Aerial Stock Photos - Airview Online

I have been uploading content to airviewonline.com for about three years now.  I always direct clients here as a first port of call.  Over the years I have shot locations in just about every suburb in Melbourne and you can find most of these images on airviewonline.com 

If you are searching for a nice overall aerial shot of Melbourne or a particular suburb it is easy to find.  By entering the address of the location you will be provided with images that match the address.

Aerial stock photos are not always what you may be looking for but if timing and budget are tight it makes sense to start here.  And with Melbourne's weather especially during winter, it could be your only option.

 

Aerial Photography for Dacland

It was a pleasure working with Dacland late last year helping them out with their Rothwell Project.  Rothwell will have 1700 homes built on the site and after reading the information on the Rothwell website,  it will be one of the highlights in the west of Melbourne.  It has been interesting watching the west grow and I seem to be flying further and furether west to shoot locations.  Keep an eye on this one!

Making my Aerial Photography Folio

I'd been thinking for some time that it would be nice to have a printed folio of my work.  After all, I have over a decade worth of images to choose from, but this only makes it harder.   After looking at your own work so often you start to overlook some of the better shots and a second set of eyes is what is needed.  So I went to see Sally Brownbill for a consultation and fist full of images for her to look over.  She spent a few hours searching through them and you can see what she found below.   Looking forward to getting this printed and bound, stay tuned for the finished product!

Drone Aerial Photography in Melbourne

Its been a great start to the year so far.  Here are a few of my favorite drone shoots.  The drone is excellent for getting those lower perspective views for real estate marketing campaigns.  It is also great for construction progress shoots.  

Flying On The 1st Of Feb 2018.

Dear Clients,

A happy new year and welcome to 2018.

I am excited to be back and looking forward to the first flight of the year on the 1st of FEB.

There are a few changes being made after reviewing last year.

With the cost of aircraft rising, I am bringing in a new pricing structure and changing the way I fly.

Traditional Aerial Photography

I will be flying at the start of each month so that I can group many locations into one flight and share the savings with you all.  The new pricing structure allows for all types of budgets and is aimed to give you more value. 

Contact me and I will send over the new prices for the monthly flights.

I will also be doing urgent jobs and more complex jobs throughout the month on a quote by quote basis as usual.  This allows me to include the cost of the aircraft and will be based on distance and time needed to carry out the job.

Drone Photography and Video

I have also updated my drone technology, so you can expect better quality and better images and video.  The drone portion of my services will still be on a quote by quote basis.  Last year saw an increase in level view shoots for new developments and with the new drone, you can expect better quality and a faster turnaround.

 

Cheers!

Brett 

Shooting Aerial Photography for Traffic.

This was an aerial photography shoot I did for Traffic of a location in Geelong.  Was a long wait during the winter time for a clear sunny day, but it was worth it.  You can make out Melbourne in the background and it's not often the sky is so clear that time of the year.  I love seeing how clients use the images and they did a great job with this one.  Check it out for yourself.

 

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Shooting Aerials for the McMullen Group.

This shoot was a challenge as the site sits inside the control zone and right under the flight path for Melbourne Airport.   The weather was perfect and we got lucky, thanks Melbourne Tower!  Getting a nice view of Melbourne from this far out is rare usually because of the smog and haze. 

 A nice and clear view of Melbourne

A nice and clear view of Melbourne

Aerial Photography Tips 01. Shooting from a Cessna 172.

I have been shooting aerial photography in Melbourne and Australia from a Cessna 172 with great success for many years.  People have said to me that you can't get the same results from a fixed wing as you can from a helicopter, but I disagree.   Although in some scenarios a helicopter is the only option, the Cessna will do the job on most shoots.  I have spent so much time flying in these little airplanes I just love them, they are so reliable and easy to fly even I have landed one a few times, under instruction of course.  

When Airborne.

So, what I am going to do now is explain a few things that make your aerial photography flight a success and get the shots you need to get.   The first thing I always do is to set up my camera gear, I usually place my camera bag on the rear seat behind the passenger seat.   I have a camera bag backpack, a Crumpler to be exact that I can leave open by lifting the back up.  I can then leave my cameras and lens within arms reach for easy access.  If it is a short flight I sometimes leave my gear on the floor in the rear of the plane between me and the pilot.  This way I can reach down and grab my camera when needed.  Of course, whenever you are shooting with the window open you should always use a camera strap!  I have tried lots of camera straps but find most of them so bulky and too long.   There is enough going on once airborne and being tangled up with camera straps is not what you need.  I have a dog that I train with a whistle, unfortunately the whistle no longer has a lanyard as I use this as a camera strap while in the air.  It is strong enough and all you need to secure the camera, just don’t tell all those camera strap folks.  The only place I don’t use this type of lanyard is when in a helicopter as the door is off for the whole flight and you want the camera to be very secure.  I will talk some more about pre-flight preparation and working in control zones in my next post. 

What does 6000 feet over the Australian Open look like?

Looking back on some of my summer shoots and wishing the sky was this clear again.  This one was for the Australian Open in Melbourne.   We fly up to 6000 feet to shoot this aerial.  Hanging out of the aircraft is the fun part at that height. !

 

 Melbourne and Olympic Parks 2017

Melbourne and Olympic Parks 2017