Drone Photo and Video Classes Offer High-Flying Lessons

For those interested in learning how to use a drone as an aerial platform for photography and videography, Peninsula School of Art is offering two summer workshops taught by Madison-based photographer Michael “Mickey” Kienitz.

One of the first widespread applications of drone technology has been capturing the world in pictures and video from above. And one of the first to master the technology to capture stunning visuals – whether of Wisconsin cranberry bogs or glacial caves in Iceland – was Kienitz.

“Each of the workshops will provide classroom and actual flying experience to attendees,” said Kienitz, whose work has been featured in art museums and in dozens of publications, including Time and Rolling Stone. “Anyone with a curiosity about how drones work in conjunction with photography and video is welcome to attend.”

The first workshop, “Introduction to Drone Photography and Video,” takes place June 18 – 19 and is intended for people who do not own a drone. Drones and other equipment will be provided. The second workshop, “Photography and Video Using Your Small Drone,” takes place June 20 – 21 and is aimed at people with their own equipment seeking to improve their aerial photography. The cost is $225 each for Peninsula School of Art members and $250 for non-members. The workshops will be held on the Peninsula School of Art campus in Fish Creek. Registration closes May 21. For more information or to register visit

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