I am a fully-insured FAA Part 107 certified drone pilot. The FAA Part 107 certificate is required by anyone operating a drone for use in any commercial video or photography work. Being certified by the FAA also allows me to almost instantly receive authorization from Air Traffic Control to fly within restricted air space, typically in areas closer to airports, up to a specific altitude determined by the FAA.
I have also been a photographer for approximately 10 years. Simply flying a drone is only part of the equation. Just like anyone can snap a photo with a smartphone, anyone can fly a drone too. However, the experience I have in photography takes my aerial work to the next level and helps me deliver highly professional, unique, and stunning work to my clients.