Next events & office opening hours

April 12th, 2021

Some engagements are listed below while there’s others awaiting confirmation before being made public. (Of course due to Covid19, event arrangements are being altered by organisers as the situation changes.) You receive personal service as I have no staff. If I’m taking photographs for you or you’re attending a workshop, you have my undivided attention […]

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Drone Photography Masterclass – Tasmania

April 8th, 2021

Want to lift your drone images up to the next level? And take on great drone information in a fabulous venue, amongst an interesting and friendly like-minded group? 1. SUMMARY: On May 25 2021 I am running a full day drone photography workshop in Tasmania. Aerial photography workshops aren’t just rare in Australia, they are […]

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Tips for Australians travelling by air during Covid19

February 25th, 2021

Between late October-mid January I squeezed in 15 flights across 3 Australian states – mostly to run drone workshops.  My business relies on being able to travel so I’ve had to figure out a bit about flying during a pandemic! I’m sharing tips as many people find the prospect of flying during a pandemic daunting. […]

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How to pack drones and drone batteries for travel on a plane

January 9th, 2021

Consumer drones typically use lipo (lithium polymer) batteries, and they are unsafe if mishandled. A detailed ‘travelling with drones’ section is included in drone photography workshops. But I’ve written this summary re taking them onto aircraft because questions repeatedly arise online and there’s a lot of misinformation around. Doing the wrong thing could result in […]

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Drone workshops & training

January 9th, 2021

Interested in drones, but don’t know where to start, or how to tell drone fact from fiction? Or you have a drone but: You have unanswered questions You have problems with drone hardware or software Or you’d like more information so you become a better drone pilot, increase your business ROI, or you want to […]

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DJI drones – is a Crystal Sky screen worth buying?

December 5th, 2020

I’m quite often asked whether it’s worth buying a Crystal Sky drone screen for a DJI drone.  Screen visibility is very difficult in bright sunlight anywhere, and especially difficult in northern & inland Australia where the sunlight is so harsh, year-round. Screen hoods are clumsy and of limited effectiveness and most pilots cannot legally fly […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

October 7th, 2020

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy?’ Whether for: Entry or advanced level drone users Commercial or recreational purposes Photography or agricultural uses, or mapping Rural or urban use And many are asking online for opinions. Incomplete and inaccurate information is rife so I’ve written a comprehensive, independent summary. Traps to be […]

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Previous events – drones, photography, agtech workshops & conferences, commercial photography & farm tours

September 17th, 2020

This page lists some 2016-2018 trips away, which will give you some idea of events which may appear in future. There’s quite a range, around Australia and overseas, including: Running workshops (drones, photography, social media) Speaking at conferences (drones, agtech, agriculture, rural women) Commercial photography work Exhibitions, book launches, award presentations & ag tradeshows Research, […]

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Rural photography competitions can help foster a thriving rural photography scene – but most don’t

September 7th, 2020

After running rural drone or photography workshops I’m usually approached by at least one parent asking whether their daughter, who is really keen on photography, should pursue a career as a photographer. (And yes, virtually every time it has been daughter, not son.) If I say ‘yes go for it’ (as many other photographers do) […]

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Spray drones for precision agriculture & conservation land management

September 1st, 2020

It’s very easy as your career progresses to get so immersed in what you know that you forget that the knowledge isn’t actually widely known. And things that seem ridiculously obvious – aren’t, to other people. This train of thought was precipitated by the polarised responses to someone else’s LinkedIn post regarding a new spray […]

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