Workshop: Introduction to Drone Photography

Date(s) - 03/23/2024
Time(s) - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Atlanta Photography Group

Workshop: Introduction to Drone Photography

Drone Pilot and photographer Peter Essick will first give an extensive overview of everything you need to know to be a successful drone photographer. He will then go in the field and demonstrate the best practices for a fine art drone photographer. This shoot is open to anyone interested in buying a drone or to those who have a drone and want to increase their knowledge and ability.

Peter Essick has been using a drone in his photography practice since 2017. He will describe which drones are best for a fine art or editorial photographer, how to fly safely in various locations, as well as show examples of his work. He has produced a fine art series of drone photographs of construction sites in Atlanta as well as used the drone for editorial work.

Instructor’s Bio

Peter Essick is a photographer, editor, author, speaker, instructor, and drone pilot with 30 years of experience working for National Geographic Magazine. He specializes in nature and environmental themes. Named one of the forty most influential nature photographers in the world by Outdoor Photography Magazine UK, Essick has been influenced by many noted American landscape photographers from Carleton Watkins to Robert Adams. His goal is to make photographs that move beyond documentation to reveal in careful compositions the human impact of development as well as the enduring power of the land.

Essick is the author of three books of his photographs, The Ansel Adams Wilderness, Our Beautiful, Fragile World and Fernbank Forest. He has photographed stories for National Geographic on many environmental issues including climate change, high-tech trash, nuclear waste, and freshwater. After 30 years travelling the world as an editorial photographer, Essick decided to focus his work on a more personal documentation of the environmental and cultural changes in his hometown of Atlanta.

Essick’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Booth Western Art Museum and many other private collections. He is represented by Spalding Nix Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Workshop: Workshop: Introduction to Drone Photography
Instructor’s Name –  Peter Essick
Date(s) – Saturday, March 23, 2024
Location – In-Person: APG Gallery and Piedmont Park
Time(s) – 1-5pm ET
Workshop Fee – $60 Members/$80 Non-members
Minimum Enrollment – 2
Maximum Enrollment – 6

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