aerial photography + video

Aerial Photography
Aerial Photography
Aerial Photography
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Aerial Photography + Video

Related services: photo editing / enhancing / retouching and design work.


Aerial Photography+Video for projects like Real Estate Photography / Estate photography, Construction Site progress documentation, Manufacturing Facilities overviews, Business applications and so on.

Aerial Photography with a UAV

UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and is often referred to as a ‘drone’. Technically it is mostly a so-called multi-copter which can hover over an area like a helicopter. The FAA oversees UAVs and their use and gave ‘green light’ for a broad commercial use on June 21, 2016. Aerial photography and video is part of that allowed use. If you have a project that could benefit from aerial photography / video, please contact me for details.

I am a FAA certified pilot and licensed for commercial flights. Also insured for commercial UAV operations.

UAV operations are performed in compliance with FAA rules and that includes checking of up-to-date NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) and TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions). Tell me about your project and I explain applicable regulations.

All pricing here based on the assumption that no overhead for obtaining flight permissions (ATC, City, and so on) or waivers and clearances are required for the project. Please note that  applying and obtaining waivers, permissions, clearances, etc. can involve much time and some authorities require applications up to 9 weeks ahead the project start.

Pricing aerial packages:

  • Aerial Photos (standalone, no other Photo / Video Packages booked): $170.oo
  • Aerial Video (includes several photos) (standalone, no other Photo / Video Packages booked): pricing starts at $250.oo (up to 90 sec video) and $350.oo (up to 3 min video); PLUS $60.oo /per extra minute; all videos include neutral royalty-free music overlay.


The video length is also dependent on the project / property size. For smaller or simpler coverage areas it makes no sense to produce a lengthy video. If the project is more complex or the coverage area larger or things like that, a video can be longer, too. A good video tells the story, gives all the information, and is not boring. The video has to have the length that fits the content and story.

Bundling an Aerial Package with my other services like Still Photos or (Surface) Video creates synergy effects and I can offer significant discounts.  Starting at $85.oo for photos and $150.oo for video. See also: Real Estate projects / Architectural projects

Above pricing is based on a certain amount of time reserved for drone operation (incl. setup, flight, orientation) on location; for large properties / Estates, commercial buildings, or construction sites prices can be slightly higher – let me know details.

These pricing information are ballpark figures and for a binding quote I need your input on the type of project / property and your goals. Best is to email me the details inclusive the property address since I have to check for airspace and location restrictions.


Video and Aerial Video and photos for Tour Operators and Travel companies

Please email me a project summary including time schedule and locations and key shots or script for an initial review and I get back to you within 24 hrs. I am available for travelling world-wide.


Aerial shots as Wall Art

Aerial photos make excellent wall art, no matter if you decide for a canvas or metal print or just a normal paper print. Contact me for available images and options — let me know what you are looking for.

But not only aerial shots, I have hundreds of other motives… landscapes, cityscapes, animals, and so on.

Pristine beach

Pristine beach

Rough coastline

Rough coastline


Rolling Waves, New South Wales, Australia

Rolling Waves, New South Wales, Australia

Germany Travel -- a German forest at late afternoon sunlight

Germany Travel — a German forest at late afternoon sunlight


Land-based Aerials

With that flavor of aerial photography and video the photos are taken not with an aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) but with a camera that is mounted on a pretty long pole or in cases positioned on higher ground (or both).

A 3-axis gimbal mount for the camera eliminates blur and shake effects.

That type of aerial photography works for certain situations but not for all.

I am hearing the question “Why bother carrying around a cumbersome pole if you have a UAV”? Well, more and more restrictive regulations are set in place all the time and for several situations you just can’t use the little drone, so …, last resort is the extendible pole.

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