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Aerial, Arial, Ariel

Aerial, Arial, Ariel


We accept any spelling (Aerial, Arial, Ariel) for the word AERIAL in Sydney Aerial Photography. Its one of those weird words.

Just for the records when we use the word ‘Aerial’ it means we are elevated some how. This could be Aerial Photos from a Helicopter, Aerial pictures from a fixed wing plane, or even Aerial photography from a Drone UAV.

spelling scrabble


Here’s what a dictionary says about the word ‘AERIAL’:

  1. of, in, or produced by the air aerial currents.
  2. inhabiting or frequenting the air: aerial creatures.
  3. operating on a track or cable elevated above the ground: an aerial ski lift up the mountainside.
  4. reaching far into the air; high; lofty: aerial spires.
  5. partaking of the nature of air; airy.
  6. unsubstantial; visionary: aerial fancies.
  7. having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal: aerial music.
  8. Biology. growing in the air, as the adventitious roots of some trees.
  9. pertaining to or used for, against, or in aircraft.
  10. supplied or performed by means of aircraft: aerial support; aerial reconnaissance.


Back to the spelling ….

Some people have miss spelt it ‘Arial’ …. its not Sydney Arial Photography its Sydney Aerial Photography.

Some people could think that it is spelt as Ariel

Here’s what the dictionary says about Ariel:

  1. (in Shakespeare’s Tempest ) a spirit of the air who is required to use his magic to help Prospero.
  2. Astronomy. one of the moons of the planet Uranus.
  3. Aerospace. one of a series of British satellites that studied the ionosphere, cosmic rays, and x-rays.
  4. Also, Ar·i·elle . a female given name.
  5. a male given name.

Here’s what Wiki says.


And on and on we go. Aerial, Arial, Ariel

So there are many ways to spell where and what we do but really only one way to spell Aerial as in Sydney Aerial Photography. And what we do is take AERIAL PICS, photos, photographs, images … whatever it takes to get whatever you want.

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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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

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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Glamping Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour

Glamping Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour

Glamping Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour

Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour offers onsite camping and Glamour Camping
















Yes Glamping is Glamour Camping

Those little dots on the ground are tents and some of them are set up for Glamour Camping – Glamping.

Cockatoo Island is a heritage-listed island in the middle of beautiful Sydney Harbour. Hop on a ferry and explore the island for the day or stay overnight in the campground or holiday houses.

Retaining all its character and heritage from decades of human endeavour by convicts and shipbuilders alike, Cockatoo Island has undergone a renaissance in every sense of the word and opened its doors to all.

Glamping Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour: – When you don’t have the equipment or much time to plan, Glamping is the way to go. It’s a laid-back luxury camping experience where everything is organised for you. Unlike traditional camping where you bring the tent and gear with you, with glamping it’s all set up and ready to go on your arrival.

There is a large camping kitchen is available which includes 10 x BBQ areas, a fridge, microwave and a zip boiling water system, campers need to supply their own cooking utensils, cutlery and plates. Additional camping mats and chairs can be hired from the Accommodation Office.

When Aerial Photography is done on Sydney Harbour we often travel past Cockatoo Island because the Parramatta River west of the Harbour Bridge is a helicopter lane. We see it in its best and its worst and take aerial photos of Sydney in whatever conditions our client requires . The fun days are when there is lots of activity to do with Glamping Cockatoo Island Sydney Harbour. People, families, big groups, small groups are everywhere and the cafes and restaurants are very busy.

The 19th Biennale of Sydney are currently exhibiting on Cockatoo Island until the 9th June.


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 photography of tow-in-surfing amongst big surf conditions

Aerial photography of tow-in-surfing amongst big surf conditions

Good flying last weekend over the coast and we jagged some spectacular tow-in surfing. One thing I really get a buzz out of is Aerial photography of tow-in-surfing amongst big surf conditions. The driver of the jet ski was particularly brave and the aerial photography conditions were perfect off North Narrabeen, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Aerial photography of tow-in-surfing amongst big surf conditions

Aerial photography of tow-in-surfing amongst big surf conditions is difficult. It is all about the timing. There are many factors you have to consider and wait for. The surf, the wind, a big wave set, etc etc,. Once on the chosen wave you have to depend on the surfer to stay on the wave.

Or its all over and you start again.


Thanks to Robert Simeon of R&W Mosman for his kind words:
“The all-time master of aerial photography Tim Mooney captured this amazing shot last weekend of a surfer being towed in at North Narrabeen beach – this wave was huge.”

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