Instructor: Sally French (The Drone Girl)
Date: June 21, 2019 | Time: 11:00 a.m. | Super Park – Caliente, Nevada
- Your drone (and accompanying equipment, ie. smartphone or tablet, batteries)
- Laptop (to review and edit your images)
- A smartphone (to download and try out photo editing apps)
Workshop Description: Learn how to take your drone photography skills to the next level. This course mixes classroom time with practical application, so come ready to fly your drone!
Things you’ll learn:
- Improving your aerial photography: We’ll discuss angles, composition, lighting and other photography techniques as they pertain to drone photography, including a critique of your own photos
- Editing: Making a good photo happens with the drone, but the right editing can take it to the next level. We’ll discuss the apps we use to edit aerial photos and post them to social media
- Laws: operating a drone photography business isn’t just about taking great photos. You need to follow the laws too. We’ll discuss how to get the proper permitting/licensing to start a drone photography business
- Earning money: You’re a great drone photographer, so why not earn money from it? We’ll go over finding gigs, how much to charge, and more.
Sally French Bio: Sally, also known as “The Drone Girl,” is a world-renowned expert in drones, having been quoted in publications including The New York Times and Consumer Reports. She has shared her passion for drones at major events like South by Southwest (SXSW), Harvard Business School’s Making Robotics Fly” and has led multiple seminars at conferences including InterDrone and the Commercial UAV Expo.
Sally was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s “4 top women shaping the drone industry,” and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri.
Sally first got interested in drones when she served as a photographer and producer at the Missouri School of Journalism’s drone journalism program in its inaugural year. The first “drone journalism” she did was produce a video for Harvest Public Media in which footage from a drone documents a prairie fire.
Her drone photography has appeared in outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR.
Take part in this and the many other photography workshops happening at the Lincoln County Photo Festival. One ticket gets you in all events both days! Sign up below!