TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Getting Started What are drones? Drone uses How you can use your drone Surveying the consumer drone market Choosing a drone set-up that fits your needs II. In The Know Anatomy of a drone Setting up your drone Controlling your drone How to practice flying Drone laws and drone safety Troubleshooting issues III. Up, Up and Away Understanding your drone's camera Lighting in drone photography and videography Composition in drone photography and videography Exposure in drone photography and videography How to pan properly How to steady your videos First Person View Ideas to get you started IV. Grounded Editing drone photographs Editing drone videos Sharing your drone content Maintaining your drone The future of drones Additional resources
Chase Guttman is an award-winning travel photographer and drone photography expert who has traveled to every U.S. state and over 50 countries. Guttman won Young Travel Photographer of the Year three times, an international competition judged by museum curators and magazine editors. He was also named a Top Travel Photographer by the New York Institute of Photography, a 3 Best Travel Photography Blogger by USA Today and a Rising Star by Instagram. He has lectured at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and B&H.
"Chase Guttman has just raised the bar for drone photography. His guide provides both a collection of arresting moments coupled with a how-to-guide for drone enthusiasts looking to dabble in the world of drone photography. If you are thinking of getting into drone photography, this is your book. If you are already into drone photography, this is still your book, as you'll quickly realize after a few pages that you can do a lot better." --Brett Velicovich, drone expert and CEO & Founder of Dronepire, Inc. "Very well written and easy to understand. A must have for any new drone operator...Not only did it cover the basics of flying a new drone, it takes you through a crash course in general photography. The imagery in the book is very beautiful, and awe inspiring for any new drone photographer." --Michael B. Rasmussen, winner of Dronestagram's 2016 International Drone Photography Contest, sponsored by National Geographic, in Nature & Wildlife