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Phoenix Marriott Mesa

200 North Centennial Way

Mesa, AZ 85201

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Interested in Drone Photography?

DJI Aerial Photography Academy will teach valuable skills and industry secrets to attendees who wish to create top quality, compelling, marketable aerial photographs using small drones. Expert instructors Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington come from DJI global headquarters to share their expertise during an intensive & fun six-hour classroom presentation. This class is for you if:

  • You are a drone enthusiast looking to create the highest quality aerial photographs, and explore an additional source of income.

  • You are a still photographer who wants to add aerial photography to your professional offerings.

  • You are a realtor, inspector, contractor, emergency responder, artist, insurance adjuster, rancher, developer, or surveyor... wanting to make your job more efficient.

  • You are confused by the rules, the equipment, costs, the procedures of drone operation.

You are guaranteed to walk away with a high level of proficiency that will accelerate your drone photography skills by months or years. You will also gain insight; where to find drone job listings and how to best apply drones to your existing set of skills.

To wrap up the day, we will spend an hour processing aerial images with Adobe Lightroom Classic. For the best educational experience, please consider downloading the free 7-day trial to your laptop and becoming familiar with this easy-to-use photo processing software.

For a current class syllabus and more information, visit www.DJIPhotoAcademy.com!


Are minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered.

What room is the class held in at the Hotel?

Arizona Ballroom. Link to hotel HERE.

What can I bring to the event?

We will present you a 64-page class workbook upon arrival. There is space for personal note-taking in the book. We encourage you to bring a laptop computer or tablet so you can follow along post-processing in using Adobe Lightroom. (Tablets are not guaranteed to have the full functionality of Adobe Lightroom.) Sample photos will be provided prior, or at the event. No electricity or wireless hotspot will be guaranteed, but we do our best to have power strips at each table. The room will be set up classroom style with tables and chairs. You may bring your day-pack and store it next to you under the table.

May I contact the instructors with any questions?

Absolutely! Email is best at randy-stacy@djiphotoacademy.com

What's the refund policy?

You may apply for a full refund up to 72 hours (3 full days) before the start of the event. If you are unable to make it because of a last-minute conflict, you are invited to either transfer your ticket to a friend, or attend another of our scheduled classes in the future.

What about a lunch break?

There will be one full hour lunch break. There is typically at least one restaurant at the hotels we book, and additional restaurants nearby. Or, bring your lunch (there is a no-outside-food policy inside of banquet rooms).

Should I bring a drone?

We will not be flying at this event. We will focus our attention on drone photography methods, techniques, processing methods and business skills.

What should I wear?

Comfort clothing! Maybe a jacket in case the room gets chilly.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: DJI, Adobe Systems, Drone Deploy, Multicopter Warehouse, Remote Pilot 101, GoProfessional Cases, The Drone Flight School, Macphun Software, and Triple Scoop Music. We use their products and services passionately.

For additional information, visit www.DJIPhotoAcademy.com.

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