The newest addition to our line of business offerings - aerial/drone capability. We started down this path a few years ago; but after testing a drone and doing a full analysis of the pros and cons, we decided against venturing in - at that time! Recently we did another review and decided now was the time to incorporate this exciting work. Higher end architectural photography has always been one of our core businesses and a drone certainly adds a whole new dimension - and vantage point. And now that we've had some time working with the drone and evaluating its uses, we find that there are dozens of other prospective applications.
Of course, there have been many obstacles to overcome. First, to legally fly for profit, there was the FAA Part 107 test to become certified as a sUAV pilot. Simultaneously I had to learn to fly the drone. Since I'm not of the age where joysticks are a natural extensions of my arms/hands, this too was a bit of a challenge. Well, it's not so much the flying but rather flying smoothly and learning how to incorporate the video or photo taking into the process. Fortunately, having a background in photography, I quickly concluded that light, composition, and the other critical elements of a good photo are mostly the same with a drone. A tough tendency to overcome is flying high "just because you can" and not because it makes a better image. And then, of course, comes the market evaluation of opportunities and approaching business owners with a compelling proposition and showing them how the drone can be used to "take their business to new heights."
Below are several images we've captured using the drone. Several are from jobs we have done on behalf of our earliest clients while others are some we've done for test and demonstration purposes. We're really excited about being able to offer drone photography/videography and hope we can show you how it will benefit your business. For videos, you can see some that we have done on our YouTube Channel by clicking here.