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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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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Practical tips for public speaking – conferences & workshops

June 5th, 2020

This is part of a series aimed at passing on what I’ve learned to help others get started with public speaking – to then pass on their specialist knowledge to others. Particularly women, as most of the events I attend have 70-90% male speakers. Many conference organisers are actively looking for more women to ensure […]

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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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All agricultural conferences must now be in regional areas. No excuses!

February 9th, 2020

You think the ‘buy from the bush’ campaign is a good idea? Here’s an equally useful way to shift large amounts of money into the bush. Agricultural conferences have traditionally been run in capital cities for sound reasons. Because back when ag conferences started to crank up: Regional flights were less frequent and a lot […]

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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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Irrigation schemes in Australia

January 30th, 2020

Irrigation is vital in Australia; it’s the only way we can produce a lot of our food, due to our naturally erratic rainfall. And in dry years, it’s the only way a lot of livestock can be kept alive, or fattened. But it’s very frustrating to hear politicians and others yet again spruiking the idea […]

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Videoing the public (including at events) – legal & ethical issues

January 27th, 2020

As is often the case these days, laws have not kept up with rapidly evolving technology. In the case of videoing the public and uploading to social media accounts, generally accepted etiquette hasn’t kept up either.  In most circumstances it seems obvious to ask people close enough to feature in a film if they mind […]

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