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) and son.
I’m a FAA Part 107 drone pilot, 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 & drones 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 using your drone
To keep up with me you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, subscribe to my newsletter or check out my other website about the intersection of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and creativity over at CreativeFuture.co.
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:
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.
Thanks again for checking out this site, I’m glad to have you on-board! #fromwhereidrone
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Please feel free to shoot me a message via my contact form with a link to your product/service and I’ll send over my media kit to you.
Yes! I am available for speaking engagements and workshops. I have led various events over the last few years which have been a blast and I have received very positive feedback!
If you’re interested in me coming out to your event then please contact me via my contact form with the name of your event, the dates of the event, a link to your event page and how many attendees you expect.
“From Where I Drone” actually started off as a joke ;)
One day in 2015 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 also think it was kinda funny.
Then several months later I decided to actually click on the tag and I was blown away to discover that over 500 drone photos were tagged with it as well! This was really cool because a simple hashtag allowed me to find other like-minded drone pilots that have since inspired me and have now become friends.
Today the #fromwhereidrone hashtag has over 700,000 tagged pieces of imagery posted to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
From there I started the account @fromwhereidrone so I could highlight all the amazing work that people were creating with drones. Soon after that I launched FromWhereIDrone.com so that I could have a resource for people to learn more about drones and for drone pilots to learn tips and tricks for capturing better aerial photos and videos. Now the rest is history!
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