Dirk Dallas knows his way around a camera and lens whether it’s a DSLR or any type affixed to a drone. He spins magic from these cameras in the from of breathtaking imagery and impressive videos. Dirk lives in Southern California with his wife and three daughters. The busy father (somehow) finds time to capture exquisite drone images and videos when given the chance – and shares his work online and on his website (along with great tips and tricks to help you do the same).
Dirk doesn’t just like to take pretty pictures. As a designer, photographer and professor of digital media, he shares his wealth of photography knowledge with many around him (on and offline) – with a goal of helping them achieve their best when it comes to capturing the beauty around them.
Dirk operates the successful website and social accounts ‘From Where I Drone‘. He says the name started as a joke:
“One day last year I posted one of my drone photos with the first ever use of the hashtag #fromwhereidrone because I thought it would be a funny play off of the super popular #fromwhereistand hashtag. I then started using it on every drone photo I posted and each time people seemed to think it was funny.
Then one day several months later I decided to click on the tag and I saw over 500 drone photos using it as well and I was blown away! I thought that was super awesome so I then decided to start the From Where I Drone Instagram account so I could have a place to feature everyone’s amazing drone imagery and now the rest is history :)”
Dirk’s impressive talent and willingness to make others around him succeed were the reasons we’ve chosen him as this week’s talented drone pilot Behind the Controls. Enjoy!