Course Description

Capture amazing pictures from the sky

"POWER UP YOUR CAREER" ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES—free with course registration


Learn the basics of capturing stunning images from above using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Topics include familiarization with various aerial imaging systems and components, UAS imaging settings, basic photography and videography skills, as well as basic UAS flight planning and safe flight operations. Students will become familiar with and receive individual hands-on flight time with a variety of aircraft systems, such as the DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Inspire I, and DJI Matrice 200 series.

Course Outline

  • Course Welcome and Introductions
  • Safety Overview
  • Flight Planning
  • Camera Basics
    • Settings
    • Shutter speed, ISO, Aperture
    • Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Focus Assist and Focus Peaking
    • Image Format
  • Advanced Options
    • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    • High Dynamic Range
    • ND Filters
  • Photography Skills Overview
    • Rule of Thirds
    • Reflections
    • Golden Hour
    • Leading Lines
  • Flight One: Still Imaging
  • Video Basics
    • Settings
    • Video Size
    • Video Format
    • NTSC/PAL
    • White Balance
    • Style
  • Video Skills Overview
    • Two Axes of Movement
    • Strafe
    • Orbit
    • Fly-through
    • Parallax
  • Flight Two: Video Imaging
  • Post-processing Overview


Professional Drone Pilot Training programs are conducted by FAA-licensed unmanned aircraft pilots from Adam Ringle Consulting (ARC), a Delaware-based industry leader in UAS training. In cases of inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled.


Note: If you do not have an FAA Part 107 remote pilot certificate, please consider registering for our Professional Drone Pilot: Ground School and FAA Part 107 Test Prep along with this course. While enrolling in this class does not require an FAA Part 107 remote pilot certificate, all of our flight training beyond this course will require this certification.

This program is open to any participant age 18 years or older. 

All of our drone pilot training courses can be conducted on-site at your place of business. In addition, we can create a customized drone training program based on your needs. For more information or to request a proposal for on-site training, please contact us via the form below.

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