My CreativeLive Drone Courses

Dirk Dallas CreativeLive Drone Courses

I had the honor of recording some drones classes with the CreativeLive online education platform. Check them out below!


1) CreativeLive – Beginner Drone Photography Course with Dirk Dallas

This is the perfect course for beginners


My CreativeLive Beginner Drone Course explains how to get more comfortable flying a drone, maneuvers to practice that will improve your skills, how to multitask flying your drone and capture what you see through your camera, drone settings, techniques, and resources to help you become a comfortable drone pilot.

I also do some post-processing techniques, including importing images & footage into Adobe Lightroom & Premiere where I show some tips on color correction/color grading.

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  • Confidently fly a drone
  • Understand basic legal requirements
  • Execute simple to intermediate drone maneuvers
  • Adjust settings for aerial photography
  • Simultaneously adjust the drone and the camera
  • Use drones to capture a variety of still and video perspectives
  • Edit aerial photography and aerial videography



2) CreativeLive – How to Choose Your First Drone with Dirk Dallas 

Learn Which Drone Is Right For You (free course)

Dirk Dallas CreativeLive Course How to Chose a Drone

My CreativeLive How to Chose a Drone Course offers answers to the following: Have you wanted to get into drone photography and videography but have yet to purchase a drone? Do you get overwhelmed by the many different types of drones available for photography and videography?

Choosing the right drone for you shouldn’t be the hardest part, don’t waste your time by stressing about the types of drones, instead spend your time learning to fly and capture that amazing footage and imagery. As the founder of From Where I Drone and FAA licensed drone pilot, I will walk you through three different types of drones and which one will best fit your needs.

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In this short class you’ll learn:
  • The differences between the DJI Mavic Air, DJI Mavic Pro, and DJI Phantom Pro
  • Which drone is best for the type of images and footage you want to capture
  • How to set up your drone so it’s prepared to fly
  • The different components of each drone including the props and gimbal
  • How to properly attach the props
  • What each of the buttons and inputs on each drone do
Who this class is for:
  • Any user new to drones
  • Photographers looking to expand to aerial photography
  • Videographers eager to add a new angle with drones
  • Drone newbies that want to figure out which drone to get

Don’t let the drone market confuse you into choosing a drone that might not be the best one for you. Don’t waste your time, learn from this quick class which drone is right for you so you can get out there and start flying! 


PolarPro Presents: F O C U S | Dirk Dallas – (Plus MAVIC 2 GIVEAWAY)

I’m super excited to finally share this short film I created in collaboration with Polar Pro. It’s a film about why I started the drone account @fromwhereidrone and this website as well as why I love aerial photography and creating just in general. To me creating is about connection.

Special thanks to my bud @philipleclerc for the amazing cinematography and edit.


DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone & PolarPro Cinema Series 6-Pack filters!

Ultimate Drone Giveaway | PolarPro x FromWhereIDrone


PolarPro’s original 12-part documentary series follows renowned content creators around the globe as they journey to pursue the perfect image. Told from the eye of the storyteller, follow these extraordinary artists as they travel the world, uniting exploration, photography and nature.

The Year’s Top 30 Drone Photos


In 2017 there were over 400,000 photos tagged with #fromwhereidrone on social media and I am excited to share that this year there are now over 900,000 photos!

In honor of this huge milestone, I’ve compiled the top 30 most beautiful, dynamic, creative and engaging drone photos of 2018 from the #fromwhereidrone community.

This list came about based on several engagement and community factors for photos that were posted to the @fromwhereidrone social channels, like how much a photo was liked, commented on, bookmarked and shared by others on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I did this using stat information websites Iconosquare & Socialbakers.

Thanks to these amazing drone photographers and the thousands of others on Instagram that use the #fromwhereidrone hashtag every day to share their drone work and inspire us all to new heights!

Quick note, I specifically linked to the drone pilot’s Instagram handle so that you can easily follow them and check out their entire profile. So please take advantage of that and show them some love! :)

I can’t wait to see what you all create in 2019! So don’t forget to tag your work with #fromwhereidrone!

1 – typoland


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2 – @luxuryyachtfilms


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3 – @antoinejans


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4 – @jarradseng


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5 – @zekedrone


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Printing Tips: How to Convert Your Drone Photos to Printable Files

This is a special guest post done in collaboration with Kara Murphy, known as @karaemurphy online.

tips for printing your drone photos for the best quality


The Holiday season is upon us. If you’ve learned how to create extraordinary drone photos, and consistently receive encouraging feedback, a print of your work is a stellar idea for a unique gift.

More people are taking to online platforms and setting up their own print shops to capitalize on peak consumer demand. If you’re interested in transforming a digital image into a tangible product, read on.

I picked up a drone for the very first time in June 2014 and was instantly hooked. The ability to capture a unique aerial perspective opened up a whole new realm of creative expression that continues to energize me to no end.

While I was moderately successful as a photographer and landed a few high-profile gigs working for major music festivals, no one had ever asked to buy an actual print of my work. As a result, I became accustomed to preparing photos for online outlets.

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2018 Christmas Holiday Drone Guide – 50 Gift Ideas (Updated!)


With Christmas right around the corner I thought I would share some drone gift ideas for drone pilots or for that drone obsessed friend or family member that you may be shopping for. Below you’ll find a wide list of drone gift ideas that work for any budget and that can work for a variety of ages. Feel free to message me if you have any questions about any of the suggestions below! Read More