Best Drone Photography Courses

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Stunning Aerial Videography and Photography Using Drones

Create aerial video & photos that DELIGHT your audience: Learn from basic drone handling up to advanced flying & editing

Created by Bruce Geddes - Aerial Videographer, Photographer and Learning Expert

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Students: 9343, Price: $94.99

Students: 9343, Price:  Paid

The leading drone / aerial videography course on Udemy. Check it out to see why.....

WHAT? - This course's focus is on how to make stunning aerial productions both from filming with a drone initially and then from impactful editing afterwards.

WHO IS IT FOR? - For videographers, photographers, hobbyists and professionals alike that want to learn how to make amazing aerial videos and photos.

"Packed with Detailed Instruction

Bruce is an exceptional aerial filmmaker and an exceptional teacher. The level of detail in this course is outstanding. If you are serious about using drones to tell better stories in your productions, this course is for you! Bruce will teach about how to use the tool of a multirotor to move the camera in ways that may not be obvious but can have a big impact on your productions. This is a premium quality filmmaking course for the age aerial photography and videography." ★★★★★ Mark Richardson

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Have you seen stunning aerial videos and photos and wondered how is that done? Perhaps you have a drone already and want to take your aerial productions to the next level for your hobby or business? This extensive course will take you on a journey all the way through from discussing; the merits of different drone types for aerial production; some basic flying skills for aerial imagery, to THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE CONTENT; a unique, structured way of thinking about, planning for, filming and then editing your standout aerial production. It will become a resource for you as well as a course.

Stunning Aerial Productions Using Both a Drone and Editing Techniques

  • Basics - Legal, Safety, Planning & Some Core Flying Skills For Producing Aerial Imagery
  • A Unique, Structured Method To Guide Your Filming and Flying For Getting Impactful Footage
  • 25 Design Principles For Creating Captivating Productions
  • 8 Step Editing Workflow for Developing Your Final Product

The Time To Make Stunning Aerial Imagery Is Now

The ability to video and photograph the world from a unique, breathtaking, aerial perspective, using a drone is now available to all. The opportunities this presents for videographers, photographers, hobbyists and professionals alike is extraordinary.

There is a need to learn how to make standout aerial productions, to make imagery that will go beyond what will become the ordinary. Mastering these new tools now, to produce highly impactful results, will get you ahead of the game professionally and give you endless hours of enjoyment personally.

Content and Overview

This course covers basics from selecting your drone, editing software and aerial camera. It has some guidance on initial flying skills and exercises for producing good aerial productions.

The course then goes beyond the basics and introduces, with extensive aerial footage to illustrate the points, a unique framework to guide all your flying and filming missions. This focusses on the extraordinary outcomes you should be aiming for in your aerial imagery and the flying you should be doing to get those outcomes.

You are then taught how to plan your flying and filming missions using this framework. You are taken through a range of unique in-course and online tools & resources to aid you in this planning. You will learn through a real example to show you how to apply the framework and tools to plan a successful flight.

You will then learn how to take the aerial footage and turn it into a stunning video production. You will be introduced to 25 design principles to follow and a software-generic 8 step editing workflow. This will be demonstrated by using Final Cut Pro X, but much of the demonstration will concentrate on how to apply the design principles and framework to guide the creation of the aerial video.

What is this course NOT for? Though the course touches on some things to look into from a legal and safety perspective the course is not designed to be a guide on your local drone laws or how to fly & film safely. These are areas that you must know already or that you must go and master before considering implementing any of the techniques in the course. Also - the course is not hardware specific and is not designed to teach you about how to set up any of your own drone hardware or specific handling skills for that hardware.

Music Credit: to Promo Video - Peace by Redman, licensed under the CC BY licence - see tinyurl.c om/RedmanPeace

Drone Photography | Shoot Professional Photos With Any Drone

Your Complete Online Guide to Shooting Incredible Drone Photography Like a Professional

Created by Dale McManus - Pro Photographer, Videographer, Award Winning Youtuber

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Students: 6205, Price: $74.99

Students: 6205, Price:  Paid

Want to shoot breathtaking drone photography like a pro?

This course is designed to take you from beginner to professional drone photographer as quickly as possible. You'll get all of the best drone photography tips you need to get shooting immediately and you have lifetime access to the course including all future updates. The course is taught using the DJI Mavic Pro but you can follow along with any drone on the market. 

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Dale McManus and I’m a professional Cinematographer, Photographer, Award-Winning Youtuber, and Drone Pilot. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and 8 years of experience in the field of cinematography and photography. I've been flying drones professionally for 4-5 years.

