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Middle Harbour Aerial Photography

Middle Harbour Aerial Photography – where’s you listing?

aerial photo of Balmoral Sydney CBD Middle Harbour Aerial Photography
Getting great images of Sydney to use for the sale of real estate in Middle Harbour all depends on the weather and in particular the wind direction.
That is why I have an extensive library of Middle Harbour Aerial Photography for real estate agents to use. Its all about location when it comes to the top Sydney suburbs such as Mosman, Balmoral,etc.

What do you need?

The best way to view the most suitable aerial photographs for your requirement is to contact me via email and just let me know the suburb you are interested in. I will get back to you quickly with a return set of proofs in watermarked pdf format. Make your choice and let me know then the High Res can be forwarded after rental payment is finalised.

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Aerial photos Sydney Golf Clubs can be fascinating

Sydney Golf Clubs

The best time to photograph a Sydney Golf Clubs and course is in the lower light of the morning or afternoon.

Aerial Photo Sydney Golf Clubs

Here we see the late afternoon shadows on a perfectly groomed Australian Golf Club, Kensington, Sydney, Australia.
Long shadows add an immense amount of drama to an image. They give buildings and people relative dimension.

The very high resolution camera used lets me zoom right into the two golfers on the putting green.

It is essential to use very high resolution cameras because you never know what part of the image you might have to zoom into and get razor sharp detail.

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.

Blue Mountains Aerial Photo

Aerial photo of Medlow Bath at Katoomba Blue Mountains

The end of the line – good brakes required

Blue Mountains Aerial Photo – Sydney Aerial Photography

Recently I flew an assignment to the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney, NSW. You can see from this shot why the area is called ‘The Blue Mountains’. No tricks in photoshop on this pic. This is the natural hue of the picture. The original file is a large 34MP RAW file and would make an amazing enlargement somewhere. That dirt track leads to a spectacular lookout. Be careful, drive slowly and break early.

Flying in the Blue Mountains is a tricky affair and only for the experienced weather forecasters. We jagged a good pattern even though the flight had been cancelled earlier in the day due to pending weather changes. I had a feeling it would stay clear for us and it did. Large towering cumulus clouds danced around us but stayed away from casting a shadow on the target. Although there was some fog haze I was able to remove it in Photoshop … a trick I have perfected over the years. Removing haze from aerial photos is an invaluable trick for the aerial photographer.

Aerial Photography Sydney

Aerial Photography Sydney

Aerial Photography Sydney is easier when you know how. All different light conditions flood the Sydney icons of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Aerial Photography of Sydney is an absolute pleasure anytime of the sunlit day.

Aerial Photography Sydney – Sydney Aerial Photography

aerial photography Sydney Opera House Harbour Bridge

Architect Jorn Utzon had amazing vision and belief to deliver the masterful design and structure of the Sydney Opera House.

But Sydney has its other jewels as well as the icons.

Anything we see from the sky in Aerial Photography Sydney is magnificent.

Its a responsibility to action Aerial Photography of Sydney. You most bring home a result. Helicopters are very expensive so therefore every second counts. It is important to understand your overheads and what really is the bottom line. But more importantly is to understand what your client wants. Your client pays your wage. No confusion.

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Ocean Swimming Pools Sydney, Mahon Pool

Safe and Fresh

Beautiful ocean swimming pools sydney like Mahon Pool Maroubra are a natural joy to experience

Of the many ocean swimming pools sydney in and about Sydney Mahon Pool at North Maroubra seems to be the least known by Sydney-siders. Its tucked away in the rocks and can not be seen by most. From the air it shines as a little oasis for the keen ocean swimmers that delight in the pool’s refreshingly clean water.

All of Sydney’s ocean swimming pools have a very interesting history. Most are built into or an an existing rock platform and have taken years to stabilise because of the force of the ocean waves.

And that’s what Sydney Aerial Photography is for … to show that special aspect that can’t be normally seen … whether its real estate, property or simple ocean swimming pools.

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More images can be seen in the library here

Aerial Photo of Sydney Beaches

Aerial Photo of Sydney Beaches

Aerial Photo of Sydney Beaches Freshwater

Aerial photo of Freshwater Beach, Sydney … later Sunday afternoon, Autumn 2013

Coming home via the coast from a Northern Beaches aerial photography shoot the site at Freshwater Beach was spectacular. A beautiful surf was rolling on and there were plenty of surfers on longboards ‘in the queue’ for a wave. Its fun to take an Aerial Photo of Sydney Beaches

There were also numerous families on the beach taking in the perfect autumn conditions. As an aerial photographer I am always looking so these clean images as my clients are always wanting something different.

Technically these in transit aerial photographs are difficult to master because of the complexity of speed of the helicopter etc. These shots have to be spur of the moment decision work and they are fun to perfect.

To see more aerial library images go HERE

Altona sells for record Sydney amount. Game on

Aerial photo of Altona Point Piper Altona sells for record Sydney amount

Over the years I have photographed numerous properties for sale … many of them over and over again.

Altona in Point Piper is no exception. Altona sells for record Sydney amount.

This time Altona sells for record Sydney amount. In fact an aerial photo I took of Altona way way back (nearly 30 yrs!) broke all the rules. We flew so low that we almost could get out of the chopper … on water!

This time it has taken a while on market but Altona has commanded a current record of $50 + million. So while the claim is out – Altona sells for record Sydney amount -I’m sure it won’t be long before that record is toppled.

The above image is one of a batch I did for the recent sale. A few extra days on market but it eventually sold very well.