aerial photography + video

Aerial Photography
Aerial Photography
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Aerial Photography + Video

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

Aerial photography and video has long been used for movies and other commercial applications, however, an aircraft or helicopter was required to do that. No question that those high costs are not justified for smaller projects.

Recently the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) or so-called drones became affordable and provides basically the same results.

Aerial Photography for projects like Real Estate Photography / Estate photography has brought a new dimension to that type of projects.

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.

Pricing aerial photo packages:

  • Aerial Photos (standalone, no other Photo / Video Packages booked): $220.oo
  • Aerial Video+Photos (standalone, no other Photo / Video Packages booked): $220.oo PLUS $60.oo /per minute of final outcome aerial video including neutral royalty-free music overlay.


Bundling an Aerial Package with my other services like Still Photos or Video Tours creates possibly synergy effects and I can offer discounts. See also: Real Estate projects / Architectural projects

Above pricing calculates a max. 60 minutes time-slot reserved for drone operation (incl. setup) on location; for large properties / Estates 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.

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.

photo work


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-> Photo Impressions part 3

-> Photo Editing, Enhancing, Retouching