Blogs in Commercial Category
A beautiful sunny day for the first aerial shoot in Suffolk, for an ongoing project at Godwin Self Storage. This is a cool project because it is directly across the road from Port 58 apartments, which I followed construction of for about 2 years.
An aerial shoot in Chesapeake at a building that was damaged by fire. These photos are befores, and Ill be taking the afters once the building has been renovated.
A fun day working with CharlotteUAV on an aerial mapping project for Newport News Shipbuilding.
We laughed, we cried.. Things worked, other things didnt. Things broke and had to be fixed..
All in all an interesting day.
A new Aerial Photo and Video Project in Chesapeake to follow the construction of a pop-up warehouse space just off of Military Highway
An aerial shoot in Suffolk to showcase commercial lots for sale. I flew each lot and then added boundary lines to show the approximate placement and size.
A Suffolk aerial shoot for a new Olive Oil warehouse having it’s grand opening in a few weeks. A photo will be chosen and printed and framed, and presented to the company by the City of Suffolk Department of Economic Development.
The first aerial photo and video construction shoot for the new Hardy Elementary School building project in Smithfield, VA.
The new building is being built next to the old, and when completed, the original building will be demolished.
A freezing day for an aerial shoot for ongoing Port 58 apartment complex construction in Suffolk, Virginia.
A sad final aerial shoot for the new Amazon Warehouse in Suffolk. Its been fun watching it develop over the last year or so.
The final aerial shoot for the Currituck Public safety building. I have watched this grow from just dirt, it’s been an interesting project. Its always sad when a construction project comes to an end
A sunny suffolk shoot for the company that makes the EcoMister system. These help with waste water evaporation by misting the water into the air.
An interesting aerial photo shoot in Windsor, VA. These were for a Solar energy company. I got photos of their previous work, and then photos of the house next door. Those will be used for a sales presentation to the houses new owner.
An aerial mapping project in Smithfield VA. A cloudy day, but that is best for mapping projects as it lowers the contrast.
A new Suffolk aerial construction project has begun. This project will cover the construction of a new set of apartment buildings, and runs until 2023
A fun aerial shoot in suffolk for a new Amazon warehouse. The shoot involved photos, videos and some aerial mapping.
An interesting Chesapeake aerial shoot for some farmland for sale. It was a beautiful day. I added some boundary lines to the photos for clarity.
An interesting aerial shoot in Newport News. This one was for a company that installs the bollards on docks and piers, and wanted some photos and video to show off the project.
The Currituck Public Safety Building is now framed out, and the first floor floor is almost in place.
A cool aerial shoot for the Dollar Tree apartment complex at Summit Pointe. It's a beautiful building, and people are already moving in.
The Marina Villas Construction project in Norfolk has now come to an end. I will miss seeing it every few weeks.
An interesting project for the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, VA. In this case, because it is military restricted airspace, I had to launch from the docks, and could not fly into the airspace at all.
My ongoing construction project in Norfolk is getting closer to wrap up. At this point, there are only a few things to be done. Its been really interesting watching this building grow.
Construction is starting on the Currituck Public Safety Building. This will be a fun ongoing project, taking regular photos of progress.
Following the reconstruction of the old Surf Rider restaurant at Vinings Landing Marine Center in Norfolk.
Another interesting Chesapeake Aerial Shoot for a presentation video. A company is offering parking lot maintenance and handyman services, and wanted video to highlight the things they do. It was a fun flight, but I had a lot of people stopping to check out both the drone and me.
A gorgeous sunny day for a shoot at The MARQ in Virginia Beach. This was an aerial and ground shoot to capture the property's beautiful features.
Our ongoing construction aerial photography project at Marina Villas on Shore Drive, Norfolk is going well. Over the last 2 weeks the roof (well, half of it) has really started taking shape.
Fun commercial shoot in North Carolina. This was an aerial and ground photo shoot of a 7-11 in Barco. Beautiful day, managed to get the shoot in between storm bands..
A commercial aerial video shoot for the Friant factory in the Centerpoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk. The video is to be used in a corporate presentation
Out in the Asheville / Brevard area of North Carolina for photo / video shoots. Took some photos of this beautiful area during the down time.
