Reaching New Heights as a UAV Photographer


Photo courtesy University of Penn Medical System / Propellerheads Aerial PhotographyUnmanned Aerial Vehicles or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (commonly referred to as drones) let you capture stunning images from previously impossible elevations and angles. From documenting disasters to celebrating weddings, they literally change how we see the world. But these exciting tools also come with complex technical, legal and safety issues, not to mention a nearly vertical learning curve.

Developed specifically for professional still & motion photographers by UAV builder, pilot and photographer Parker Gyokeres, this integrated series of four 60-minute interactive online classes covers how to purchase, configure, control and safely operate the right UAV device for your needs.

Watch the Free Introductory Course:
Is UAV Photography Right for You?


download recording as MP4 file (freely available, 344 MB file)

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About the Speaker

ParkerGyokeresParker Gyokeres
UAV Pilot, Builder & Photographer

Parker Gyokeres of Propellerheads Aerial Photography is an award winning U.S. Air Force photojournalist with 22 years of worldwide expeditionary experience, including three deployments to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He is represented by Legion Photo. As a remote control pilot and custom UAV builder, he has ten years experience with the design, construction and operation of both multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. An advocate and educator on the safe and responsible use of small UAVs for aerial photography, he serves on the board of directors for the Professional Society of Drone Journalists.


Gyokeres has been featured as a spokesman for commercial S-UAS safety by CNN, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Scripps News Service and others.


MickeyOsterreicherSpecial Guest Presenter
Mickey Osterreicher
General Counsel, NPPA

Mickey Osterreicher is the general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association. A staunch defender of First Amendment rights for all photographers, he has taken a leading role in a multi-association effort to get the FAA to permit the use of drones for newsgathering.

An award-winning photojournalist with almost 40 years of experience, he was awarded his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Buffalo in 1998.

Mickey’s photographic work has appeared in such publications as theNew York Times, Newsweek and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ESPN.