Drone Photography & Waypoints Course

Our Drone Photography and Waypoints course gives you the skills and knowledge to get up in the air and take stunning photographs and videos. This course is jointly presented with our instructors and the course is designed for beginners through to intermediate operators.

Why do I need this course?:With clients becoming more demanding of high quality imagery from drones in all photo shoots these days, the importance of getting the footage right first time, on time, every time is critical to keep your client and get paid for the job.  It is no longer sufficient to just pop the drone up and get a shot or video for wow factor, without using honed skills or waypoints such as zip lines and points of interests, to name a few.  You also need to be able to provide post processing if you want a bigger slice of the action and have control over the results of your imagery.How long is the course?The course runs from 12pm to 4.30pm on day one and 8.30am to 12 pm on day two.This enables us to do theory and practical photography on day one, and theory and post processing on day two.
What is covered in this course?:

  • Photography basics
  • Manual  vs Auto settings
  • Camera Functions for varying conditions
  • Lenses and Filters
  • Histogram, grids and centre points
  • White Balance
  • Focus
  • Image and Video formats and settings
  • D-Log vs Color Grade
  • Litchi overview
  • Practical Photography in the field using manual control and Litchi waypoints
  • Post processing (we choose the best stills and video from the students to demonstrate) using Lightroom and Premiere  Pro:
    • Effects
    • Brush Tool
    • Lens Corrections
    • Use of LuTs
    • Color grading
    • Video compilation

What are the outcomes?:

  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • Experience in taking Drone Footage and waypoint execution
  • Post course student support on Q&A basis

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What do I need or to bring to attend this course?:

  • A minimum of 5 hours flying experience
  • Your Sub 2kg or sub 7kg drone, compatible with Litchi
  • Sufficent charged batteries for 4 flights
  • Your mobile device (Android or iOS) compatible as a screen for your drone and able to run the drones software and Litchi
  • Litchi downloaded and installed on your mobile device (screen).

Pricing:

The course costs $695.00, incl GST and is currently run in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

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