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Gear for Drones

Lesson 6 from: The Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Photography & Motion

Ian Shive

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Lesson Info

6. Gear for Drones

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Bootcamp Introduction

06:35
2

Storytelling with Stills and Motion Overview

14:35
3

Elements of a Well-told Story

22:12
4

Storytelling in Motion

34:19
5

Choosing the Best Gear for Your Outdoor Project

16:24
6

Gear for Drones

02:53
7

Gear for Motion

05:23
8

Inside Ian's Gear Bag

20:07
9

General Advice for Preparation

14:19
10

Virtual Scouting

03:54
11

Weather

10:17
12

Permits and Permission

03:09
13

Model and Property Releases

04:43
14

Health and Fitness

03:04
15

Checklist

03:20
16

Location Scouting Overview

15:18
17

Location Scouting in the North Cascades

15:24
18

Drone Introduction

14:59
19

Drone Safety

03:26
20

What Kind of Drone Should I Buy?

02:58
21

FAA Part 107 Test: How to Prepare

06:18
22

Telling a Story With a Drone

06:15
23

Drone Camera, Lenses and Movements

04:34
24

Selling Drone Footage

02:39
25

Why Does a Photographer Need Motion?

10:59
26

Establish the End User

06:35
27

Identify Your Audience

03:12
28

Build a Production Plan

05:28
29

Create the Story Structure

04:26
30

The Shooting Script

07:08
31

Production Quality

08:37
32

Composition for Stills

08:04
33

Composition for Stills: Landscape

08:15
34

Composition for Stills: Telephoto Lens

14:48
35

Composition for Stills: Macro Lens

07:50
36

Techniques for Capturing Motion in the Field

25:15
37

Lenses and Filters for Outdoor Photography

26:20
38

Capturing Landscapes - Part 1

28:12
39

Capturing Landscapes - Part 2

23:36
40

Capturing Movement in Stills

32:17
41

Shooting Water, Sky and Panorama

29:40
42

Understanding Stock

20:45
43

Editorial vs Commerical

03:57
44

Pricing Stock

05:40
45

Producing Stock

14:49
46

Shooting for Social Media vs Stock

11:37
47

Choosing an Agency

08:58
48

Assignments and Capturing Stock

13:49
49

Stock Photography Market

05:28
50

Create A Style Guide

05:30
51

Stock Shoot Analysis

21:29
52

Workflow for Selecting Final Stills

27:43
53

Initial Editing in Adobe Bridge

21:02
54

Reviewing and Selecting Motion Footage

11:02
55

Keeping Track of Your Story Ideas

22:40
56

Script and Story Structure Evolution

04:34
57

Editing to the Content

05:00
58

Music as a Character

05:41
59

Business Diversification

07:07
60

Business Strategy

04:57
61

Pillars of Revenue

17:09
62

Branding

06:36
63

Partnerships and Brand Strategy

05:12
64

Galleries and Fine Art

03:11
65

Budgeting

05:21
66

The Future of Photography

26:12
67

Q&A And Critique

1:09:39

Lesson Info

Gear for Drones

year for drones. You know, we talked a little about drones. Sky truly is the limit. There is so much extra stuff these days you can bring. But I recommend bringing extra of everything because unlike your camera, which you might drop it or you might break a lens is a very good chance you're gonna crash or something's gonna fly into it. Or any number of things that can go wrong. So I bring extra propellers. I have used them. I've had things where, you know, you just don't know. They just break sometimes because they hit at the wrong angle. Um, you know, we were filming out on open water. We landed on the front of a boat and the boat hit a wave just at the wrong time. Nothing. Potash. Catastrophic drone just tipped over, but the blade was still going, and it just snapped. Okay, fine. Put on another blade. So you want. Make sure you bring extra propellers blades for the top. I usually bring two sets of everything to a full sets of extra batteries. Charging one while another round is going.

Um, you know, peripheral replacement pieces like the gyroscope, the little rubber things, all that other stuff. Lifetimes that come with the drone. But you. If you don't have anything that's removable or breakable or dangles, you probably want to have a backup of, um, with the exception of the lens, because of cost IPhone wires, a lot of the drones, the D. G I drones that I use all connect to your IPhone or IPad via the normal USB to ah Teoh to device cable, that white one. Those things do break and they fray on the end is I'm sure everyone knows Bring one or two of those extra. I bring one, at least dedicated the drone and then one more offer my phone or even one more after that. So, um, having extras of those is good. I was always mentioned. Download an update. The APP gear includes the technology and the app pieces. Lens cleaners, of course. And then you might want a backpack. So if you're drones in a big pelican case and you're not gonna walk into the woods with that or walk across an island or whatever with that to your destination, where you gonna go so you might want a backpack just for the drone. When I'm using the drone and I have a backpack, I don't do anything else. I have drone days or drone hours or whatever it is I'm doing, and then I have still is in motion periods. But I never really. I rarely do both at the same time unless I'm working out of a very fixed location, and I can bring all of my stuff very comfortably and have it out there. The downside of having too much gear in one place is it's easy to get distracted. I find it takes away from the creativity and it opens up a lot of room for mistakes. And so I lost my camera because I was shooting stills, motion and a drone, and I was going between the three of them at that time, and I forgot that I had set my camera down, packed on my gear. I had set it down, and then that was the end of it. I got eaten by the ocean, Um, so you just want to be really careful about that and Ah, and you know, accidents happen. But, you know, that's what you can do

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monica4
 

Ian was an amazing instructor.; very fun, enthusiastic, encouraging, and comprehensive. I hope to be able to return as an audience member for another of his classes. It is a privilege and a gift to have access via Creative Live to such a wealth of expertise. Thank you!

Cindee Still
 

Ian Shive is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share. He has had a magical path that led to his success. He touches on so many aspects of making, selling and creating images as well as how to market them and make an income from your work. It is so much fun to be part of the studio audience. The Creative Live staff are always so warm and friendly and they feed you like your on a cruise ship! Wonderful experience.

Cindy
 

What a great class this has been. Thank you Ian Shive and Creative Live! Recently retired, I have set out to learn everything I can about photography and pursue this passion to capture the beauty in the outdoors. Creative Live has served as an amazing educational platform to help me learn everything from how to use my camera, the fundamental technicals, and learn about software and tools. This class brought it all together. At the end of this class my approach to photography and my images are different. Ian shares so much valuable knowledge that will change the way you go about taking a picture; from scouting a location, to thinking through the story and adding elements to an image to evoke an emotional response. My personal growth has been significant and I have changed to the way I approach creating an image from an Outdoor Landscape to an Outdoor Experience. Loved every minute of it, sad the class is over.

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