Date to be decided
£450pp - Deposit of £125.00pp
8 hours tuition over 2 days
Up to three beautiful 'drone optimised' location shoots
Introduction to drone flying briefing
Drone safety briefing
Location planning tutorial
Transport between locations
1-2-1 Drone tuition
Whether you are a new drone owner or an experienced pilot looking for photographic advice, our 1-2-1 Drone tuition days could be for you.
Drones are becoming increasingly popular among photographers, and for good reason. In the crowded world of landscape photography, aerial images open up an entirely new world of fresh new viewpoints. But a drone is far more than a camera in the air, and flying one requires a level of responsibility, safety awareness and understanding of regulations far greater than a regular camera would require.
Our 1-2-1 Drone tuition days are designed to give you an introduction to the world of drones, and cover the essentials that you need to know to prepare yourself for this fantastic hobby. In order to fly on the 1-2-1 day, you will need to possess your own drone, and it will most likely need to be registered with the CAA*. If you are considering purchasing a drone but want to see what's involved before you make the jump, you can still book up a 1-2-1 day. Unfortunately, CAA regulations prohibit you from flying Adam's drone, but you can experience flights up close while receiving guidance and advice. You could even instruct Adam to set up a composition for you, and then take some aerial pictures home for yourself!
In order to maximise the best opportunities for photography, while ensuring that you have chance to recharge your drone batteries, a 1-2-1 Drone tuition day will be split over two days**. We will meet up in the afternoon of the first day at a café for an introductory briefing to ensure you are aware of the regulations, and safety aspects of flying your drone. Afterwards we will head out to one or two beautiful locations for the reminder of the day where you can fly your drone and capture photographs with Adam's guidance and support. After sunset, you can return to your accommodation, giving you opportunity to recharge the drone batteries before meeting up the next morning for sunrise.
With fully charged batteries we will head out early to another stunning location so you can fly and capture aerial images hopefully bathed in gorgeous morning light. After returning again to your accomodation for breakfast, we will end the 1-2-1 session with a flight planning tutorial, where Adam will demonstrate his approach to finding and planning locations to shoot. Throughout a demo flight planning exercise Adam will provide advice on where you can and cannot fly your drone, relevant apps to download and websites to check, how to evaluate risks, weather considerations, and how to check NOTAM's (Notice to Airmen).
By the end of the 1-2-1 you will hopefully come away with the confidence, knowledge and skills to plan your own flights, and if the weather is kind, a memory card full of beautiful aerial images.
1-2-1 drone days will take place in either Devon, Cornwall or Somerset. After booking, Adam will discuss location options with you, and once a location has been chosen can provide suggestions for accommodation. These courses are specifically designed for use with DJI Mavic series drones.
* All drones above 250g in weight to be flown within the UK now need to be registered. Before tuition commences, if required, Adam will telephone you to discuss what you need to do in order to register your drone before the 1-2-1 day.
** Alternatively half day sessions can be offered for £295. If you would like a half day Drone 1-2-1 please contact Adam to discuss your requirements.
What to Bring
In order to make the most out of a 1-2-1 Drone Tuition Day, we recommend that as well as your DJI Mavic series drone you bring at least two fully charged batteries.
"I must confess as someone who is naturally quite shy, I was a little apprehensive about going out for a whole day 1-2-1 with someone I didn't know. Within minutes of meeting up with Adam, he had put me at ease and I was completely relaxed and looking forward to the day ahead. We had a full itinerary of locations near my home, which at the end of the day even when I knew them I was able to look at with a fresh and more critical eye. Having got a drone for Christmas and having only a vague understanding of how to use it, Adam quickly got me up to speed with all the flight and camera controls. We were both surprised at how capable my drone was, and as a result it was not long before I was literally flying it off a cliff across open water to take pictures looking back at the shore. I am now much more confident using my drone and am really looking forward to exploring new and old locations to use it and see things with a completely different perspective. Do not think twice about booking a workshop with Adam, you will not regret it."
"Excellent drone tutorial with Adam Burton. Covered not just how to fly the drone safely and efficiently, but also how to use the camera on board (Mavic 2). Really great tuition that left me able to take control and start to think about composition - highly recommended."
"Thank you so much for yesterday, it was awesome to get the drone up and I would not have been nearly so confident or competent trying it on my own."