Quotes from my students:

"Such simple explanation for all the concepts. A great teacher simplifies everything for their students, and that's exactly what Dale does. No unnecessary chatter. Dale is extremely engaging and funny. A good investment this course has been!"

"Dale is very engaging and kept my attention the entire time. He is very knowledgeable about the subject matter and makes it very enjoyable to learn."

"This course gets right down to business, as advertised. Excellent for all individuals regardless of existing knowledge and experience!"

As your instructor, I'll be here every step of the way to answer any questions you might have. 

Just send me a message!

If you want to take your drone photos to new heights, boost your social media content, or even start a career in professional drone photography, then this is the course for you!

This course is designed for:

-Anyone that wants to become skilled in the art of drone photography.

-Anyone that wants to master their drone settings for taking the highest quality pictures.

-Anyone that wants to stunningly document their travels and amp up their social media accounts.

-Anyone that wants to turn drone photography into a professional career.

-Anyone that wants to shoot real estate and architecture.

Here’s just some of what you’re going to learn:

-How to shoot like a professional by utilizing the principles of shot composition.

-How to optimize your drone camera settings for taking the best photos.

-How to professionally edit your drone photos in Lightroom.

-How to shoot stunning night photography with your drone.

-And even some BONUS sky replacement tips in Photoshop for taking your photos to the next level!

This course comes with a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, so you can get started right now with no fears or reservations!

Feel free to watch the preview video!

Drone Photography For Real Estate

Discover the secrets to starting a highly profitable real estate drone business. Taking Photos, Editing, Delivery etc.

Created by Greg Gottfried - Online Entrepreneur

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Students: 1568, Price: $19.99

Students: 1568, Price:  Paid

Drone Photography Business Course Covering Everything You Need Start A Real Estate Drone Photography Business.

★★★★★ "Great course and Greg even goes above and beyond at the end."

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Discover Drone Photography For Real Estate Tips To Ensure Your Success:

- What drone photography equipment is the best on a budget!

- How to get commercially drone certified easily!

- Specific drone photography settings to use for your drone!

- How to edit the drone photos fast and easily!

- How to send a downloadable link to the drone photos!

- How to send professional online invoices!

- This course is about results! If you don't see them within 30-days you get your money back!

No more endless searching, this course is ready to go, you can take it anywhere, and watch it at your convenience in the privacy of your home or on the go!

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This course is a small investment that will repay itself many times over.

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Starting a real estate drone business or adding drone to your services is very profitable.

Learn from numerous years of very profitable real estate drone photography business experience.

Great for beginners with no experience and even advanced photographers with years of experience.

The course covers all the basics for those at the beginner level then gets into the advanced content for those with experience.

Let me share my Real Estate Drone Business secrets with you.

Don't go on wondering "what would have happened if I did". You won't be disappointed, plus you get an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee. What have you go to lose?

Don't miss out on all the real estate drone jobs out there!

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See What Everyone's Saying:

★★★★★ "To the point, no BS, and doable unlike other courses who assume you have unlimited cash."

★★★★★ "Solid information, well worth the time to view."

★★★★★ "This course more than earned a 5 stars for me. Short and sweet I learned a lot. Highly recommended."

You'll also get:

✔ Lifetime Access to The Course

✔ Quick & Helpful Support in the Q&A Section

✔ Download & Print Ready Udemy Certificate of Completion 

✔ 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!

Remember, this course is only available here on Udemy, you won't find it anywhere else. Take advantage of this special offer while it lasts.

There's a 30-day no-risk money back guarantee so say "yes" now, enroll today and decide later!

Drone Aerial Videography and Photography Master Class

A complete guide to fly, film, photograph and edit incredible aerial drone content for beginners to advanced pilots

Created by Blaise Sack - Film Maker and Owner of Moves Moves Productions

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Students: 357, Price: $34.99

Students: 357, Price:  Paid

Drone video and photography has changed the game when it comes to the types of angles and movements you can capture. Aerial drones have become the most popular tool for beginner to expert film makers to capture stunning content that will "wow" your viewers.

In this course I will take you on a complete guide to mastering aerial drone flying, filming and photography. This includes a recipe that will allow you to be confident flying your drone and walk away from each flight with incredible content. No prior flying, film, or photography skills are required to excel in this course. I have been a drone pilot and running a media company (Moves Media) specializing in cinematic aerial video and photos, for over 4 years. There have been a ton of things I've learned along the way that I wish I had learned sooner. The content that I will discuss in this course will fast track you from through the learning process to becoming a competent aerial pilot who can create content that stands out from the competition.

