Beginners 360 Degree Photo Virtual Tours With Drones

Creating 360 Degree Virtual Tours from the Air? Most modern drones can help you capture 360 degree panoramic photos
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360 Degree Photo Capture With A Drone
Basics of 360 degree drone photos
Sharing a 360 Virtual Tour


  • Students should have a modern drone
  • Students will need photo editing software (Lightroom, Photoshop, Affinity)
  • Students should already be familiar with their drone


Just to let you know, this class is geared toward those just starting out with 360 degree virtual tours captured with drones.  The hope is to help aerial photographers come up with innovative ways to present their drone captures, and to start thinking about creating unique 360 virtual tours.  For those who are familiar with this topic this might be a little too basic for you.

This course is a high level overview of creating 360 degree virtual tours with drones.  Students will get to see a finished aerial virtual tour created with a Mavic 2 Pro, and Kuula (for online display). They will also learn about the steps required to create usable 360 degree images for their own tours.

Students should note, they do not need to use the same drone used in this class, but they do need a drone capable of automatic 360 degree photography.  Many of the newest DJI drones offer some type of 360 degree image capture, and for older models 3rd party applications can also help capture images for creating a 360 degree photo.  Students should look into their drone features prior to attempting to create 360 images.

Students will also see a basic flight setup with the Mavic 2 Pro, a flight with the drone, and image capturing for a 360 degree photo.

Image editing and post processing will not be major subjects in this course.  There are many 360 degree photo editing courses out there for students, so we won't spend much time on that part of virtual tour generation.  This class is more about introducing the concept of aerial virtual tours and what you'll need to start building your own.

When students finish this course they should have a basic understanding of the tools they'll need to share 360 degree virtual tours for fun, and for profit as well.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Drone Pilots Interested In 360 Degree Virtual Tours
  • Drone pilots involved with Real Estate Imaging
  • Drone pilots interested in creating mixed media virtual tours


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Richard L Charpentier
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Since the 90's I've been involved in the Tech industry in one fashion or other.  For a decade I was in Telecommunications working with Sprint PCS, AT&T Wireless, and US Cellular.  During my time with the big carriers I spent a lot of time creating training packages for technicians and engineers working on wireless switches.

Since 2006 my focus switched toward smaller imaging business topics.  Digital Photography, image editing, drone work, 360 imaging and more.  Additionally I've been developing websites for RV Parks and Resorts in the Southwest.  I've taken my interests in travel and imaging, and merged them together into my small business today.

I have tied my network engineering knowledge together with more artistic endeavors in order to create RLC Design Services.  And now I'm bringing some of my skill sets to Udemy.  If you're interested in effective website development, SEO, photography, and drone photography keep an eye on my new course offerings.