September 24th, 2018
Newton Senior Center
Take your Photography to New Heights - Aerial Photography with Drones
Drones have become more available and affordable than ever, so there’s no reason to put off adding aerial photography into your photographic toolbox. Flying a drone camera can give new life to stale subjects by showing the world from a bird’s eye view. As an FAA-certified commercial drone pilot, I will teach you what you need to know about choosing the right quadcopter for your photography and videography needs, the basics of how to operate and fly a drone safely and legally, and the specific considerations surrounding the making of images and moving pictures from the air.
Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460
Enter by the back door. Take steps (or elevator) up to the main floor and turn left. The meeting room is on the left. Parking is on streets around Newton Senior Center.
Paul Nguyen Bio
Professional Photographer Paul Nguyen is a native of Massachusetts with over 28 years of experience in film and digital photography. He currently specializes in digital photography of natural landscapes and wildlife from New England and around the world. In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, AZ. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston. His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications. His outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.
As an independent photographer, his travels have taken him as far as New Zealand, Asia, Iceland, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and coast to coast within North America. He turns his captured images into fine art pieces that will beautify any living or work space. He employs many advanced techniques to create his art, including extreme long exposures, low-light and night photography, and “light painting."
Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA. He can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year. Paul is a favorite lecturer & judge of local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016. He offers local and destination photography workshops through his business, BlueHour Photo Ventures, as well as private one-on-one instruction.