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California Center for Digital Arts
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In this basic Drone Photography class, learn the essentials of how to include drones in your art!

Thinking about getting into drone photography? Join us for an introduction to this modern take on photography, with information on landings, taking videos and pictures, emergency management, and various other helpful skills for any new pilot (or if you just need to brush up on the basics).


You might already know how to shoot a great photo on the ground, but what about from the air? In this course, you will be introduced to drones from the ground up. Not only will we cover the actual workings of the equipment, but also the registration, rules, and regulations for using drones in photography. You’ll learn what you need to fly and photograph locally.

There are lots of models out there, what will work best for you and what you hope to achieve in your work? We’ll show you how the basic functions work so you’ll be ready for whatever equipment you can get your hands on, and how to upkeep and manage it. We will also cover how to safely take off and land so you can keep your equipment in top shape!


  • Drone safety
  • Basic functions
  • Take-offs and landings
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • Checking cleanliness of drone and accessories
  • Airdata.com registration
  • Taking video and photos
  • Flying locally
  • Accessing video and photo settings
  • Flight modes
  • FAA Part 107 information


  • This course does not require any equipment, as it is an introductory level course.


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Matt Dussell


After this introductory course, try out our hands-on drone photography workshop in Borrego Springs. Click here for more info!