How To Select An Aerial Photographer For Your Project

Hiring a professional, experienced aerial photography is a big investment in your project. There are several factors that may influence the total cost of hiring an aerial photographer, such as:

  • The amount (and cost) of fuel required by the aircraft
  • The distance the photographer must travel to your site(s)
  • The amount of time the session lasts
  • The type of equipment the photographer uses for your session
  • How many sessions you schedule with your photographer

There are other factors that may influence the cost of your project, such as the level of experience your particular photographer has and how in-demand he is for his services.

By the time it’s all said in done, you may end up investing several hundred (or, depending on the scope of your project, several thousand) dollars in your aerial photographer. Since you’re putting money on the line, it’s important that you do everything you can to ensure that the photographer you hire is not only reliable, but able to produce the results you deserve.

Our Midwest aerial photographer is here to help. Here are some general guidelines to follow when selecting your aerial photographer.

View Their Past Work

This is the single most important step you can take when selecting which aerial photographer you would like to handle your project. Viewing their gallery of previous work will tell you several things, the most important of which will be their level of experience and the quality of work they produce. Keep in mind that when a photographer builds his demo gallery, he should select his very best work to display. If you are not 100% impressed with the quality of work displayed, you should take your business elsewhere.

Sand-Dunes-1-sm-1200x1800Consider Their Method

Traditionally, aerial photography is conducted by live humans who captured images while flying in various types of aircraft. In the modern world, however, human photographers have largely been replaced by drones. These small flying “robots” that have built-in cameras that the operator can control from the ground. While drone photography offers certain benefits that may be advantageous in a select few situations, we generally advise against using drones to capture aerial shots.

Many people do not realize that though they are small, drones generally require special permissions before they are allowed to fly. As such, it is not uncommon for drones to be flown illegally. Not only that, but because the “pilot” and photographer remains on the ground, he is unable to capture the same perspective as a pilot that is in the air. Before selecting your aerial photographer, find out whether or not he is an advocate of drone photography.

Determine Their Workload

How frequently does your photographer take on new projects? Is aerial photography his full-time or part-time profession? How much time must he dedicate to projects to which he has already committed? How soon will he be able to fly over your project, and once the flight is completed, how soon can you expect to receive your images?

You consider your project a top priority. It is important that the aerial photographer you select to capture images of your site is able to handle your project with as much priority as you do. By asking the above questions, you should be able to identify whether or not he will be a good fit for your project as far as the timing goes.

Imagewerx: Your Trusted Resource For Aerial Photography In The Midwest

By evaluating these aspects of your potential photographers, you will be able to make a wise investment in your project. If you are looking for an aerial photographer in Colorado or any of the surrounding states, we hope you’ll consider Imagewerx Aerial Photography. We are proud to have nearly two decades of experience in the aerial photography industry. Aerial photography is our full-time profession, and we typically fly over 600 sites per year. Our base out of Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado gives us easy access to runways, allowing us to perform flights on short notice (often within 24 hours).

If you would like to learn more about what sets Imagewerx Aerial Photography apart, visit us at or call owner Mitch Bowers directly at 303-550-2946.

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Englewood, CO 80112

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