About the Phantom - are you flying this by line of sight view from where you hold the controller, or are you flying with a live video feed and point-of-view "glasses"? How close would you be prepared to fly near a bridge being filmed if it was a calm day? - I ask as some close detail images may be interesting. How does the Phantom handle a sudden stop of the props if say you bumped against an obstruction? I have a cheapie 007 Nighthawk (around $50) - very much a toy, (even has a camera!) but I figured that I may as well learn on something where if I lose it, I am not badly out of pocket. Then, if finances permit, upgrade to something like yours in the future.
A very large number of owners fly with FPV goggles, I won't do that as I strictly follow the rule that you should be able to see the aircraft with your naked eyes at all times. Because my main target are bridges, I am rarely far away from the point of departure.
I could fly fairly close to the bridge, even with a moderate wind, as the Phantom is very good at keeping station where you put it, but it does not take to striking things with the props, it would most likely bring it down. You can get prop guards, but they are a pain the neck, as they show up in shots and are suspected of being implicated in crashes doe to getting the aircraft into a Vortex Ring state, which is where the aircraft descends into its own dirty air and won't fly anymore.
Like anything that flies, you have to discipline yourself to fly safely every time, it is very easy to get complacent and think you have the game skun, only to have it bite you. Practising with a lower cost drone is good, but every type handles differently.
Having said that, the Phantom is quite forgiving and probably the easiest aircraft to fly.