Back to All Events

Drone Photography

  • SMU-in-Plano 5326 Tennyson Parkway Plano, TX, 75024 United States (map)


Laurie Rubin
Tony Corbell
Rob Hull

Tuition: $45


Let your photographic creativity soar with a flying tripod. Talk about changing your perspective! Now you can photograph from above, which opens up a whole new world of photographic possibilities.

The quality of drone cameras has climbed steadily and the prices have dropped over the last year. The financial barriers to entering this field of photography are now affordable for most budgets, (the lowest being the cost of a good lens). 

But operating a drone safely and effectively is not something to be taken lightly. There are federal regulations - you are operating what is called an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - and you are under regulations for flying safely, including registering your drone. Plus, if you want to sell your images or offer a service commercially, there is a new Part 107 that you need to apply for and pass that was recently announced by the FAA. 

Laurie Rubin has been flying for 4 years and has been speaking and helping others discover this exciting venue of taking photos from the air. You will better understand the benefits of aerial photography as she works through some of her own images using Lightroom and the Google Nik Collection to bring out the beauty of the landscape below us. She will also review basic safety tips and what you need to know before you take on this new venture. 

Host: Laurie Rubin

Join Corbell Photographic Workshops for this half-day seminar dedicated to Drones and Drone Photography. San Diego based Unmanned Aerial Imaging (UAI) expert Laurie Rubin is our topic expert and will be presenting at this seminar. Her passion for photography includes a career working in the education departments of software companies like Nik Software, Google+ Photos and Macphun. She is a DJI Visionary and Skypixel Expert. Several of her aerial images were selected for DJI's SkyPixel Perspectives Gallery which is currently traveling worldwide.

You’ve probably heard a lot about new FAA regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. New regulations were put into effect late last year and have caused a lot of confusion. 

You’ll learn what these rules are all about and what you need to do to fly your drone legally and, more importantly, safely. 

(Sand Art created by Diana Berti)

Earlier Event: October 5
Lightroom: Power User
Later Event: October 13
Call of the Wild