Can I take an aerial photo of your house?
A very frequently asked question indeed. Although the majority of my work is for commercial clients and stock images, it’s very easy to get an aerial photo of your house. The photographs can be supplied as a large format print of any size ready for framing and make a lovely gift. The example case study detailed below shows an interesting job last year to create just such a gift and seeing as we’ve finally started to get some nice weather here in the UK, I thought I’d post this from last year.
Aerial photography nearly always has a tight and specific brief. It’s rare that you take off without a deadline / weather issue / particular view required. But this unusual request from the father of a bridegroom recently got the brain cells revving up.
His son was getting married in just ten days time and lived a few doors from the church. However, straight afterwards, the newly weds would be moving home, so it was thought a really great present would be a large format aerial print showing both the church and the grooms old home, all in one shot.
Easy. All we had to do was fly directly over the top of Beverley, a built up area, wait for the cloud shadows to move, for the heavy traffic constantly moving in front of the small cottage to clear, to get the aircraft at just the right angle so that the houses opposite didn’t block it out and get a selection of shots for the client to chose. All the while looking at the late September haze that was developing at 1,000 feet and remaining legal in the aircraft. Which, of course, is what clients pay me for.
It’s on briefs like this that a pilot experienced in flying aerial photography shines and the two of us working together that day made my job a lot easier. The final image chosen was the one here, click for enlargement. And the house was in the bottom right of the shot, facing the camera. I love it when a plan comes together.
If you have an aerial shot you’d like, whether it’s a straight forward image or a more challenging shot, get in touch and tell us all about it as we love solving your problems.