Drone demonstration in Lincolnville

Aug 31, 2014
Josh Gerritsen will lead a demonstration on the use of drones for photography Sept. 10 at Lincolnville Community Library.

Lincolnville — Josh Gerritsen will present a free program on drones and aerial photography Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library.

Gerritsen will show two short scenic films he made of Camden and his farm in Lincolnville using his remotely controlled drone, or quadcopter. He will also demonstrate how the quadcopter works by flying it outside and projecting the aerial images on a screen inside the library.

Gerritsen said drones like his can be used for everything from spotting problems with plants on farmland to finding people who are lost or tracking runners in marathons. The most important thing for individual operators, he says, is to get the proper training and use the machine responsibly.

Gerritsen was born in Hawaii and moved to Camden when he was 6 years old. He graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport and earned his bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in New York. After spending five years in New York City working as a commercial photographer, he decided to return to Maine where he now owns Donkey Universe Farm in Lincolnville and runs his own photography business.

The library is located at 208 Main St. in Lincolnville Center. For more information, call 763-4343 or email lincolnvillelibrary@tidewater.net.



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