The words “drones” and “Nevada” might conjure up images of the myriad of Las Vegas-based drone conferences, of now-hard-to-get (due to FAA rules) aerial shots of the Las Vegas strip, or even that bizarre (and dangerous) airplane video.
But there’s another reason for drone pilots to head to Nevada — and this one is pretty darn great. The 2019 Lincoln County Photo Festival will host a drone workshop this year, and it will be led by yours truly, The Drone Girl.
The annual Lincoln County Photo Festival takes place this year on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 in Caliente, Nevada. It’s a huge event for professional photographers to participate in hands-on workshops at some of the most incredible locations Nevada has to offer. And it’s not just drones. Classes, which are held at unique high desert environments, delve into a variety of photography topics, including action/sports, sunset, night sky, wildlife, impressionist, travel, environmental portraiture, and photo editing. See the full schedule of events here.
General admission tickets, which include access to all workshops and festival events, are available now at early bird prices for just $85. After May 15, prices rise to $115. Register here.
All attendees start the weekend with a continental breakfast and orientation, and the days are capped with a dinner and time and space to edit some favorite shots from your time here.
The Lincoln County Photo Festival drone workshop will be held on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. The course mixes classroom time with practical application, so if you do come, come ready to fly your drone! You’ll learn not just how to improve your aerial photography and accompany editing skills, but you’ll also gain important knowledge on how to fly drones legally — and how to make money from your aerial photography work. And of course, you’ll fly in the gorgeous desert terrain of Caliente, Nevada.
The photo festival is supported by the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) and the Lincoln County Authority of Tourism (LCAT).
Not in Nevada? You can also catch Sally French, The Drone Girl, in Winnipeg, Canada on May 3 for the Western Drone Show.