How to Fly DJI Phantom 4 Drones & shoot stunning photos and videos

with Colin Smith

Learn how to Fly the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone now!

How to get your new drone out of the box and into the sky and not into a tree!

Now includes Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Advanced

This Plain-English training course is broken into three parts, to quickly teach you what you need to know to fly and shoot beautiful photos and videos. Learn the best practices for safe, hassle free flying, so you can maximize your fun.

Set up your Phantom 4 correctly and customize the settings to work the best for you. Learn about the different parts and how to properly maintain them and check them for air-worthiness. Another important key is keeping everything updated and calibrated, you will learn this too along with helpful advice.

Learn how to use the go app and how to get the full use and benefits out of your hardware. Learn how to customize all the settings. Most importantly, learn what everything does. The app is very useful when you understand it, but can be overwhelming if you don’t know how it all works.

On location flying. Learn how to fly safely and responsibly. Learn some flying exercises that will quickly develop skills and strengthen your flying muscles. Watch over your instructors shoulder as you embark on some real-world photography and video shoots. Lot’s of tips along the way, so you can shoot winning images. Learn how to use the automated flight modes, your drone can follow things and fly by itself to get professional looking camera moves that used to take years to master.

Leading DJI Expert (And PhotoshopCAFE founder), Colin Smith breaks down all the steps for the Phantom 4 and makes it quick and easy to understand. Throughout this training, he constantly provides tips and extra advice that only comes from countless hours of actual flying. You are learning from a passionate pilot, not a salesman.

This Product in For all DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopters (including 4 Pro, Pro+ and Advanced.

More Drone Training Available here:

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Click here, if you need older Phantom 1 or 2 version



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 Now includes Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Advanced


DJI Phantom 4 setup and hardware


Introduction and overview

Welcome from Colin. He tells you what to expect from this training 02


Learn how to fly safely and legally 03

Quick start guide

Get out of the box and into the air 04

Phantom Propellers

How to attach the propellers to the Phantom 4 05


Care and feeding of Batteries. Very important battery information, don't skip this 06

Gimbal Setup

Setup the camera and gimbal for the Phantom 4 and customizing the settings 07

Micro SD cards

Which cards to use and how to manage your data 08

Flight Control

How the controller works and what the sticks do 09

IMU and Compass Overview

Understand the electronics that control your Phantom 4 10

IMU and Compass Calibration

Knowing this will help you avoid a lot of hassles and maybe save your copter 11

Update the Firmware

How to update the firmware on your copter, controller and batteries

DJI Go App


GO App Screen walkthrough

Understand telemetry and screen layout of the Go App 13

General settings

All the Menus and settings explained 14

Intelligent Flight Modes

How to activate the different IOC modes 15

P4 Pro /Advanced Camera Settings

Camera Settings for the Phantom 4 Pro and Advanced

P4 Pro /Advanced Video Settings

Choose the best video settings for the Pro and Advanced

Camera Settings

Choose the best settings for your camera, It can do more than you realize

Flying on Location


Your First Flight

How to fly for the first time 17

Startup and Calibration

The best sequence for startup, calibrate your compass 18

On Location with The Phantom 4 Pro

What's in the Phantom 4 Pro? Find out here

Tap to Fly

New in Phantom 4, tap an object to fly to it 19

Shooting Photographs

How to compose photos, panos and HDR. Different settings in action 20

Shooting Aerial Video

How to shoot the best video, 4K and slo-motion 22

Active Track

Make your Phantom a flying robot. Follow a car and avoid the trees at the same time, automatically! 23

Helipad Hack

A little tip for avoiding dust and sand 24

Hard Shell Cases

A box to put all your gear in, protect it and carry it around. 32

Advanced Flight modes

Your Phantom 4 can fly all by itself, here is how 33

WayPoint flying

How to set waypoints and different ways of automatically flying between them 25

Flying the Phantom 4 Advanced and Pro

Flying and shooting with the Phantom 4 Pro and Advanced

Where to from here?

Wrap-up and recommendations