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Custom Aerial Photography

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We offer photography from both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft
We offer photography from both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft
Veritcal - With 9x9 camera, for topo or scaled photography.
Veritcal - With 9x9 camera, for topo or scaled photography.
We always consider sun angles, not all providers do.
We always consider sun angles, not all providers do.
Example of labeling
Example of labeling
Panoramic sample
Panoramic sample

Eagle Aerial provides custom photography for locations throughout Southern California (and through our exclusive partners, the entire state). Custom flights are built around your specific needs - whether you are a government entity, commercial customer, or a private individual.  Photography can be  captured from either a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft, and in vertical or oblique format depending on the need of the final product.

Oblique or Vertical?

The first question we always ask our clients is, “Do you want an oblique aerial or vertical aerial?”

An oblique aerial is an aerial photo from camera perspective looking down at an angle to the ground (not directly overhead). Obliques can be either 'High' or 'Low', and can be taken as 'wide shots' or 'close-ups'. Horizon lines may or may not show, depending on the subject. A proof sheet is provided for standard oblique photos that consist of between 9-15 images (depending on your output print size requirement). Choose a favorite image to be cropped to your exact specifications, or simply acquire the entire set for the best value per image.

A standard vertical aerial is one in which the camera position is pointed straight down at the ground, just like viewing a map. Only one photo is necessary for a vertical.

View the comparison between an oblique and vertical aerial photograph.

A true vertical is another type of aerial where all natural geographic and topographic distortions are removed and the image has been spatially corrected and given geographic coordinates. This process is done by ortho-rectifying the image. Ortho-rectifying a vertical image allows it to be used for mapping purposes such as scaling the image, taking accurate measurements or to use with other raster or vector spatial data.

Panoramic Photos

Unlike some providers that take multiple photos and stitch them together to create a panoramic image, Eagle’s colorful panoramas are actually taken with a special panoramic camera. The result is a striking image rich in color and drama. And without the artifacts that can show up from merged image layers.

Note: Minimum charge for all custom photography projects is $4,000.