Drone Photography Services Market

Drone Photography Services Market By Customer Type (Residential, Commercial), By End-use Industry (Energy, Construction, Agriculture) & By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe) - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Drone Photography Services Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Drone Photography Services Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global drone photography services market has reached a valuation of US$ 617.6 million in 2023 and is expected to climb to US$ 3,429.0 million by 2033, expanding at a healthy CAGR of 18.7% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2033.

The drone photography services market is about 9% of the overall drone service market valued at around US$ 6.6 billion in 2023.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 520.3 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 617.6 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 3,429.0 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~18.7% CAGR

North America Market Share (2022)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~19.7% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~18.6% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3DroneMapping
  • AiriNov
  • Aerial Robotix
  • AerialWorks Inc.
  • AERIUM Analytics
  • AeroMedia Group
  • Aeroworks Productions
  • Aivia Group
  • Artrabia
  • Astral Aerial Solutions
  • AUAV
  • Avian UAS
  • Cloud 9 Creative
  • DATA PKT Aviation
  • DC Geomatics
  • DJM Aerial Solutions
  • Drone Dispatch
  • DroneView Technologies LLC
  • DDC Smart Inspection
  • Falconviz
  • Other Key Players

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Demand Analysis of Drone photography Services (2018-2022) Vs. Market Forecast Outlook (2023-2033)

The drone photography services market is highly fragmented with expanding utility for commercial and recreational purposes. Advertisement industry specifically chooses these services to gain optimum images from overhead angles. These pictures are appealing to the customer and help the customer in enhancing their business leads.

Western economies are witnessed tremendous development & adoption of drone utility and relevant services. The adoption is also supported by favorable amendments in government norms regarding drone utility and licensing of new drones. However, Eastern economies are projected to have the substantial utility of these services in the forecast period (2023-2033).

Development in the construction sector, mechanization of the agriculture industry, and expansion in the entertainment industry will accelerate the adoption of these services in the forthcoming period.

  • Short Term (2023 Q1-2026): Drone photography services have gained substantial demand post-COVID-19 pandemic. It is a cost-efficient solution, which is being highly in demand in industries like construction and infrastructure development.
  • Medium Term (2026-2029): Drone photography services are projected to gain huge popularity in the entertainment & recreational industry in the Mid-term. Demand overhead photographs will be highly in demand due to their attractive and appealing visuals to the viewers.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): In the Long term, infrastructure development will be high. Development of bridges, railways, and roads will require this service to efficiently monitor, inspect and track the work on sites.

North America accounts for leading share of 45.0% in the global drone photography services market, followed by Europe and East Asia.

Drone Photography Services Market Forecast by Fact.MR

The image depicts the expected total addressable market value of US$ 617.6 million in 2023. Also, under the customer type segment, commercial holds about 77.0% of share in the global drone photography services market

Key factors escalating the demand for drone photography services

“Growing demand from real estate industry”

Drone photography services have gained immense utility in the real estate industry. Drones can capture attractive and appealing photos of real estate from top angles.

It shows the overall features of the property and nearby locations to attract consumer focus. For all the angles drone captures photos are more cost-effective than the traditional method of using helicopters and hiring a pilot. With the help of attractive photography, contractors or brokers could accomplish sell of property.

The real estate industry is growing substantially in developing economies like China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and others. These economies will escalate the demand for drone photography services significantly in the forthcoming period. “Escalating drone utility in wedding photography”

Drones enable photographers to take expansive shots from above, giving wedding photos an appealing appearance. Compared to ground-based equipment, drones are far more mobile, can record video while traveling in any direction, and can capture a much greater variety of cinematic images. In this way, the wedding photographer won't have to compete with guests for space. From overhead angles, the drone could capture wedding venues and different events efficiently to complement traditional photography.

Eastern economies with a large youth population are observed to have significant demand for drone photography services. Therefore, the market is expected to have a high potential to rise in eastern economies.

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Factors challenging the drone photography services

Stringent norms on drone utility

Drone usage is hampered by strict government regulations on drone utility. With more people starting to own a drone, the government has actively started taking action & framing guidelines on how to operate drones in a safe and useful manner. Remote is one of the important rules that will go into force very soon.

The "ability of a drone in flight to send identity and location information that can be received by other parties," such as law enforcement, is covered by this new FAA regulation.

