As a technology enthusiast and an aviation professional, I picked up flying drones as a hobby in June 2018 and have been hooked ever since. There were so many things I needed to learn and practice to get better at it. Safety, regulations, flying, photography, and the list goes on. This hobby can seem like a tedious, frustrating journey, so I want to share the resources, tricks and tips of what I’ve learned and what I’ve found to be the best options along the way.

Over the past year, I’ve purposefully practiced and looked for ways to become a better drone pilot and drone photographer, and little by little, I have. I started flying a DJI Phantom 3 Pro, and now I am flying a DJI Mavic 2 Pro and creating dozens of photography and videography content for a handful of friends on Instagram. Today, I am still documenting the journey in learning the best practices for a drone pilot.