07.04.18 Workshop: Drone Photography with Johnny Miller


In conjunction with the ACP and UNSW Galleries' exhibition In Your Dreams, the ACP will deliver a new workshop introducing participants to the creative applications of drone and aerial photography. 

Led by international photographer Johnny Miller and ACP tutor Hugh Hamilton, this workshop will provide participants with an overview of what is required to operate and photograph using a drone.

In this one-day workshop participants will be introduced to the legal requirements of operating drones in Australia and what to consider when buying your own. Participants will receive practical tuition in the basics for operating drones, which will lead to a demo and discussion on the creative applications to aerial photography including angles, abstraction and framing.

This introductory workshop is designed for individuals that have a good-working knowledge of photography but are new to operating drones. 


Prerequisites and Requirements

  • No drone required but if you would like to bring your own you can
  • Camera Craft 1, or relevant experience.
  • This course requires no previous experience with drones 
  • Note book and pen
  • Smart phone fully charged with DJI GO 4 app installed - AppleAndroid
  • Battery pack for phone (if available)



Board Room
Building 22
National Art School
Forbes St & Burton St
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

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Includes an offsite location shoot at Long Reef Headland, Collaroy


Workshop Partner


About Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller is a photographer and filmmaker specialising in documentary projects. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has extensive networks and knowledge of contemporary African and world issues. His focus is on the urban, cultural, and social issues facing humanity in a fast-changing world. He has received worldwide acclaim for his project “ Unequal Scenes”, an aerial exploration of inequality. He has had his work featured in BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times (ZA), and many more publications. 

About Hugh Hamilton
Sydney / Los Angeles photographer and ACP tutor Hugh Hamilton was one of the earliest adopters of digital capture in Australia and he also made an early transition in adding video capture to his skills base. Hugh undertakes both still and video assignments for clients including Google, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Sydney Writers Festival, SMH, The New York Times, NPR and many others. 


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Johnny Miller's participation in this program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Embassy of the United States of America. 


Johnny Miller, Bloubosrand Kya Sands, 2016. From the series Unequal Scenes, 2016-2017. Courtesy and © the artist.