Drone makers must put in place a system to incorporate identification capabilities on the drone in accordance with the requirements set by the FAA in order to comply with this impending regulation. Before they are allowed to legally fly drones, the drone operators and pilots must also register with the FAA.

Country-wise Insights

United States to secure largest revenue share in global market for drone photography services

The United States has witnessed the most natural disasters worldwide. In this case demand for smart solutions like a drone is being utilized by search & rescue teams for surveillance and recovery. Owing to this factor, drone photography services are highly fragmented in the country.

Infrastructure development is rising at a substantial rate in the region. Development of roads, bridges, railway bridges, and buildings is substantially demanding for drone photography services to capture the photos of the site for documentation and monitoring the production work in progress. This factor is escalating the demand for drone photography services in the country.

Chinese drone photography services market to grow with highest CAGR

China has a well-established agriculture sector which is accelerating the demand for time & cost-efficient services like drone photography to capture images of land. This helps in the efficient monitoring of field & soil conditions.

Drone photography services have grown substantially in the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government utilized these services for inspection and imaging of residential areas, shops, and others areas to track people disobeying COVID-19 policies and public gathering regulations.

Additionally, lowering the price of houses and real estate in the region stimulated the demand for drone photography services where brokers can capture appealing photographs of real estate and implement them in marketing it.

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Category-wise Insights

Commercial sector to exhibit largest share in drone photography service market

Commercial customers account for more than 75.0% of the share in the global drone photography service market. Drone photography services play an essential role in the advertisement of real estate and in capturing appealing photos for clients. Development in the construction sector will escalate the demand for the market, as these services will help engineers to capture efficient images of the sites for monitoring and tracking.

The search & rescue teams highly benefited from these services which is another major factor escalating the market growth. The search & rescue team does efficient surveillance and initiate rescue operation properly through drone photography services.

Entertainment and recreation to grow with healthy CAGR

Drone photography services have grown drastically in the entertainment industry, where pictures from overhead angles are taken by the camera person. Sports, filmmaking, and other sector has fundamentally started utilizing these services to gain appealing images for news & magazines.

The movie and media industry is highly utilizing these services due to their cost & time effectiveness over the traditional approach of photography and capturing photos from angles that humans can’t able to reach. Additionally, people these days going out for picnics, tracking, and other fun activities are choosing drone photography services to have attractive and prominent pictures of them.

Competitive Landscape

Key market players in drone photography services market are 3DroneMapping, AiriNov, Aerial Robotix, AerialWorks Inc., AERIUM Analytics, AeroMedia Group, Aeroworks Productions, Aivia Group, Artrabia, Astral Aerial Solutions, AUAV, Avian UAS, Cloud 9 Creative, DATA PKT Aviation, DC Geomatics, DJM Aerial Solutions, Drone Dispatch, DroneView Technologies LLC, DDC Smart Inspection and Falconviz.

The market is comprised of various players both established and new. These market players have taken various initiatives regarding the enhancement of their service portfolio and market share in the industry.

For instance :

  • In 2020, Cirpro introduced aerial drone survey and professional photography services. The services include professional property photography.
  • In 2021, Delhivery acquired US-based Transition Robotics Inc. The acquisition is intended to strengthen the company’s capability in various applications including aerial photography, remote sensing, inspection, and surveys.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the provider of drone photography services market positioned across regions, revenue growth, and service offering expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of the Drone Photography Services Market

  • By Customer Type :

    • Residential
    • Commercial
  • By End-use Industry :

    • Energy
    • Construction
    • Transportation & Warehouse
    • Agriculture
    • Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction
    • Public Administration
    • Real Estate & Industrial Plant
    • Entertainment & Recreational
    • Safety & Security
    • Educational Services
    • Waste Management
    • Healthcare & Insurance
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the growth rate of Europe in the global drone photography services market?

Europe to rise with a CAGR of 21.0% during the forecast period.

Which end-user industry holds the largest share in the market?

Entertainment & recreation accounts for leading share of 17.0% in the global drone photography services market

How did the market performed in the drone photography services market?

During the historic period (2018-2022), the market CAGR was about 9.7%.

Which region accounts for leading share in global drone photography services market?

North America is expected to hold leading share of about 45.0% in the global drone photography services market.

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