Interactive Workshop: Aerial Drones for Documentary Photography

Interactive workshop: Aerial Drones for Documentary Photography


From December 2 to December 7, 2020 I’ll be teaching my first ever online workshop about aerial drone photography. After working with drones for over seven years, I’ll be sharing my experience in partnership with VII Interactive.

In 2013, I started using hand-built drones for a National Geographic assignment in Peru and continued with my World Press Photo award-winning series about drone warfare, Blue Sky Days. More recently, I’ve used my drones for filmmaking and museum video installations.

My four-part online workshop is for any photographer who wants to integrate aerial drone imagery into their practice.

In the first session, I will focus on the creative possibilities of aerial imaging. I’ll explain my inspiration and give insights from behind-the-scenes. I will share my practical tips about using drones for both still photography and filmmaking.

The second session will cover the security, privacy, and ethical issues of putting a camera in the air. Participants will learn best practices that foster respect for all the stakeholders of a drone flight.

During the third class, participants will learn to create flight plans for specific locations. Using airspace maps and researching local regulations, participants will plan their own missions.

During the final class, students will present their flight plans to the group and get feedback from me.

Location: Online
Cost: $500 USD
Duration: 5 Hours
Class size: 14
Skill level: All levels

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