Before you rush out to buy a drone I will cover recommendations on what drone to buy and the key factors to think about before making your purchase decision. No matter what drone you have or end up buying all the flight training in this course will be of great use to you.

Not only will I share the key flying, filming and photography secrets, but I will also go through a step by step guide on how to edit your video and photos into compelling sequences and works of art.

Whether your a hobbyist wanting to capture incredible perspectives or you are interested in starting your own aerial drone company, this course is for you.

After taking this course you will: 

  • Understand key safety and regulations around drone flying to avoid fines and fly within the rules

  • Know which drones are the best for your purposes

  • Have a simple recipe outline to make great content that is easy to capture and edit 

  • Be a confident drone pilot with an arsenal of aerial maneuvers and skills

  • Understand different drone settings and when to use them

  • Have the skills to make money flying drones and filming things your passionate about 

  • Learn how to edit videos from the most basic edits to complex techniques  

  • Learn a complete guide to making professionally edited photos

 

Drone Photography and Image Editing with Lightroom & More!

Learn to edit and create compelling images captured with your drone. Lightroom, Photoshop, Aurora HDR, and Luminar

Created by Richard L Charpentier - Website Developer and Professional Photographer

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Students: 313, Price: $24.99

Students: 313, Price:  Paid

In this course you'll learn the basics of taking control of your drone aerial photography images.  We'll cover initial drone still photography setups, with a focus on making manual adjustments for your exposure and focus points.  The first section of the course will focus on understanding exposure and how to adjust for the right exposure manually.  Please keep in mind, this is not a drone flight instruction course, we're specifically focusing on generating still photos with our drone, and editing them with multiple photo editing software packages.

In section two of this class we'll cover the software used on your Smartphone or Tablet.  We'll be working with DJI Go4 and Litchi, and we'll walk you through each app and how you can make manual adjustments to get the right exposure every time!

From the initial setups we'll be ready to take a quick flight and work with our photo settings while in the air.  Both the DJI Go4 app and the Litchi app will be covered in depth in order to help you feel familiar with the interfaces while you're in the air.

Moving on from app setup and practicing shooting while flying, the next few sections of the course will cover an actual shoot with each app.  We'll cover HDR and AEB setups (to produce HDR photos), we'll talk about single still images, and we'll address some additional features from the apps, like 360 panoramas in the Litchi App.

The class should prepare pilots new to still photography to take better images off the bat, and also how to catalog and edit the images after the shoot is over.

Finally, in a bonus section of this course students will find a "Lightroom Workflow" set of lessons that used to be used in my "in person" classes.  The workflow class covers Lightroom 4, but everything in the course is relevant to today's Lightroom as well.  This bonus section will show students how to create their own image processing workflow, and should add to their knowledge of how to handle their drone images after a large shoot is over.

Drone Flying Academy: Mavic AIR – Great Small Drone

Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Small & Stunning Drone, Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones

Created by Rafal Galinski - Outdoor, filmmaking, travel

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Students: 152, Price: $19.99

Students: 152, Price:  Paid

Are you new in the world of drones? Do you want to start aerial journey?

Not sure if spending +1000 USD or more for drone equipment is a right choice

DJI Mavic AIR is one of the best drone options for very first drone.

It is small, compact  but it hides great potential, and we are going to unveil the possibilities during this course. Almost perfect drone.

Save time, money and energy following Rafal and become a confident aircraft operator, master of aerial photography and videography.

Find the answers to your questions or ask the instructor your own.

You can join me whenever you want to and shape your drone operator skills. .

Organize your activities, learn and practice from basic exercises to more advanced lectures.

Do not worry, I'll guide you and you can follow me step by step.

The course is interactive. You can simply follow the real-life aerial exaples and get out the most from the drone course for yourself.

Here is what you will learn on this course:

This course will improve your drone skills, knowledge and aerial experience to the upper level, so make your decision, jump right now  and get fantastic outcome fast!

Drone Workshop: Discover and Fly with Drone App DJI GO 4

DJI GO 4: Drone Stunning Functions & Settings of the DJI Application for Drones, Shape Aerial Photography & Videography

Created by Rafal Galinski - Outdoor, filmmaking, travel

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Students: 103, Price: $19.99

Students: 103, Price:  Paid

This Drone Operating App - DJI GO 4 workshop describes the variety of functions and settings within the DJI GO 4  App for drone operation, which can be used as a remote controller connection with a mobile device for the DJI Spark and Mavic AiR or Mavic Pro or in connection with a Remote Controller for the DJI Spark, Mavic AiR, Phantom 4 Series, Inspire , Mavic 2 or Mavic Pro.

