Planning The Perfect Aerial Photoshoot

Are you planning to hire an aerial photographer to capture images of your business, residential property, commercial property, construction project, our tourist attraction? Before your aerial photographer performs the shoot, there are several details that must be carefully addressed. This week, Imagewerx Aerial Photography is here to look at a few key components of planning a successful aerial photoshoot.

Time Of Day

The time of day you conduct your shoot is one of the most important factors to consider. Lighting is the heart and sole of any photoshoot, and since aerial photoshoots are conducted outside (often thousands of feet above the ground) the sun serves as the sole lighting source for aerial photography. The time of day you conduct your shoot will influence where the sun is positioned in the sky and how bright it is, which in turn will influence the types of pictures your photographer is able to capture. By discussing your specific vision for your photoshoot and the nature of the subjects you wish to shoot, your photographer can help you determine whether a sunrise, morning, afternoon, evening, or sunset photoshoot will be most advantageous for your situation.



Camera & Equipment

The equipment your photographer uses is another factor that will greatly influence the quality of the photos you receive. Different cameras offer different advantages, and it is important that your photographer be well educated on the different uses and benefits each type of equipment offers. An experienced photographer will own his own equipment and know the right camera, lenses, and settings to use to capture the perfect images of your site. At Imagewerx Aerial Photography, we pride ourselves on using top-quality equipment – Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 7D Mark 2, Canon L Series Lenses, and Kenyon KS-8 Gyro stabilizer.

Flight Altitude

When it comes to perfecting your aerial photoshoot, perspective is everything. The altitude from which your images are captured will significantly influence the types of images you get. Lower altitudes allow the camera to more easily focus on a specific subject, making it the prominent focus of the photograph. Higher altitudes, alternatively, allow for a much more expansive view of the background. If you are trying to capture closeups of a specific landmark or site, lower altitudes will probably be better. If you are interested in or open to sweeping landscapes, higher flight altitudes may be more advantageous.

The Aircraft

Finally, the aircraft the photographer uses will influence the types of images you get in your shoot. The speeds, ease of maneuverability, altitudes, and smoothness of flights offered by different types of aircraft will impact how your images turn out. At Imagewerx Aerial Photography, we rely primarily on our highly capable Cessna 182 when conducting our aerial photoshoots. Nimble and agile, we can rely on this single-engine airplane to get us wherever we need to go in a timely, effective manner. However, for certain aviation photoshoots, we also have access to a very quick twin-engine aircraft that is better able to keep up the jet or other extremely fast aircraft we may be photographing.

Imagewerx Aerial Photography: Your Resource For Aerial Photography In The Rocky Mountains

If you are planning an aerial photoshoot in the near future, we hope you’ll consider reaching out to our aerial photographer in Denver, Colorado. Our extensive experience ensures you will receive only top-quality images of your site. Please check out our website at to learn more about our aerial photography services in the Rocky Mountains. We look forward to serving you!

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303-550-2946 Aerial Photography
7811 S. Peoria St. G17
Englewood, CO 80112

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