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In-Person Aerial Photography & Videography Drone Training Maximize your skills and add value to any business by producing high-quality aerial photos and videos. Learn what it takes to make your aerial shots stand out in this intensive one-day drone training course.

In-Person Course

$ 375.00

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Aerial Photography and Videography

Course Curriculum

  • Lesson 1
    Intro to Aerial Videography

    • Why use Drones?
    • Common Uses
    • Flight Process
    • FAA Considerations
    • Local Considerations
    • Crew Roles
    • Pilot Skills
    • Drones 101 Review
  • Lesson 2
    Aircraft and Camera

    • Choosing Your Platform
    • Common DJI Platforms
    • Why DJI?
    • Inspire 1 & 2: Specs
    • Inspire 1 & 2: Pros & Cons
    • Phantom 4 Pro: Specs
    • Phantom 4 Pro: Pros & Cons
    • Mavic Pro: Specs
    • Mavic Pro: Pros & Cons
    • Cages and Propeller Guards
    • Mavic Air: Specs
    • Mavic Air: Pros and Cons
    • Scenarios
    • Camera Options
    • Choosing a Camera
    • Zenmuse Options
    • Micro Four Thirds
    • Zenmuse X5 Lens Options
    • 8MM Lens
    • 15MM Lens
    • 45MM Lens
    • Choosing Lens
    • Gimbal Balancing
    • Neutral Density (ND) Filters
  • Lesson 3
    Aerial Photography Settings

    • Photo Settings
    • Types of Photos
    • Image Size (Aspect Ratio)
    • Image Format
    • White Balance
    • Kelvin Scale
    • Style
    • Color
    • Understanding a Histogram
    • Adjusting Shutter Speed
    • EV (Exposure Value)
    • Variable Aperture (IRIS)
    • F-Stop
    • Depth of Field
  • Lesson 4
    Aerial Videography Settings

    • Video Settings
    • Choosing Video Size
    • Frame Rates
    • Video Format
    • Video Standards
    • Color Settings
    • Normal VS D-Log
    • D-Log Post-Processing
    • Controller Settings
    • Gimbal Tuning
    • Gimbal Pitch Speed
    • Gimbal Pitch Smoothness
    • Gimbal Roll
    • Aircraft Response Settings
    • Aircraft Exp Settings
    • Sensitivity Settings
    • Gain Settings
  • Lesson 5
    Standard Aerial Shots

    • Shot List
    • Rise and Reveal Flight Path
    • Descending Approach Flight Path
    • Rising Retreat Flight Path
    • Rising Retreat Example
    • Tracking Flight Path
    • Orbit/Half Orbit
    • Orbit Flight Path
    • Panning Flight Path
    • Tilt
    • Fly By
    • Sliding
    • Fly Over
    • Bird’s Eye
    • Fly Through
    • JIB
    • Stationary
    • Common Mistakes
    • Scenarios & Examples
    • DJI Intelligent Flight Mode List
  • Lesson 6
    Preparation & Post-Production

    • Preflight Planning Items
    • Airspace
    • Controlled Airspace In Airmap
    • sUAS Weather Limits
    • Other Online Sources
    • Site Evaluation
    • Area Layout
    • Submitting a Waiver
    • State/Local Regulations
    • Onsite Assessment
    • Weather
    • Hazards
    • Takeoff/Landing Points

Creatively capture professional and cinematic drone shots.

Are you a current or aspiring drone pilot looking to learn new skills that will make your work stand out? Our intensive one-day Aerial Photography and Videography course will teach you how to produce professional and cinematic drone photos and videos. Throughout this in-person drone training, our expert instructors who are all manned and unmanned pilots, will provide both classroom training and an outdoor demo to get you prepared to launch successful photography and videography missions. After the in-person course, all students will receive full access to DARTdrones Online Aerial Photography course. This is not a flight training class and our instructors will not cover how to fly a drone, take off, land, etc. If you are interested in learning how to fly a drone, check out our hands-on Flight Training course.

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Our Aerial Photography and Videography Flight Instructors

Our instructors use their real-world experience to help you succeed as a professional drone pilot.

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Jerry White

Jerry has his own video production company and has been in the business for more than 20 years. When he’s not shooting videos or flying sUAS, he flies as a contract pilot for different clients in Central Texas. He has 3,000 hours of flight time and has been a flight instructor, full-time corporate pilot, and an airline pilot.

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Colin Romberger

Colin is a both a private pilot and advanced ground instructor, and holds a Master’s Degree in UAS Design and Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has been building and flying R/C aircraft for over 20 years, and currently owns and operates a drone services company in Pennsylvania with a focus on mapping and inspections.

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Alex Abatie

Alex brings over 20 years of experience as a photographer and design director to the commercial drone industry. He owns and operates Hawkeye Workshop, an aerial photography company serving the film, real estate, and construction industries in Southern California. He also holds Sport Pilot and Remote Pilot certificates from the FAA.

Aerial Photography and Videography Drone Training FAQs

I am new to drones. Is this the right course for me?

Our Aerial Photography and Videography course was designed for drone pilots who already have a basic understanding of how to fly. This course does not explain how to fly a drone or how to take off and land. Students should come knowing that. 

If you are interested in learning how to fly a drone, check out our hands-on Flight Training course. If you are interested in becoming a certified drone pilot, check out our in-person and online Part 107 Test Prep.

Will I have a chance to fly a drone in this course?

Students do not fly in the Aerial Photography and Videography course. However, if weather permits, the flight instructor will provide 1 – 2 demo flight sessions.

Will this course be hosted in more cities in the future?

Yes. We will be posting more dates/cities in the next few months. If you’re interested in having this drone training course hosted near you, please submit a location request form.

Can I bring my drone to this course?

Although there will not be flight time during this course, students are allowed to bring their own drone to reference throughout the classroom lessons such as camera settings, video settings, etc.

How many students are in this class?

This course has a 15 person limit.


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