Really fun shoot for the City of Norfolk Economic Development Department at the empty former Nordstrom Department Store in Norfolk's MacArthur Center. Got interior and exterior footage, and even flew around indoors, which was awesome.
The Marina Villas project is coming along very nicely, the 2nd floor is really taking shape, and now there are 130ft tall cranes to add to the fun :)
A sunny Memorial Weekend for aerial and ground photos around the Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek.
The place was really busy and there were even fireworks.
Beautiful sunny day for an aerial photography shoot in Portsmouth. Two apartment complexes with some excellent views of the Elizabeth River.
A beautiful day for the first shoot in an ongoing construction series for 'Marina Villas' on Shore Drive, Norfolk.
This shoot was challenging because it was less than a mile from Norfolk International Airport.
I had to apply for permissions in advance using the LAANC system, which took a couple of days to sort out. Even with approval, my height was limited to 150ft..
A big shout out to Mrs. Miller, a very kind lady who helped me out when the system didn't seem to want to cooperate.
3 aerial video shoots for the City of Norfolk Office of Marketing and Communications. The shoots were held over 3 visits.
A beautiful but chilly day taking commercial photos for Volkert Transportation and Engineering services. This shoot was to demonstrate work that had been done, with the goal of presenting to future potential customers.
A great fun weekend filming at 'Warriors Rest', an 80 acre property in Cambridge MD run by retired Navy SEAL Don Shipley and his wife, Diane. Their charity offers hunting retreats for wounded warriors, veterans and their families. The resulting 3-part video was placed on their membership website https://videos.extremesealexperience.com
WARNING - LANGUAGE (NSFW)
An aerial photo and video shoot in Suffolk, VA for a cotton farmer who has recently picked his cotton and has it sitting in modules ready for pickup.
A super fun day on the Lafayette River in Norfolk, VA. working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Covering the planting of oysters onto an artificial reef in the river. Great time was had by all, and a really good turnout of boats.
Fourth Commercial Real Estate shoot this week. This one was more complicated, as it was pretty much right outside Oceana Naval Air Station.
There were jets on touch-and-go training flying really low literally overhead every minute or so, which meant communication with the Air Traffic Control was essential. I had to bring the drone down every time the jets were near, and take the shots quickly between passes.
Third of four commercial real estate aerial photography shoots. This one for a retirement community in Hampton, VA.
2nd of 4 commercial real estate aerial shoots this week.
This one was for a neat brewpub, distillery and restaurant in Hampton, VA
First in a set of 4 commercial real estate shoots. This one in Newport News for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math school
A neat shoot with GPC Joint Venture. We were driving around looking for the best camera positions to view the new bridge replacement on I64 in Chesapeake as the construction progresses.
A fun air and ground shoot at the Calvert Cliffs State Park, in Maryland.
It was very overcast, but that added to the ambiance..
Quick flight and ground shoot at Southall Landings Marina in Hampton.
A beautiful place with excellent access to the Chesapeake Bay.
A quick demo showing overlaid graphics onto commercial buildings and land.
A beautiful sunny day getting aerial photos for the Oyster Farm Marina at King Creek, Cape Charles. Although it was a little windy, the photos came out really well and summed up the marina and surrounding property.
Fun day of aerial photography and filming at Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake :) For once the sun cooperated!
Aerial Photography ProjectsA new ongoing Suffolk aerial project for Self Storage
Tuesday September 19th 2023
Aerial Shoot of Chesapeake fire scene
Tuesday August 15th 2023
Aerial Photo Shoot of a Norfolk Printers
Wednesday July 19th 2023
Chesapeake Aerial Photo Shoot for New Road Construction
Monday June 19th 2023
Sunny Aeral shoot at a Virginia Beach House
Friday May 26th 2023
Hardy Elementary Construction is coming along well
Friday April 28th 2023
A Virginia Beach aerial shoot of an oyster reef
Wednesday April 05th 2023
Aerial shoot for a vacant lot in Wanchese, North Carolina
Wednesday March 15th 2023
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