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Hi Sally,

I feel overwhelmed. I am just beginning to learn about Aerial Photography/Videography with drones. I want to make sure I buy the right one that will suit my needs. (Quick back story- I am going to buy my first mini-quad (hudsan x4) on Friday, so that I can start learning to fly. And in a couple of weeks, I want to buy my first Quadcopter. I participate in an organization that will have a retreat in August. They always do a group photo and promotional videos and what better way to do it this year than with shots from the air. For now I want a drone that will grow with me. Any advice?

Sincerely,
Lois

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