
Another factor to think about is the drone itself. Chances are, it is powered by a lithium-ion battery, and may need special treatment as it may be considered a "dangerous good". Ask the airline you are taking to ensure that you do not have to do any special paperwork if you are bringing a drone with you, better safe than sorry!
Remember to use common sense, and you will be generally OK. Now go get some amazing shots, and happy landings!
Henry is the founder and operator of Air Support Aerial Photography. Here he talks about A.S.A.P. news, drone industry news, and opinion pieces!