So what does a wedding photographer like me do when I am not shooting weddings? The answer is my radio controlled cameras with an RC helicopter! About 20 years ago I trained for and received a my private pilots license. I’ve always enjoyed flying and the view from above. Aerial photography allows me to combine flying with photography and video all together.
My RC aircraft is battery powered and quiet when flying. Flight times is as long as 20 minutes between battery changes. For video and low resolution photos I use a stabilized GoPro Hero 3 black camera. For high resolution still images I utilize a Sony Nex 5n dslr camera with a 14 megapixel sensor. Most aerial photography work is done around 100′ above ground but I am able to go as high as 400′ and out to 1/3 of a mile from the take off point. If you need aerial photos or video, please contact me!