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How to Take Photos with a Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to take photos with your Parrot drone's camera.
You'll Need Either:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app already installed.
  • A Parrot SkyController 2 remote control already set up for your drone.

1 Safety First

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

? Choose how you'd like to take photos with the Parrot Bebop 2 drone's camera

  1. How to take photos with the FreeFlight Pro app
  2. How to take photos with the SkyController 2 remote control

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to take photos with your Parrot drone's camera.
You'll Need Either:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app already installed.
  • A Parrot SkyController 2 remote control already set up for your drone.

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/
To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Tap the Fly & Film area.
    Fly & Film are highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. Tap the shutter button in the top right to take photos.
    Shutter button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
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To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. With your mobile device connected to the remote control, use the camera view on the mobile device as a view finder.
    SkyController with smartphone mounted.
  2. Press the A button to take photos.
    A button highlighted on SkyController 2.
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