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Aerial Photography Explained

At CS3, we employ FAA-licensed photographers who have years of experience capturing the best angles of properties and their surrounding areas to showcase online or in marketing materials. Our high-quality imagery is taken from aircraft and drones that fly up to thousands of feet above the ground, providing you with the best aerial views possible.

While there are various types of equipment that can be used to get these aerial images, here are the most popular: fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), blimps, parachutes and vehicle-mounted poles.

We take aerial photographs both manually and automatically. Typically, aerial shots are taken from an angle, or “oblique”, or can be taken straight downwardly, also known as vertically. Vertical aerials are best for showcasing streets or large, open spaces that surround a particular property or business. In contrast, oblique aerials better capture the details of the subject in focus, such as a building’s architecture or a landscape design.

From construction to resorts and more, there are many industries that can benefit from aerial photography — especially when needing to photograph and showcase the entirety of your property and its surroundings.

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What Are the Best Uses for Aerial Photography?

Aerial photography is the most ideal way to photograph large properties, multiple locations, outdoor venues, in-progress construction, expansive campuses and many other exterior property types. If you’re looking to capture an all-encompassing view of your property to showcase its greatest assets to your prospective customers or buyers, aerial photography is the solution for you.

Get started today by requesting a quote for your aerial photography shoot in Houston so you can benefit from visuals your prospects won’t be able to take their eyes off.

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Aerial view of the city of Houston skyscrapers from directly above. Aerial photography Houston.

Most Common Uses of Aerial Photography

Construction Progress

Promotional Materials

Property Management

Campus Maps

Insurance Claims

Venues & Landscapes

Book an Aerial Photoshoot Anywhere in the U.S.

Did you know CS3 Photography serves all 50 states as well as Canada? Our wide network of professional photographers spans across both regions so you can easily book a photoshoot at one location or multiple in minutes.

We’re eager to help you get the perfect aerial images of your property and its surrounding area so you can stand out to prospects. Get started by requesting a quote now.

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Additional Services Offered in Houston, Texas

Perhaps you need to book more than just an aerial photography shoot. Say no more, CS3 Photography provides additional photography and videography services including professional stills, custom virtual tours, Google Street View tours, videography and customized virtual staging. Don’t forget, you can book a CS3 professional photographer in any U.S. state as well as in Canada for any of your properties in Houston and beyond. We also offer a bundle discount when you book more than one service for up to 25% off.

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Professional Photography

Looking to book a photoshoot for professional stills? From restaurant/service to hospitality, retail, multi-family housing, insurance, outdoor venues and more, CS3 Photography can help you highlight the best of your business and what you have to offer.

Custom Virtual Tours

Virtual tours allow you to give prospects a sneak peek at what’s to come without needing to speak to them first. From the comfort of their home, prospects can access your business's 360-degree tour to view highlights, features and benefits that you can showcase on your website. Entertainment venues, hotels and real estate are just a few of the industries that take advantage of customized virtual tours, and you can too!

Custom Virtual Tour View of International Diamond Center

Google Street View Tours

Give your prospects a glimpse into the area they’re headed to when you utilize a Google Street View tour on your Google listing. Boost your online visibility and provide potential customers with a 360-degree experience of your business's exterior and its surroundings so they can feel confident in where they’re going.

Cambria Hotel Street View With Google Street View Trusted Badge

Professional Videography

We know that videography can cost a fortune, which is why we offer high-quality visuals at a low, affordable price. We’ll help you create your brand’s visual story through a promotional video, complete with post-production editing such as effects, elements, music, transitions and more. You’ll also receive any additional b-roll and full ownership rights to all of your video assets.

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Aerial Photography

We employ FAA-licensed photographers so you can rest assured your aerial images come out nothing short of perfect. We’ll help you capture all of your business's greatest angles from the sky so you can showcase your entire property — no matter the size — in just one image.

Customized Virtual Staging

Does your space need an upgrade before showing it off online? Take advantage of our cost-effective virtual staging service that’ll help you elevate any commercial space. We utilize graphic software so you can digitally furnish and accent an empty room or enhance one that’s already been furnished. It’s quick, easy and requires minimal effort.

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Get Started in Just Three Simple Steps

1. Request a Quote

Get started on your photoshoot when you request a quote and we’ll be in touch with the next steps.

2. Schedule a Shoot

Scheduling your shoot has never been easier! Even if you have a hectic schedule, we’ll work with you to ensure we maximize the time and date that works best for you.

3. Get Your Assets

Once your shoot wraps, you’ll typically receive your images and/or videos within two weeks. Delivered in a ready-to-go format, your assets will be available for immediate use the minute you get them.

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Get in touch with us so we can get your Houston aerial photography shoot scheduled today. Have questions? Let us know in this form and we’ll get back to you with the answers so you can feel good about booking your shoot.
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Get in touch with us so we can get your Houston aerial photography shoot scheduled today. Have questions? Let us know in this form and we’ll get back to you with the answers so you can feel good about booking your shoot.
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What People Are Saying

“I have partnered with CS3 for two projects and I couldn't be happier with the service and quality of work. The team is personable, detailed, and efficient. They gathered all the information needed and completed the job with taking minimal time out of my schedule. Since we have completed our online virtual tours, we have seen online sales increase, which we can specifically track back to CS3's work. Partnering with CS3 is a no-brainer.”

— Dustin Stutzman

“It has been a pleasure working with Dax and the CS3 team. It’s very easy to schedule projects and stay updated with the progress of the projects. If we need anything at all, they’re very responsive. Would definitely recommend their services.”

— Robert Torres

“We have worked on many occasions with CS3 and have been very pleased! On every occasion, they have been very professional, helpful and quick to resolve any issue that came up. Great company. Highly recommend! Thank you CS3!”

— Atlanta Street View Inside

“I have been working with CS3 for over a year. I have had a very enjoyable experience. Dax and his team are responsive and attentive to our needs as a nationwide client.”

— Scott Segel

“They did a really nice job on the 360 and still photos; they were quick to book, communicative, and professional. Definitely recommend.”

— Sarah Zelman

“Dax and his team are great to work with! They have been doing photography work for us at just shy of 38 boutique properties. The quality of the work is amazing and I would recommend them any day of the week.”

— Ryan Galbraith