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Saturday, March 7

5:00pm EST

Helicopter Mom: Drone Photography with Children
Limited Capacity full

Put your big camera down and take flight! Elevate your photography to new heights and learn to capture childhood from a completely new perspective! Join Melissa for a drone childhood photo session, where you will strengthen your storytelling skills and find exciting ways to bring childhood moments to life from above. While the drone may alter visual perspectives, fundamental photographic elements (such as composition, color, movement, light and storytelling) still apply to your work. Melissa will teach you how to both diligently plan for these components & incorporate childhood play around them, so you can create the strongest images possible. Join Melissa at Piedmont Park, where she will demonstrate basic drone flight skills, camera functionality and settings options. Two school aged children will be modeling and the class will be demonstration only. Time will be allocated at the end of class for instructor to assist participants with drone flight and shooting techniques. No prior drone experience necessary.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to effectively scout for a drone shoot from anywhere, using a variety of applications
- Learn how weather, light, and time of day can both effect and enhance drone photography
- Learn techniques to vary your perspectives and enhance your compositions with drone photography

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Melissa Haugen

Melissa is based in Roseville, California. She lives on her little piece of country in the middle of the city and spends her days chasing after three wild kids, some chickens and a dog, alongside her husband of 16 years. She is a natural light photographer, who loves photographing... Read More →


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