Hello! My name is Dirk Dallas and I live in Southern California with my wife/best friend and three daughters (check out our drone baby announcement).

I’m a designer, photographer and professor of digital media with over 300,000 followers on social media.

I love to chase light and when I am not creating, you can find me either exploring new beaches with my family, stepping on Legos or flying toy helicopters with my oldest daughters :)

My primary goal for starting this website is to share everything I am learning about this new and exciting field and to inspire you and help make you a better visual storyteller

To keep up with me you can find me on Instagram, Twitter or subscribe to my newsletter!

A little background

I have been flying various electric helicopters and RC airplanes for over 10 years but when the time came to buy a drone in 2013 I wasn’t sure where to start.

After spending several weeks researching answers to all my questions I finally ended up getting a DJI Phantom Quadcopter, and now I am absolutely obsessed with aerial photography (check out some of my favorite drone photos in the drone gallery here)!

I want this to be the website that I wish I would have found when I was getting started


My primary goal with the From Where I Drone blog is to create a helpful resource for those who are interested in getting started with aerial photography/cinematography and for this to be a space to find inspiring drone imagery and learn from leaders in this new movement.

Some of the resources you’ll be able to find on this website include:

Dirk Dallas, drone, photography @dirka

Each week I’ll add new content to the blog, so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter or follow From Where I Drone on Facebook or Twitter to be informed of new posts.

In closing, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about drones or aerial imaging and I will try my best to help you out!

You can drop me a line via my contact form or shoot me a direct email: dirk “@” fromwhereidrone.com

Thanks again for checking out this site, I’m glad to have you on-board! #fromwhereidrone


Do you do speaking engagements or workshops?

Yes! I am available for speaking engagements and workshops. I have led various events over the last few years and have had a blast and received very encouraging feedback!

If you’re interested in me coming out to your event then please contact me via email (dirk “@” fromwhereidrone.com) with the name of your event, the dates of the event, a link to your event page and how many attendees you expect.



Why the name From Where I Drone?

From Where I Drone started off as a joke.

One day last year I posted one of my drone photos with the first ever use of the hashtag #fromwhereidrone because I thought it would be a funny play off of the super popular #fromwhereistand hashtag.

I then started using it on every drone photo I posted and each time people seemed to think it was funny.

Then one day several months later I decided to click on the tag and I saw over 500 drone photos using it as well and I was blown away!

I thought that was super awesome so I then decided to start the From Where I Drone Instagram account so I could have a place to feature everyone’s amazing drone imagery and now the rest is history :)


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  1. Im a radio talk show host in BOSTON. We are at radio station http://www.wtag.com. We are part of the largest radio group in the world, iHeartMedia.

    I want to interview you TODAY at 3 pm EASTERN TIME…THURSDAY about drones.

    Are you available?

    JOHN DIPIETRO 508 397 2974

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