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
these meetings:

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
No January or February meetings
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2024
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Chairman:
Larry Lessard

Questions regarding the
Drone Group:
drones
@greaterlynnphoto.org

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COVID PROTOCOLS

For the upcoming 2023-2024 season, 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.

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Drones Photo and Video Group

Larry Lessard, Group Leader

(available to members only)

 

I am looking forward to the second year of Drone Group at GLPA. 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. 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 third Wednesday of the month during October, November, March and April.

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 up to 5 drone images or up to 3 short videos 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. 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.

Thank you,

Larry Lessard



All images copyright Larry Lessard.