May Digital Salon: Diving Into Drones

BDA's Digital Salon Series features prominent members of our community for an engaging evening of networking, community and inspirational presentations. Check out the entire series.

This month's exciting Salon features a presentation by long-time pilot (both manned aircraft and remote drones!) Doug La Farge. Over the past six years, drones have emerged as not only a viable option for rich-media producers (photographers, filmmakers, ad agencies), they are now an integral tool. The ability to place a camera sensor anywhere in a 3D space has changed how rich-media producers acquire imagery for their various projects. For this Salon presentation, Doug will be discussing the evolution of drones and how they've enabled rich-media producers to capture imagery that in the past was either difficult or impossible to attain. He'll also discuss the evolution of the sUAS industry as it pertains to media creation, as well as going into specifics on current trends including the latest in drone imaging hardware (latest camera sensors, etc.). Finally, he'll share how his companies have been integrating this emerging technology to help meet the needs of their clients. If you're interested in integrating drones into your workflow and have questions as to the proper ways to implement, then this Salon is a perfect fit for you!

We hope you can join us for this fun evening, as BDA's Digital Salons are a great hybrid of schmoozing and networking, art and technology, entertainment and education. These events bring together people from all different disciplines - filmmakers, graphic designers, social media organizers, photographers, web developers, digital marketers, mobile app developers, and many more! And thanks to Avery Brewing for sponsoring the beer at this event :)

Evening Schedule

  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - networking with light refreshments.
  • 6:30pm - 6:45pm - announcements, introductions. 6:45pm - 7:45pm - panel discussion. 7:45pm - Q & A and discussion.

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Presented By Douglas La Farge

Douglas La Farge

Doug holds an FAA Part 61 Airman Certificate for Single Engine Plane Land (SEPL) as well as a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. For the past six years he has run a commercial sUAS business in the Boulder, CO area which offers a variety of aerial photography, videography and inspection services. As a commercial sUAS operator, as well as pilot for manned flight, he has a deep understanding of FAA laws and how to safely and legally operate sUAS in the National Airspace System (NAS). He is a photographer of almost 30 years and moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2012 for the skiing and climbing.

BDA Members


BDA Members: Free

Non-Members: $5.00

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