Job of the future: Drone Photographer. Locardi embarks on worldwide tour with DJI

    If you’re wondering what we’re all going to do for work when the robots arrive, then creative job of the future, Drone Photographer, may be just be what you’re after.

    Internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer and videographer, Elia Locardi has impressed DJI so much, they’re partnering with him to kick off a global Drone Photography Workshop tour. He has a strong social game with close to 3 million people across his Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat profiles. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles.

    Cnet Australia has a great interview with Locardi from back in 2013 which gives a great insight into his talents and thinking, if you haven’t seen it, its well worth the 11 minutes.

    From May this year, Elia take participants to some of the most beautiful and picturesque destinations in the world to experience this new and exciting photographic artform using DJI drones. If you’re not familiar with his work, then check out the video below and you’ll quickly learn he’s great at what he does.

    In addition to learning how to master drone photography both in the field and in post-processing, the workshop will also include safe piloting techniques using DJI quadcopters. As the official sponsor, DJI will provide workshop participants with complimentary access and exclusive discounts to the latest drone and imaging technology.

    DJI’s Creative Director, Paul Moore said,

    “We are very excited about this program because it will allow more people to experience the joy of flight while discovering some of the hidden gems around the world.

    Learning how to fly with DJI’s aerial platforms has become much easier and intuitive, thanks to the on-board intelligence and safety features. Once users have mastered their flying skills, the natural progression is to perfect their camera work. The workshop is a great opportunity for participants to build on the fundamental techniques and open their eyes to a whole new world of creative possibilities.”

    The duration of each workshop is two and a half days, with the first one taking place in Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, followed by Menorca Island, Spain in June, Singapore in August, and U.S. and Switzerland in the latter half of 2017.

    Keep in mind, these aren’t designed for the weekend hobiest, these are serious, professional workshops designed for those who want to work in the industry. That means it’d be far easier to justify the price if you convince your boss to pay. For the 2 and a half day workshops, you’ll pay $1,495.00, which if you’re serious, will be less than the price of your drone and enable you to pickup skills that’ll allow you to charge thousands for your work, making a decent return on the investment.

    Each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants, and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

    If you’re interested, head over to sign up or get more info at

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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