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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The Rural Drone Academy

August 15th, 2020

The information sessions I run are unique and if you are interested in drones, then the workshops I run are of use to you. Rural Drone Academy training is designed to: Inform – and build confidence Inspire –  and make action easy Take your drone operation to the next level Suitable for: Two age groups: […]

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DJI drones – is a Crystal Sky screen worth buying?

August 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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Looking for information on drones on farms or cattle stations?

July 7th, 2020

I’m receiving increasing enquiries from regional Australians seeking information on drones, particularly for use on farms or cattle stations. It’s fantastic to see the rising interest and the determination to seek out reliable information! Unfortunately there’s not enough spare time or resources in my business to provide one-on-one consultations and too many valuable aspects are […]

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Unique Drone Photography Workshop

July 7th, 2020

Escape to the outback for Australia’s only 2 day drone photography workshop this year! 25 – 26 July 2020 Quilpie, South West Queensland (on the way to Birdsville and Lake Eyre, but eastern access to Quilpie is via a good bitumen road) Optional catering available – country-style cooking plus a memorable camp oven dinner under […]

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What is the best drone for beginners?

June 8th, 2020

I’m often asked two slightly different questions by drone buyers: What is the best drone for beginners to learn to fly? What is the best drone for a particular purpose? (Commercial or recreational  – eg common farming uses, mapping, photography or travel recording.) If you want to upgrade or buy just one drone to suit […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

May 17th, 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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How to set up a drone business

March 21st, 2020

A while ago I read a post on how to start a drone business. It was advice on how to start a drone photography business but many of the same principles apply to all small businesses.  EG, the importance of finding your niche and focusing on it.  Become an expert in your field. Ideally, build […]

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How to judge & how to enter rural photography awards & competitions

February 2nd, 2020

Photography competitions can be incredibly useful in rural and regional areas. The multiple potential benefits range from encouraging existing talent to inspiring new photographers, to educating re agricultural industries and promoting the uptake of new methods and best-practice, improved environmental management, heritage protection plus tourism and event attendance. I enjoy judging photography competitions as much […]

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