DJI Phantom 4 Part 1: Unboxing

I recently got the new DJI Phantom 4 drone and I have to say it’s pretty amazing! If you’re curious to learn more about it then check out this unboxing video I recently completed for Adorama TV. In it I talk about some of the features that make it different from the DJI Phantom 3 and I show you what comes inside the box.

Be sure to stay tuned for Part 2 which is coming next week where I take it for a flight and walk you through the intelligent flight modes like Sense and Avoid, ActiveTrack & TapFly, which I have to say are seriously impressive. If you have any questions or specific things you want me to talk about in Part 2 be sure to let me know in the comments below!

How to use the Adobe Lightroom Map module with your drone photos

In this quick tutorial I walk you through how I use the Map module inside Adobe Lightroom to:
• Check the altitude of my drone photos
• Access the GPS coordinates of an image
• Remove location data from EXIF data when exporting
• Sort and manage images based on location information

If this video was helpful to you please leave a comment, subscribe or give it a like on YouTube! Thanks for watching!


Through the Lens: Dirk Dallas Video Interview

Hey all, I was recently interviewed by the team over at Adorama for their inspiring video series “Through the Lens”. If you have a few minutes you can hear a bit more about my photography story and how I got started in drone photography as well as how the hashtag #fromwhereidrone, the Instagram account @fromwhereidrone and this From Where I Drone website got started.

…And if you like it I would be super grateful if you could give it a thumbs up on the YouTube! Thanks so much!

Making creative edits with Adobe Lightroom’s Graduated Filter & Radial Filter

In this video I show you how I use Adobe Lightroom’s Graduated filter and Radial filter to not just darken the sky or lighten the foreground, but also to bring out certain colors in a creative way. I hope it is helpful to you!

Topics covered:
• Making just the sky darker
• Making just the foreground brighter
• Quick way to straighten a photo
• Adding color to certain parts of a photo

Download Adobe Lightroom here.

If you don’t have Lightroom you can still achieve the first effect by downloading an app on the app store called Vignettr.

Download my FREE Adobe Lightroom Presets that were mentioned in the video by signing up for my newsletter here or via the sign up box below.


How to Find Awesome Drone Photography Locations

How to find awesome photography locations

These days the best aerial photographers are the ones who are posting photos of familiar locations from never before seen angles, as well as photos from completely new locations that have been hard to reach before we had drones.

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a new angle and location to shoot at and share with the world. But if you’re like me you also don’t have time to travel all around, flying your drone in a bunch of random spots, taking a chance on a location being a bust. So I wanted to share with you a tool that I love that will help you find awesome drone photography locations. Read More