When the weather is clear and the air is crisp there is no better time for aerial photography. We strapped a GoPro to the top of our Sony a7Rii to share some point of view footage of what a helicopter shoot is like. Shooting from a helicopter lets us capture angles that just aren’t possible from other platforms like drone and pole. A lot of planning goes into a helicopter shoot, but we decided to just show you the fun bits.
On most clear days you will find us in the skies over SE Queensland. This gives us the opportunity to capture amazing stock aerial images. Some of these images would cost around $1000 to capture on a one-off tailored shoot. This price factors in the cost of the helicopter, photographer, pilot, and post.
We have collated our stock images into an ever-growing library at stockphotosaustralia.com.au.
Next time you are in need of some breathtaking content to take your report, IM or advertisement to the next level for a relatively inexpensive price, Stock Photos Australia should be your first port of call.
If your planning to fly your drone in the Gold Coast between the between the 25th of March and the 18th of April, your safest bet is to just leave it on the ground.
However, if you are compelled to take to the skies there are extra restrictions in place for the Commonwealth Games.
Pictured, is a map of the Total Restricted Areas (TRA) (Yellow) that will be enforced by police for the entirety of the games. These areas were collated from this Aeronautical Information Circular as well as existing restricted flight areas around helicopter landing sites, non-towered aerodromes (orange) and towered aerodrome (Red). There are also additional restrictions in place for events like the Triathlon and marathon and we encourage you to check out the AIC if you want more detailed information.
We are looking forward to hosting the Commonwealth in SE Queensland and hope everyone makes an effort to keep the skies safe.
Earlier this year we were involved in capturing the Shotover helicopter aerials for a stunning future development in Circular Quay.
We shot on a Shotover F1, with a Sony F55 and Arri-Optimo 18-80mm.
Above is the finished product.
Time-lapse photography is powerful tool for evoking emotion and showing the passing of time. Below is a couple of examples of some of the time-lapses we have recently captured. Get in touch with us today to discuss your next project.
On Wednesday the 26th of July we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to shoot the mammoth 333-meter long super-carrier, USS Ronald Reagan.
The Port of Brisbane Corporation commissioned this shoot to memorialise the largest US military ship docking in Brisbane in over 2 years.
We liaised with the US embassy, Port of Brisbane Corporation and air traffic control in order to make this shoot happen.
We were given clearance to operate in airspace surrounding the giant ship except directly above it. It turns out there will always be some restrictions in place around a nuclear-powered warship.
Below are some of the shots that were captured of the immense vessel.
Delivering a client a great set of images takes more than just having a skilled photographer with the right equipment.
The final and one of the most important steps in the process of delivering stunning images to our clients, is the post processing of the raw images.
Post processing can make a great image even better, however, when deadlines are tight sometimes waiting for idyllic conditions to shoot a great image is not always an option.
When this is the case, extra time spent processing the raw image files can make all the difference between a photo looking okay or fantastic.
Below is the before and after of an image shot on a hazy evening from Newstead back towards the city.
The commercial real estate industry is fast-paced field where deadlines are tight and can change at a moments notice.
Aerial Advantage is structured in every way to be able to rapidly respond to any job request whether it be a ground, drone or helicopter shoot.
We are situated on the tarmac of Archerfield airport – a stones-throw away from the hanger where the helicopters we utilise are kept.
We have a commercial, night rated pilot on staff who knows Brisbane’s airspace like the back of his hand. This on-hand experience helps us provide accurate quotes without consulting any other businesses, allowing us to get your purchase order finalised as quickly as possible.
We have multiple full-time teams of photographers/drone pilots that are ready to shoot when the weather clears, processing your images as fast as possible -usually delivering the finished product the same or next business day.
We currently complete a myriad of different jobs on a regular basis for large commercial real estate firms like CBRE, Cushman and Wakefield and, Savills.
News Corp recently put together this video for ONE Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.
We had the role of shooting both the aerials and level perspective views for this project.
The aerials were shot on our mid-level inspire 1 drone over an afternoon/sunset and the following sunrise/morning. We were very happy with the emotive impact they had on the final piece.
The view perspectives we shot on our large drone with a sony A7R2 professional digital camera. These were shot primarily for print applications and as back plates for renders. But we were also happy with how they were incorporated into the video.
A ground location and lifestyle shoot is a great way to introduce potential stakeholders to the area of your next project. We usually shoot during either the morning or afternoon golden hour to get the nicest lighting, however, sometimes the lunch rush is a key selling point that we are asked to highlight. Shooting in public, without models is a cost effective way to capture the hustle and bustle of nearby parks, shopping districts, and eateries. Shooting with talent is also sometimes the best option when the goal is to capture very specific emotive themes or children
Ground photography is the perfect companion for a great set of aerials, whether they are shot from a drone, helicopter, or both.
Introducing stakeholders to a location with a variety of shooting methods is a great way to show them the big picture, down to the fine details and feel.