Atlanta Aerial Photography

38 Years of Aerial Photography Experience in Atlanta, All of Georgia and the Southeast US

Thirty Eight Years of Aerial Photography Experience.

Crawford Aerial Photography, Inc. began providing Atlanta Aerial Photography services in 1985 by Jim and Judy Crawford of Atlanta, Georgia.

Jim is a former Army Helicopter pilot and Corps of Engineer Officer with aerial photography training while in the Army.  Jim has a Commercial Pilot license in an airplane single and multi-engine, helicopter with an instrument rating in both.

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The company began with Burger King during their rapid expansion in the mid-1980s to the late 1990s.  Crawford Aerial Photography provided aerial photo shoots for their proposed sites in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and the panhandle of Florida.

Today they are providing aerial photography for:

  • Large commercial real estate brokers for advertising their listings of apartments, shopping centers, malls, commercial buildings, and land.
  • Contractors to show completed construction examples for advertising their product like artificial turf fields, roofing, buildings, pavement, and parking lots and subdivisions.
  • Construction companies for monthly progress aerial photography.
  • Residential Real estate Agents to promote their home and farm listings.
  • Individuals who want an aerial photograph of their property.
  • Hunters who want an aerial view of their hunting property.

Crawford Aerial Photography, Inc. has the flexibility to provide low-level aerial photography using a helicopter, airplane, or drone to get mid and high-level aerial photography.

aerial photography for Seascape and Shoreline
aerial photography for construction progress
Atlanta Aerial Photography
Atlanta Aerial Photography

Which platform is the best for your photoshoot?  An airplane, helicopter, or drone.

An airplane is the most cost-effective platform because of its speed and relatively low cost of operation.  Multiple sits can be flown per flight over a very large geographic area allowing for very attractive pricing. The airplane can operate down to 1000 feet above the highest obstacle in populated areas and down to 500 feet above the highest obstacle in rural areas.  It can operate up to 10,000 AGL (Above Sea Level).

A helicopter does not have any low altitude restrictions.  Its most effective use is between ground level and 2000 feet where it can fly without the many restrictions of a drone.  The helicopter does not have all of the airport delays of an airplane and many sites can be flown in a local area very efficiently.

Drones are the rage now but they have many flight restrictions.  They are limited to 400 feet above the ground, are not allowed to fly over people, traffic or anything that can be injured or damaged if the drone crashes.  Drones may appear cheaper to use until the operator has to drive in traffic to each site while the aerial photographers in the airplanes and helicopters are flying between the sites at 100 miles per hour.

More about the aircraft choice.