We want people fly their drones in amazing places, and capture amazing images.
Conwy Castle, on the Conwy Estuary in North Wales, is an extraordinary place. A 700 year old World Heritage Site, at the heart of the entirely walled medieval town of Conwy. With the craggy mountains of Snowdonia in the background. In a word, Wow. This is a spectacular place to fly a drone, where you are likely to capture spectacular images and video. Under the supportive eye of our fully qualified, Expert Drone Pilot, Rob Lamont, who lives just down the road in Llandudno.
We know exactly the best take-off position. And the spots in the sky we like to take images from. But you may well see something different. That is the joy of drone flying. We look forward to sharing your wonder, and seeing your images, at this Iconic Location
At a Glance
Your tutor: Rob Lamont. Long-time PhantomFlightSchool tutor, professional photographer and videographer. Llandudno Resident. Expert Drone Pilot
Numbers: Maximum 6
Base Camp: Adjacent to Conwy Castle
Skill level: Everyone interested in capturing iconic images in an iconic location. From a totally new perspective.
Timing: Once a month
Weather: In the event the forecast is bad, we will contact you to arrange another suitable date for your In a Day experience, or send you a full refund. The good news is, across 1,000s of lessons delivered over six years, fewer than 10% of lessons need to be rearranged because of the weather. The weather in the UK is not that bad!
Conwy Castle stands alongside the great Castles at Beaumaris, Harlech and Caernarfon as one of the most impressive structures in Wales. Not only the Castle, but also the scenery all around it: the tight streets of well-preserved narrow streets of Conwy; the harbour with its working fishing boats; and the marina with its rows of small boats; the hills and fields; and the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia in the distance. Opportunities to take bucket-list images and video with your drone abound in every direction.
Joining a small group (maximum six people) of like-minded drone enthusiasts, you will learn from Rob about how to set up safely and effectively, look at images he has taken here, and learn from him how and when he took them. Then it will be your turn to take to the skies. The flying here is more challenging than at Bamburgh, because of the proximity of the town of Conwy and the Suspension Bridge over the Conwy Estuary.
We’ll go through our flight planning with you, and show you how to prepare for more complex missions such as this one. We’ll show you the apps we use time and again to get this right including: DroneDesk; Drone Assist; Sky Demon Light; and DarkSky.
Whether your interest is mainly photography, or mainly videography, you will learn at a rapid rate with Rob Lamont at your side. The correct camera settings to get the most out of the camera on your drone, and the different settings to adopt for photos or video. If photos are your thing, Rob will discuss composition with you, and show you how to use the Panorama options in DJI Go 4 and DJI Fly to quickly assemble very large panoramic images. Then he’ll show you how to do the same thing, with Exposure Bracketing, manually. In order to create a Holy Grail HDR Panorama in Lightroom later.
If you are more interested in video, then Rob will take you through how to capture arresting video clips that will compliment each other when it comes to editing. And how to use Intelligent Flight Modes (Rob is our in-house expert at this) to take your videographer to the next level.
Note: Whatever stage you are at with post-production, for photos and video, we have In Person, on Zoom and Small Group tuition on that also.
This one day event at the Iconic Conwy Castle is all about capturing amazing drone photos and video. In an amazing place. With an amazing guide. Wherever your starting point, this is a fantastic place to visit, on your drone adventure.