Drone photography is safe, yes. Like driving a car, though, there are plenty of rules, regulations and guidelines that have to be adhered to in order to make it as safe as possible. The regulations for flying drones are fundamentally based on the likelihood of putting people at risk. A combination of pre flight planning, risk assessments and selecting an appropriate drone for the job help to mitigate a lot of potential dangers. In addition, many drones incorporate built in safety features such as 'Return To Home', and collision avoidance sensors.