I had the privilege of talking with Andrew Buchanan of the American Photographic Artists (APA) group to discuss the usage of Drones for commercial photography. Based in Seattle WA, Andrew is a 20 year architectural and interior photography professional and drone skeptic, but wanted to show differing points of view for the article. Also included in the conversation is Cameron Davidson, a corporate, editorial, and advertising photographer based in Alexandria, VA who now offers drone services. All three of us still shoot aerial photographs from a helicopter, but you can hear each of our stories on how drones have affected our respective businesses by reading the full APA article here:
About APA: “American Photographic Artists (APA) exists to provide business tools that help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative, and profitable business. Established in 1981, APA has a strong heritage of providing benefits, which help our members achieve creative and financial success.”
This beautiful cottage at Black Rock is being listed for sale and I had the opportunity to photograph it on a snowy December afternoon. This shoot consisted of interior, exterior, and drone photos of the home and surrounding golf course on lake Coeur d’Alene. To call this luxury home a “cottage” is quite an understatement!
From the Black Rock website:
“North Idaho’s Black Rock is a special place, where world-class golf and nature artfully collide. It’s an ideal environment for creating family memories and making new friends. To fully appreciate it, you need to experience it for yourself.”
The Jake at Indian Trail is an upscale Apartment community in North Spokane. Built in the popular Indian Trail neighborhood, this property is close to shopping, dining, and the outdoors. Tenants can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and the community clubhouse which features a full kitchen, dining room, television, fireplace, and cardio gym. RL Miller Photography and Spokane Drone Photography worked together to produce this full marketing package for the location with stunning interior photographs, aerial images, and a marketing video.
Aerial Drone images of the Jake at Indian Trail
We also produced a great video for “The Jake” utilizing a combination of drones and interior video set to upbeat modern music
Rob from Spokane Drone Photography & RL Miller Photography LLC had the opportunity to be interviewed by Alan Perlman of UAV Coach and Drone Pilot Ground School on the topic of flying drones commercially, and the transition from a part time photographer to full time. Alan and his companies have a following of over 30,000 drone pilots and photographers all around the world and it was a privilege to be featured. This video is made available as part of the training series as a value-add for the students but you can watch it for free here. It’s about 47 minutes long but I believe that it is worth watching if you are interested in entering or learning about the drone market.