When, Where, and
Who to Contact
ALL GROUP MEETINGS WILL BE AT THE CLUB
Meetings start at 7:30 pm
generally on Wednesdays
This activity is open only to members
Larry Lessard will lead
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023
For the upcoming 2022-2023 season, masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the club. We will continue to use the ceiling UVC lights for disinfecting after each use of the club as well as having the air purifying system on 24/7.
I am excited by the opportunity to start a new Drone Group at GLPA this year. The goal of the Drone Group is to integrate the interesting perspectives available with flight into our artwork. The Group is open to GLPA Members regardless of whether they currently have a drone. I am an FAA licensed commercial drone pilot and hope to promote safe use of drones by Club members. Drones offer unique vantage points for capturing images that often can’t feasibly be duplicated otherwise. We will meet at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of the month.
Affordable drones have smaller image sensors; more noise, less dynamic range; and shorter battery life than DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and we will discuss methods to compensate for each limitation. Remember, good photos are like real estate: Location, Location, Location. Your drone can give you the Location. We can share experiences and learn how to mitigate camera performance limitations and benefit from unique perspectives. The ability to change position and elevation remotely allows unique photos to be captured at any time of day.
My goal is to facilitate a core group of GLPA Members who can promote the safe and respectful use of drones and add to our photography fun. Meetings will be interactive with sharing of experience and opinions. The focus of meetings will vary month-to-month with anticipated topics including: FAA/PSA rules and regulations; image sharing and critique; locations and times to fly (or not fly); flight techniques; flight software; useful gear; and image processing. Drones are an evolving way to capture interesting landscape and action images and I hope we can learn from each other.
You may submit 1 or 2 drone images or 1 short video that you would like to discuss. Please submit these no later than the Sunday prior to the meeting. No submissions are required to attend the meetings. We will open with a discussion period followed by presentation of and comments on the member images. I hope we can share techniques, experiences, and fun stories. As a group, we will pick beneficial discussion topics for future meetings. Discussions will not always be lead by me. While I am licensed under Part 107, I consider this a cooperative endeavor. All members or guests can help each other learn.
Let’s also have some outings to fly and photograph together. Drone photography requires advanced planning and research. We can study some interesting spots for individual or group trips when the conditions are right.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions and suggestions. The group email is: drones@GreaterLynnPhoto.org.
All images copyright Larry Lessard.