A photo of a drone flying in the sky.

A license to fly

Erica Corder Blog, On Photography, On Videography, On Work

On July 10, 2018, I went to a quiet airplane hangar and took a test that I’d studied weeks for: the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 test. I passed — and with that, became a certified drone pilot. This certification allows me to fly drones for commercial videography purposes. In the case of my role in the College of Engineering, …

A group of people smile and pose for a group photo in front of a black curtain.

The difference a video workshop makes

Erica Corder Blog, On Videography, On Work

In March of this year, I flew out to Oklahoma to attend the National Press Photographers Association’s 58th annual News Video Workshop. For a whole week, the talented faculty of the program pushed us for at least 12 hours a day to become better photojournalists. We would attend a full day of training seminars in the morning and afternoons, then …