Renowned Drone Photographer Elia Locardi Partners With DJI To Host Aerial Photography Workshop World Tour

Helping Photographers Master Drone Photography Both In The Field And In Post-Processing

NEW YORK, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ -- DJI, the world's leading maker of personal and professional drones, is partnering with internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer and videographer Elia Locardi to kick off the DJI Drone Photography Workshop world tour in Lisbon, Portugal in May 2017. Elia will take participants to some of the most beautiful and picturesque destinations in the world to experience this new and exciting photographic artform using DJI drones. 

In addition to learning how to master drone photography both in the field and in post-processing, the workshop will also include safe piloting techniques using DJI quadcopters. As the official sponsor, DJI will provide workshop participants with complimentary access and exclusive discounts to the latest drone and imaging technology.

"We are very excited about this program because it will allow more people to experience the joy of flight while discovering some of the hidden gems around the world," said Paul Moore, DJI's Creative Director. "Learning how to fly with DJI's aerial platforms has become much easier and intuitive, thanks to the on-board intelligence and safety features. Once users have mastered their flying skills, the natural progression is to perfect their camera work. The workshop is a great opportunity for participants to build on the fundamental techniques and open their eyes to a whole new world of creative possibilities."

The duration of each workshop is two and a half days, with the first one taking place in Lisbon, Portugal on May 19, followed by Menorca Island, Spain in June, Singapore in August, and U.S. and Switzerland in the latter half of 2017. Each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants, and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to sign up, please visit:

Location independent since 2012, Elia Locardi lives a mobile lifestyle. He has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with dozens of brands, countries, and tourism agencies around the world. His work has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine, CNET Australia, Fstoppers, and National Geographic.

Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography. His goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth, and emotion. Elia has built a following of close to 3 million people across his Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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About DJI

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative drone and camera technology for personal and professional use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI's global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.

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