Aerial Photography

Want to get some pictures of your house or property from the air?

Maybe you are a Realtor looking to give potential buyers the big picture of the homes you have listed.

Whatever your aerial photography needs are, we can help.  Out Cessna 172 high wing aircraft allows us to take great aerial photos.  We can fly with the windows open to get maximum clarity!

You have 2 Options with Aerial Photography, Let us take care of it, or come along and take the pictures yourself!

Option 1 – We take the pictures – $280/hr – Includes:

  • Pilot and Photographer and your choice of CD or digital download of Pictures
  • 10+ high quality pictures of the area you desire (more time means more pictures)
  • Enroute Pictures – we’ll take pics to and from your location that you are free to use as you please
  • All pictures run though Photoshop filters to de-haze and improve clarity
  • You only pay for the time it take to fly to and from the property and take the pictures, so if it’s 30 minutes or 45 minutes, you would not pay the full hour.

Camera and Photo Details

  • Canon t3i – Standard and Telephoto Lenses
  • Dimensions – 5184 x 3456
  • Resolution – 18.0 Megapixels
  • Average File Size – 4.0-5.5 MB
  • File Format – JPEG

Here’s a small sample of some aerial shots, click on the thumbnail for a larger picture.

Houses & Farms

House 3 Crop

House 1 Crop

Farm 1 Thumb

Cottages

Cottage 1 Thumb

Cottage 2 Crop

Outbuildings

Outbuilding 1 Thumb

Farm 2 Thumb

 Notes:

We are not professional photographers and don’t claim to be, however we are very experienced with taking aerial photos and we know the shots that people love to see.  Before any photo flight we would ensure we know exactly the area you want to see, and from what angles you would like it to be shot.

If you want to see some of the pictures we take on a regular basis, check out our photo albums on our Facebook Page

Option 2 – You take the pictures – $280/hr – Includes:

  • Pilot and aircraft
  • Ability to take 3 passengers – restrictions on weight based on length of flight
  • We will demonstrate how to operate the window as well as safety features for the flight

Notes:

Although you can bring passengers if you wish, we strongly suggest you consider the great potential for motion sickness.  Sometimes getting the right shot means a lot of maneuvering, sudden changes in pitch and roll and repetitive circling at high bank angles.  This tends to make people quite nauseous and leads to not only your passengers not enjoying the flight, but often not getting the photos you wanted either due to the green faces in the back seat.

Try to determine what is more important, a pleasant sightseeing flight with your friends and family with some casual pictures, or specific aerial shots of some landmarks on the ground.  Plan your flight accordingly, don’t try to cram too much into one flight, or you may end up with bad pictures and unhappy passengers.

 

Some things to consider

Time of Year

Summer – See the lush greenery of your property, amazing turquoise water and warm feel

Spring – If you want to see through the trees, Spring might be your best option before the canopy obscures your property!

Winter – It’s not all white, there are some really awesome designs made in the winter

Fall – Contrast your favorite place with amazing color, best shot in late October and early November.

Day to Day Conditions

Morning and Evening – the shadows from sun sitting lower on the horizon can add nice contrast to your photo.  Consider the direction you want your property shot from primarily, and put the sun behind the photographer to minimize glare.

Afternoon – Nothing illuminates the amazing water colors like the mid day sun.  The blues and greens of the great lakes really pop in these conditions, making for a great shot for waterfront properties.

Overcast – A lot of photographers will tell you they actually prefer cloudy conditions as there is great contrast and options in post production.  Run through some pictures with a program like Photoshop to boost color contrast and get rid of haze and you can get some amazing results.  Even a simple black and white change can make things dramatic!

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