Aerial Photography – Near and Far Comparisons

Aerial Photography – Near and Far Comparisons

…to focus only on the different perspective and incredibly wide field of view that photographing from a helicopter provides, is to ignore just how different the world looks from a few hundred feet above the ground. Aerial Photography Comparisons in the Seattle / Tacoma area For more than thirty five years, I’ve been looking down […]

Photography Projects – Schools and K-12 Education Buildings

Photography Projects –  Schools and K-12 Education Buildings

Over more than a dozen projects, I’ve learned that the logistics of photographing schools are different from other types of designed and built architecture or construction projects… Various Clients – Photography of Schools and K-12 Education Projects in Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond, Tacoma, and elsewhere Over the past five or so years, I’ve quietly amassed quite […]

How Many Construction Cranes Are In Seattle?

How Many Construction Cranes Are In Seattle?

There’s been a lot made recently about Seattle being the construction crane capitol of the US, including this July, ’17 story in the Seattle Times.  So when I was shooting aerial photos of Seattle’s fast-changing South Lake Union neighborhood earlier this summer, I wasn’t too surprised at how many I could see from just that […]

Three Photographers Share Their Experiences with Drone Photography

Three Photographers Share Their Experiences with Drone Photography

Since I’ve been paying attention to the fast-moving developments surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems – UAS or UAV(ehicles), more commonly called drones — I wanted to know what other photographers are thinking about the current state of drone photography and how it’s impacting their business, good or bad.  I sent five questions to two other photographers […]

New Aerial Photos of the University of Washington, Including Sound Transit’s UW Light Rail Station

New Aerial Photos of the University of Washington, Including Sound Transit’s UW Light Rail Station

Anyone who’s not living under a rock here in Seattle knows that Sound Transit has been on a building spree.  The two newest Link Light Rail station to open are on Capitol Hill and at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Montlake Blvd.   I recently completed a set of aerial photos of the […]

Drone Photography vs. Helicopter Aerial Photos

Drone Photography vs. Helicopter Aerial Photos

There’s been an awful lot of news coverage lately regarding Unmanned Aerial Systems — UAS or UAV(ehicle) — more commonly called drones. Since I’ve loved flying and been a licensed private pilot for more than 30 years (more on that here) and an aerial photographer for the past 15 years, I’ve been paying attention to […]

New Drone Regulations to Take Effect August 29 Will Affect Photography

New Drone Regulations to Take Effect August 29 Will Affect Photography

In June 2016, the FAA approved new guidelines covering the use of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones.  The new guidelines are due to take effect at the end of this month, beginning on August 29, 2016 . Previously, private, hobby-flying drones fell under the FAA designation of model or hobby aircraft and as […]

Aerial Photography – a Seattle Photographer’s Love Affair

Aerial Photography – a Seattle Photographer’s Love Affair

When I was about ten years old, I fell in love with small planes.  A friend of the family’s had her private pilot’s license and would occasionally take my dad, my brother, and me flying in a 4-seat Cessna 172.  Four seats meant my mom, who hated flying anyway, had to stay home on the […]

Drone Do – Drone Don’t Part 2

Drone Do – Drone Don’t Part 2

San Diego architectural photographer John Durant and I recently put our heads, and our experience, together to author this update on commercial drone photography for the national trade group, American Photographic Artists.

Drone Do – Drone Don’t!

We all know that small, remotely-operated, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s, or drones) equipped with still and video cameras have exploded on the scene in the past 2-4 years. They are inexpensive, popular, and relatively easy to fly right out of the box. They give the feeling of playing a video game while capturing images unavailable […]

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