The first aerial photography workshop held by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and DJI was a great educational experience for both us and the participants. As our Director of Education Romeo Durscher put it:
“The first workshop was a great learning experience for all of us. This is such a new technology and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is really leading the way in providing workshops on new technologies. Participants were able to learn about a number of different topics; from hands-on experiences with drones and how they work, to how to perform minor maintenance, all the way to current regulations of the technology. Following the one-on-one flying instruction sessions, the workshop went on to focus on aerial photography, utilizing the beautiful wilderness of New Mexico to show what can be done with flying cameras. The workshop was a great way for beginners to get a feel for the technology and experiment with the aerial camera and its capabilities.”
The workshop was so highly appreciated that we’re now preparing more in-depth workshops, the first one on October 26-30th, with additional workshops scheduled for March 2016.
The October workshop is for the beginner drone pilot and photographer — the person who has been thinking about learning the fun aspects of aerial photography but hasn’t had the time to get started learning by themselves. No prior experience is needed as this workshop starts with the basics and over the course of five days, teaches the participants not only how to get off the ground, but also build their skills and confidence.
In March, the first of the two workshops will be a focused weekend workshop, on March 12-13th. Immediately following this, we will have a full five-day workshop, on March 13-18th. Both workshops will focus on safe flying techniques, and the five-day workshop will use the additional days to cover aerial photography.
If you’d like to participate in the October workshop, please go here to register.
About DJI and Santa Fe Photographic Workshop
DJI and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, a well-known professional training school in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., are joining together to offer a series of week-long workshops designed to help both advanced amateur and professional photographers/videographers to gain a solid foundation in safe piloting while and experience an exhilarating exploration of the wide variety of photographic opportunities available in today’s world of aerial photography.
This workshop takes advantage of the wide-open and stunning landscapes of Northern New Mexico, and is led by a group of professional photographers/videographers, experienced pilots, instructors, and educators, includingRomeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Education and one of the world’s most skilled quadcopter pilots and aerial photographers, and Stacy Garlington, another skilled pilot and DJI’s Events and Product Experience Specialist.
Students will leave this one-of-a-kind workshop as fully aware and skilled pilots of DJI’s Phantom quadcopters: knowledgeable in all aspects of flying techniques and safety precautions to avoid mishaps, practiced in aerial photography and video techniques, and with the insights to know where they are headed in the quickly expanding world of aerial photography.
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