Drone Photo and Video Production

WTEC-016 Drone Photo and Video Production

Hours: 18
Fee: $995

Program Description

One of the first and most popular uses for drones is capturing aerial photos and videos. Until recently, this could only be done with an airplane or helicopter at a substantially higher cost. In recent years, the combination of drone, gimbal and camera technology has advanced significantly, allowing drone operators to capture high quality aerial images.

Capturing Outstanding Aerial Imagery

This 18-hour course builds upon what students have learned in the SkyOp introductory and hands-on drone flight training courses. It is designed for students who want to capture and edit aerial imagery for commercial purposes. In it, students will learn best practices for capturing aerial imagery with a drone and be introduced to basic post-processing techniques using industry-leading Adobe software. This course will walk students through the steps involved in this process from image capture to image delivery. Some of the steps the course will cover include:

  • How to construct the best shot while the drone is in the air.
  • How to adjust to weather conditions.
  • How to store photos and videos, and which file types to use.
  • How to use the Adobe Creative Cloud suite in post-processing. Students will receive an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and create professional photos and videos. They will learn how to add narration and music without infringing on copyrights. Note that students need to have access to the current versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro so they can work on the class activities.

At the completion of the course instruction, students will be able to create their own video utilizing stock footage provided by SkyOp. This course will prepare students to pursue more in-depth Adobe Creative Cloud courses and advanced aerial imaging platforms and cameras.

Program Details

Section D33

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Dates: April 26 to May 7, 2021
Times: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Students taking this class must have access to the Adobe Creative Suite.

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor


For more information or to become waitlisted please contact the Workforce Development Center at workforcetraining@stcc.edu.