VII Interactive: Workshop. Aerial Drones for Documentary Photography

From: December 2, 2020 @ 00:00 EDT
To: December 7, 2020 @ 23:59 EDT
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Instructor: Tomas van Houtryve
Location: Online
Cost: $500 USD
Duration: 5 Hours
Class size: 14
Skill level: All levels

This four-part workshop is for any photographer who wants to integrate aerial drone imagery into their practice.

In the first session, Tomas van Houtryve will focus on the creative possibilities of aerial imaging. He will explain his inspiration and give behind-the-scenes insights about his World Press Photo award winning drone series, “Blue Sky Days.” Tomas will share his practical tips about using drones for still photography and filmmaking.

The second session will cover the security, privacy, and ethical issues of putting a camera in the air. Participants will learn best practices that foster respect for all the stakeholders of a drone flight.

During the third class, participants will learn to create flight plans for specific locations. Using airspace maps and researching local regulations, participants will plan their own missions.

During the final class, students will present their flight plans to the group and get feedback from Tomas.

Session 1

December 2, 2020

5:30pm-7:00pm CET
(90 mins)

Session 2

December 3, 2020

5:30pm-6:30pm CET
(60 mins)

Session 3

December 4, 2020

5:30pm-6:30pm CET
(60 mins)

Session 4

December 7, 2020

5:30pm-7:00pm CET
(90 mins)

About Tomas van Houtryve

Tomas van Houtryve is a photographer, conceptual artist, and author whose major works interweave investigative journalism, philosophy, and metaphor. Van Houtryve makes images using a wide range of processes, ranging from 19th-century wet plate collodion to Augmented Reality.

He has been creating imagery using aerial drones since 2013, and the resulting work has been displayed at the British Museum in London, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, the MoCP in Chicago and has been published by TIME, Le Monde Magazine, GEO, The Guardian Weekend Magazine and others.

A selection of Tomas’ awards include the Roger Pic Prize (2019), CENTER Producer’s Choice Award (2018), CatchLight / Pulitzer Fellowship (2017), Hasselblad Foundation Research and Development Award (2017), ICP Infinity Award (2015), World Press Photo, Second Prize (2015), Aaron Siskind Fellowship (2014), POY World Understanding Award (2012), POY Photographer of the Year (2010), Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents (2006), Visa pour l’Image Young Photographer Award (2006) and numerous others.

Tomas is a Member of the VII Agency since 2010. He currently lives in France.

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