With the emergence of drones, aerial imagery has spread quickly and is now used by film makers, marketing agencies, real estate agents, construction companies, estate owners, and wineries.
Get the attention of your audience and show what you have from a new perspective.
Shane King, Mission Pictures, San Francisco
We are very dedicated to our work. Whether it's a single photo, a large panoramic picture, or a video, we’ll be as excited as you to capture it.
We keep our drones up to date with the latest technology, so that we are using the best safety features and getting the highest picture quality.
Our foundation is Mike's creative background in photography and serveral years of flying drones.
Every one of our flights is conducted with safety in mind, and according to FAA Part 107 and local rules.
With your input and requests, we create custom panoramas with 20-40 single photos stitched together. Printed as MetalPrints, our panoramas' vibrant colors and impressive depth of detail make a statement in every commercial or residential location.
Imagine how your location will look as you watch these videos!
For a larger selection of our videos, check out our portfolio on Vimeo
Do not fly directly over people or moving vehicles
Always fly with a visual observer as recommended by the FAA
Maintain commercial liability insurance
Perform an on-site risk assessment of weather, buildings, people, trees and power lines
We operate under the “Voluntary Best Practices for UAS Privacy” promoted by the FAA
We do not utilize personally identifiable images of individuals without prior permission
We currently use two drones to accommodate different needs. The smaller drone is a DJI Phantom 4 with redundant sensors for higher reliability. The bigger drone is an 11lb. hexacopter with a zoomable Sony RX100 camera. Both drones are GPS controlled with the latest safety features (automatic return to home, geo-fencing)
All of our drones are registered with the FAA
Mike's new drone business is the culmination of his interest and expertise in technology, creative work, photography, and in flying.
Working for 20 years as a software engineer, his focus was on the visual aspects of user interface design. Eventually he co-founded Mindjet, an award-winning international company. The process of launching a start-up and building it into a success has taught him the true meaning of professional service and quality development, and about the importance of listening to and understanding individuals’ needs. Mindjet was recently sold to Corel.
In 2006, Mike began to fly model helicopters and airplanes, and moved on to drones in 2011. Over the last few years, he has become proficient in building and maintaining drones and has learned how to combine his flying and photography skills to produce amazing aerial imagery.
Prior to the new commercial FAA drone regulations, Mike worked on many volunteer projects using the name Discoveries From Above. His panoramas were featured in Corte Madera for the city’s 2016 Centennial, and can be seen in the Town Hall. Marin TV is currently showing some of his videos on their local Marin channel.
You’ll find that we provide highly personalized service and very competitive pricing for our small team.
Serving Marin, Sonoma and Napa as well as the San Francisco Bay Area