Overall, the Application DJI GO is the gateway to your drone’s settings, so it’s essential to understand what the settings do and how do  they work.

Please, be aware, that this DJI GO 4 workshop is based on the Phantom 4 Pro, Mavic, Spark, and Inspire 2.

Due to various functions of the drone, some of the screenshots of DJI GO 4 show settings that are available to specific aircrafts only.

How To Start And Run A Successful Drone Business

Learn from someone who started, ran, and then sold an aerial photography business

Created by Ben Lovegrove - Creator of videos & websites. Network Engineer.

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Students: 72, Price: $49.99

Students: 72, Price:  Paid

  • Are you looking for advice on how to turn your drone flying hobby into a business?

  • Are you looking for a way to take advantage of the many options in the growing drone industry?

  • Have you ever wondered if you too could become a professional drone pilot?

  • Are you curious about flying drones commercially but not sure where to start?

In 2013 I noticed that drones were going to be very widely used in years to come so I started selling and flying them, and then I started an aerial photography business.  I've been working online for over 25 years and having been running an online business in all that time.  Let me share with you what I've learned and allow me to pass on my tips and advice.

Drone Photography Learn & Film the Best Aerial Video Shots

Learn how to film all of the Cinematic aerial video shots used in TV & Movies | Drone Videography - Pro Tips and Tricks

Created by Roy Horton - CAA approved Commercial UAV Drone Pilot and Operator

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Students: 36, Price: $89.99

Students: 36, Price:  Paid

In this course I will teach you to master the 9 key drone shots for any commercial or personal project. These 9 drone shots are called many names, but I demystify all the jargon and buzz words.

When you have completed this course you will be able to recognise plan and fly all of these shots to a professional level.

I have over 5 years experience flying drones for TV media and commercial clients. I am regarded as an expert in this field but I am always learning new ways to improve every day as tech gets better.

I am also a drone instructor and have trained over 1,000 students from beginner to advanced level and camera people in the use of drone cameras before they went to Antarctica and Rwanda.

This course consists of 40 lessons with over 6½ hours of content.

There are video case studies of drone footage I filmed for 6 TV Programs filmed in the UK show for six international broadcast clients.

These case studies are made up of 156 TV drone Clips I filmed on set with a total run time 112 minutes at 12 locations.

The TV shows were broadcast in the UK, Japan, German and Italy with my Sky Sports drone footage shown throughout Europe to an audience of over 150 Million.

I have dug into my archive and put together 200 clips of the 9 essential drone shots with a run time of over 200 minutes covering many different subjects and landscapes.

We take a dive deep into intelligent flight modes that are the most powerful two lessons on the course.

This will allow you to learn by watching real world examples you can then copy and replicate.

I will teach you to work smarter, better and give you clarity. This course will help you visualise and then bring that vision to life to make the most out off every flight and battery.

Take Cinematic Aerial Photo & Video w/ the DJI Mini 2 Drone

learn dynamic film theory that will make the most of your aerial photography

Created by Forge Productions - Creating clear, concise video lessons for the masses

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Students: 14, Price: $29.99

Students: 14, Price:  Paid

Learn how to master your DJI drone, start to finish.

We'll start by examining the body of the DJI Mini 2 (an update from the DJI Mavic Mini) and the Remote Controller (same one used on the Mavic Air), going over every single button. From there we will learn how to fly using the mobile touchscreen interface and pertinent menu settings. We'll learn how to properly expose your image, adjust its color temperature, set the resolution to 4K and the framerate to 30 per videography standards.

Then we will do a deep dive into various drone shots and aerial angles and analye what makes a shot truly cinematic. Bird's Eye View, Circling, Liftoff, Dronie, Rocket, Epic Grow and Reverse. I've even included a list of 34 different drone shots for you to learn. We'll learn how to master DJI's preprogrammed QuickShots. We'll ease any concerns you have about drone flying. Then we'll discuss filming on location versus having footage focused on a single subject. We'll even learn how to make the most of your static aerial tripod shots with tilts and pans.

Finally, we will learn how to color correct and export your drone footage so that it is seen in the highest possible quality. I've included a free custom DJI Mini 2 LUT to make the process even easier. You'll become a professional drone pilot in no time.

Time to take your aerial cinematography to the next level.