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Images of Sydney

Images of Sydney

Having been a professional photographer for most of my working life I have collected a vast amount of images of Sydney, NSW, Australia. These images are from the air and from the ground.
Aerial photography forms the backbone of my business and most of those clients also need some still images of local areas taken from the ground. These are the fun shots to do and I always set a challenge to listen to the customers brief first then decide if I have the images or I shoot new images.

I think its important to know Sydney intimately if you are going to produce the best images of Sydney. In 1986 I was commissioned to be the head photographer for a book on Australia for Australia’s Bicentenary. Although a long time ago the job was the most influential in my career. The owner of the business/publication was a wealthy South American with years of knowledge. He also had the best photographic equipment money could buy. He taught me the value of ‘seeing and recording’. I still have most of those images dating back to 1986.
Nowadays the cafe culture has boomed. People have more refined social tastes and requirements. Sales imagery should match those requirements.
If you are in the market for current images of Sydney please give me a call to discuss your requirements.
And don’t forget about our extensive (100,000 + images) aerial image library:
Images of Sydney - Aerial Photo Chatswood CBD

The best equipment for aerial photography Sydney

The best equipment for aerial photography Sydney

Camera lens in pristine clean condition. Best equipment for aerial photography Sydney

Please clean your lenses

There is a great saying that ‘the best camera is the one you have in your hand‘. Yes that is true. For the demands of high resolution aerial photography in Sydney its is not necessarily true.

When I take a holiday I love to just take my phone out and challenge myself with the limited capability of such a multipurpose device. Its a different story when I jump in the helicopter on a mission to aerial photograph Sydney.

My customers demand the highest possible quality and its up to me to deliver beyond their expectations.

Here’s proof:

Thanks for everything, I’ll get back in touch when we need some more shots (over summer).
Thanks for the gr8 service and shots
Kind regards

This job referred to was very demanding. Low level out at sea, moving boats, moving helicopter, seas tossing. You get the picture. I had to! In moments like that you need a thorough knowledge of your aerial photographic equipment and a very high resolution camera. Fast lenses are essential. As the experts say ‘you need good glass!’

Another thing that is critical for all photography is to have clean equipment. I always carry lens cleaning cloth. I prefer to use the micro fibre style cloth. I clean my lenses before every flight. I clean the front and I clean the back. A must do practice.

Looking after my equipment I am assured that I have the Best equipment for aerial photography Sydney

Art in the aerial pictures – seeing the art from the sky

Art in the aerial pictures

Art in the aerial pictures

Art in the race track curves


Often when flying over I can’t resist a shape or a set of colours … or both. Balanced shapes are easy to see from above. We live in shapes. We move throughout shapes. Ever thought of our environment as art? Of course it is.

In the above shot of a corner of Warwick Farm Race Track I knew there was going to be a shot so I just clicked away a few times and the result is pleasing. Bottom left the green tractor is heading out for yet another lap. Possibly boring but would be very satisfying to see the result and know that they are part of ‘art in the aerial pictures’.

The real art in the art is being ready and alert. This job of aerial photography is all about maximising the opportunity of being aloft. See it snap it. Trash it later if its no good but don’t leave the shot in the air.