Construction Progress imagery has been a standard product of aerial and technical imagers for decades. The proliferation of affordable (and very talented) digital cameras, drones1, and sophisticated software capable of producing everything from time lapse video to 3D models have expanded the practice of photographic documentation-but not without considerable liabilities. A true drone operates autonomously; more common consumer and “prosumer” units are correctly referred to as an sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System). ↩
There is drama in extreme lighting situations, such as when the sun is low in the sky-or when it’s missing altogether. Night aerial photography and aerial videography (which is more accurately identified as “twilight” aerial photography and aerial videography) can be very difficult.
Much of our work involves aerial photography and aerial videography that is intended for purposes other than aesthetics, such as documentation or forensics (especially litigation). Documentation can refer to a site materials inventory, construction site conditions causing weather delays, or an event census.
CEO, Idaho Airships. Inc. Certified Master Aerial Photographer. Adobe Certified Expert: Photoshop, Flash Professional, Premiere Pro. Adobe Certified Expert Video Specialist and Web Specialist. Certified Level III Thermographer. Trained LiDAR Operator.