Introduction to Drone Photography

 Registration is closed for this event
The workshop includes a morning classroom session and shooting actual images and footage in the afternoon.


This workshop is designed for those new to drones and drone photography. If you have recently purchased a drone or are considering one this class is for you. Since DJI has 80%+ of the drone market, this class will focus on the DJI drone platforms and the DJIGO4 controller software.

Did you know that modern drones are not only used for video but also make a great still photography aerial platform? Many can even shoot in "Raw" mode. Some even support interchangeable lenses. Depending on the motion (objects or drone) you can even bracket for HDR.

The workshop will cover the pros and cons of various drone models that are currently available. In addition, drone regulation, proper planning for a drone flight, using the DJIGO4 flight interface, planning for an emergency and more will be covered.

We will finish the day by going out and capturing some still images and footage.

IN-FIELD WORKSHOP DETAIL: Mutli-controller drones will be provided during the outdoor session so that each student can experience taking photographs and live footage. Please note that for safety reasons you will not fly your own drone during this part of the workshop, but see and experience what is possible from a photography point of view. 

 Participation is limited to 10 students.

Your instructor: Thomas Bartlett grew up in Santa Cruz, and was an avid RC modeler, playing with cars, trucks, and helicopters. In his mid 20’s he attended Sierra Academy of aviation in Oakland and received a commercial rotor-craft certificate. Unfortunately, he had to get a sales job to pay off the student loans and was unable to pursue aviation but did continue RC adventures.

Fast forward 20 years; as an executive at a large garment decoration company, married and living in Sacramento. His wife got him a Phantom 2 Vision+ for their anniversary. Well, that was the beginning of the next chapter in his life, owning a commercial drone service company.

He and his team worked on the Golden 1 Center for over two years. Flew the first in the world drone deployment of network hardware and worked for BBC television as well as The Discovery Channel.

April 21 2018 9:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 180.00
Non-member $ 230.00

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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