Drones have smooth point-of-interest, follow-me, and tripod modes with a 20-megapixel, one-inch sensor for detailed photos and 4K video (two Phantom 4 Pros for backup and extra batteries). Another 21-megapixel drone (Anafi) is unobtrusively super quiet and not noticed by people at events. Pilot is FAA Part 107 certificated. Complementing is a 4K 30-magapixel professional camera (Canon 5D4) with zoom lenses, or an actioncam on a flowing gimbal stabilizer, or a 360 camera — or yet another DSLR camera for coverage with timed editing and picture-in-picture. Methods employ external and lavalier mics, flash modifiers, motorized pan and fluid-head tripods, and live broadcast to social media.
Processing is done with Final Cut Pro effects and Luminar and Pixelmator corrections. Current training and applications for Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, etc. Background includes M.A. degree in Communications, newspaper, corporate and military photography and writing. Journalism training looks for human-interest photos that “tell a story.” But not much inclination for contests where award winners seem rather mediocre. The news media have used my drone photo/video files shared on events.