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Our normal service area includes the Greater Houston metro area including Galveston, Baytown, Conroe, Tomball, Katy, and Richmond/Rosenberg. Generally speaking, it is a 50-mile radius of the Houston CBD. We also provide services beyond this local area, but additional flight costs are applied. We routinely travel to Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Beaumont, east Texas, and southwestern Louisiana.
The Positive Image participates in an international network of professional aerial photographers and can provide imagery for anywhere in the United States and some foreign countries. Letting us subcontract your site to one of our photographers helps to control costs while providing local control of the imagery and a level of service that you have come to expect from us.
Our insurance prohibits passengers during a photography flight!
Before the photographer visits the property, we will schedule a short interview with the client. Doing this interview we will discuss the intended purpose of the photography and how it will be presented. Based on the client needs and our experience, we will develop a general shot list for the photography session. We will also communicate with onsite management to coordinate the specific requirements of the session. The photographers trained eye will be the final arbitrator in determining the specific angles and subjects necessary to convey the intended message.
The Positive Image retains ownership rights to all of the images. We do however allow the original purchaser of the imagery almost unlimited usage rights of all images purchased. For a more detailed discussion of Copyright and Copyright Laws in the United States click here.
There is a lot of confusion about drones and what can be done with them. From the photographers perspective, a drone is just another tool that can be used to help tell a story. Drones, by regulation, are limited to operating in the airspace between the ground and 400 feet above the ground. This is a space that is difficult for traditional aircraft to operate in. From the customers perspective, the drone allows for low-level closeup photography that provides otherwise unobtainable images that can show great detail of a subject.
For a more detailed visualization of drones vs. manned aircraft, click here.