Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

2019 Drone Photography and Video

Take to the skies and learn how to create exceptional photos and videos with your drone.  This new technology has redefined image and video creation opening up a whole new world of creative possibilities. This all-day class will be broken into two parts – a classroom session and a field session.  This course is great for the first-time pilot or experienced pro.
Part 1 – Classroom (4 hours)
Classroom Topics Covered
  • Basic Flight Techniques
  • FAA Regulations
  • Safety
  • Creative Shooting Techniques
  • Image/Video Pre-visualization – Setting yourself up for success
  • Post-Processing Techniques
Break for lunch
Part 2 – Field Instruction (4 hours) (location TBD)
Field Topics Covered
  • Basic Flight Techniques
  • Safely Taking Off and Landing
  • Weather Concerns – Reading The Environment
  • Sky Scanning
  • FAA Regulations
  • Creative Shooting Techniques In Practice
  • Switching From Photo to Video
  • Battery Management
  • Using Light and Shadows
  • Gear Requirements:
    • Drone with camera (DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire, ect..)
      • I will be teaching on the DJI products/platform
    • Controller
    • At least one battery (extra batteries are preferred)
    • Charger cable for batteries
    • Phone, Ipad or other screen for your controller
    • Warm Clothes
    • If you DO NOT own a drone you may consider renting one for the course through a third party like LensRentals www.lensrentals.com  Additionally, if you simply Google search “drone rental” a number of rental options will come up from various third parties.  Lastly, we are attempting to source additional drones for use free of charge but this partnership has not been confirmed yet.

Workshop Session Details

Workshop Instructor

Rachid Dahnoun combines his love of outdoor adventure with his artistic vision to create a touching photographic journal of the natural world. From breathtaking landscapes to gritty action photos to stunning travel imagery, Dahnoun delivers compelling content to commercial and editorial clients across the globe.

His work has been featured with clients such as: National Geographic, Time Inc, ESPN, The Travel Channel, American Express, Microsoft, ARAMARK, AAA, Travel and Leisure, Expedia, Lowepro, SKI Magazine, the New York Times and many more.
Dahnoun’s passion for the outdoors, adventure and travel fuels his vision through the lens. Camera in hand, you will find him chasing friends down bottomless powder slopes, pedaling through endless miles of pristine trail and rarely standing still.
Learn more about Rachid at www.rachidphoto.com.

Rachid Dahnoun / Workshop