Louisiana and Off Shore Aerial Photography

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I have shot aerial photography in Maui for about 8 years where the wind blows hard, the helicopter shakes a lot, and constantly chasing the fast subjects on the waves makes aerial photography pretty challenging. Using an experienced pilot that can get you exactly were you want to be in rough weather (and bring you home safe) is a must! See how close I got on this shot where the pilot got so low, close to the water, that the spray from the wave wet us both since the doors on the helicopter must be removed.Canon’s IS* (Image Stabilization) can sure help with the vibrations from the helicopter but you still gotta shoot at high shutter speeds and be ready to aim! So, if you do need aerial photography in Louisiana or out of state for offshore platforms oil rigs or anything, you definitely come to the right place. Please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to provide you a quote asap with no obligation.

Katrina destruction after one year later
On July 27, 2006 , almost a year after hurricane Katrina hit, I went on a helicopter tour with the National Guard of Jackson Barracks in New Orleans, Allen Lottinger from the St. Charles Herald Guide, and other members of the Louisiana Press Association. As you can see from the pictures below, the damage was still there…unreal! (Thanks to Canon Professional Services and Allen Lottinger!) The images below are shot during a cloudy/rainy day, through a plexiglas window from a Black Hawk moving at 160 mph…not really the ideal conditions:).

Fees as they relate to copyright and reproduction rights will be established in advance before a photo shoot. Please see below how pricing is calculated.

Creative Fees

Charged for creating the images; based on creativity, deadline, technical difficulty of producing the images and duration of photo shoot. Post-production is included.

Licensing Fees

Added to the creative fees according to your needs and will be based upon these factors:

  • Media (ad, book, brochure, web site etc.)
  • Size
  • Total Circulation (up to 10.000, 50.000 etc.)
  • Language
  • Distribution (worldwide/countries)
  • Duration (up to six months, 1 year, 2 years etc.)
  • industry you’re in (airline, banking, small business etc.)
  • Placement (home page, secondary page, pdf, back cover ad etc.)

Expenses

Helicopter, pilot, travel, car rental and any other expenses that may occur.

I license the rights to use the photos for the exact licensing rights that you will actually use and need; only royalty free photography allows you to use images as you please for as long as you want.*This way of pricing photography is standard and does not only apply to aerial photography.

Post-production: the files are enhanced (color balance, saturation and sharpness), delivery of images on multi platform CD or DVD in tiff format. Files will have enough resolution to be printed as murals and since they are digital you won’t have to worry about losing you original slide or negative, just back them up and be worry free!

Included Services

Post-production: the files are enhanced (color balance, saturation and sharpness), delivery of images on multi platform CD or DVD in tiff format. Files will have enough resolution to be printed as murals and since they are digital you won’t have to worry about losing you original slide or negative, just back them up and be worry free!

Additional Graphic Services

Removal of unwanted objects in image, over imposed graphics, logos, building names, street names, symbols, maps etc., overnight post-processing, custom cropping and selective blurring.

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