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How Aerial Photography Works

Our professional FAA-licensed photographers specialize in aerial photography and have spent years perfecting their craft to capture only the highest quality images for businesses like yours.

At CS3 Photography, our aerial images are taken from thousands of feet above ground in an aircraft or drone to capture different angles of your business or property from a bird’s-eye view.

To ensure we provide you with the greatest images and angles to represent your space, we use a variety of machinery and techniques — fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, drones, blimps, parachutes, vehicle-mounted poles and other similar equipment.

Aerial photography can be shot both manually and automatically, but typically, they’re taken from an angle, otherwise known as “oblique” aerials. Oblique aerials are perfect for capturing the fine details, like complex building architecture or landscape designs. Additionally, aerial images can also be taken at a downward angle — AKA “vertically”. Vertical aerials are best for displaying very large, expansive spaces and/or the streets that surround your business or property.

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Is Aerial Photography Right for You?

Aerial photography is best for businesses or properties looking to display large outdoor areas with professional imagery. These types of images are all-inclusive and capture your business or property in one shot.

We cater to a wide range of businesses who utilize aerial photography to capture their all-encompassing offerings. If you have a large property, multiple locations, in-progress construction, outdoor venues, an expansive campus or something similar, aerial photography might be the right fit for your needs.

Request a quote to get your aerial photography shoot scheduled in San Diego today.

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San Diego, California, USA downtown skyline at the Embarcadero. Aerial Photography, San Diego.
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San Diego, California, USA downtown skyline at the Embarcadero. Real estate photography San Diego.
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Most Common Uses for Aerial Photography

Construction Progress

Promotional Materials

Property Management

Campus Maps

Insurance Claims

Venues & Landscapes

Book CS3 Aerial Photography Anywhere

Need to book aerial photography outside of San Diego? With CS3, you can book any of our photography services in all U.S. states as well as in Canada.

Our large network of professional photographers are always available to you so you can conveniently book all shoots through one point of contact. Whether you have one location or hundreds, CS3 can help you get the images you need with ease.

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San Diego, California, USA downtown skyline at the Embarcadero. Real estate photography San Diego.

Aerial Photography With CS3

Largest Aerial Photographer in the U.S.

15+ Years in Aerial Photography

Consistent Pricing (No Hidden Fees or Negotiating)

Expert Team of Aerial Videographers

Our Nationwide Services

Perhaps your business is in need of professional photography and videography outside of aerial images. With CS3, you can book a professional shoot for any of your needs — professional stills, custom virtual tours, Google Street View tours, videography and customized virtual staging.

Conveniently book any CS3 Photography service in the U.S. as well as in Canada to accommodate any locations you may have outside of the San Diego area. Take advantage of our bundle discount (up to 25% off) when you book more than one service with us.

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Professional Photography

We work with various industries to provide evergreen professional stills for the perfect marketing materials. From restaurant/service to hospitality, retail, multi-family housing, insurance, outdoor venues and more, get assets you can use for years to come.

Custom Virtual Tours

A customized virtual tour can be an invaluable tool for many businesses, including entertainment venues, hotels, properties for sale and many others. With a 360-degree tour, your prospects can get an exclusive view of your property without ever needing to leave their home.

Custom Virtual Tour View of International Diamond Center

Google Street View Tours

With a Google Street View Tour, your prospects can get a glimpse into where your space is located prior to navigating there. A 360-degree Google Sreet View tour will display your business’s exterior and its surroundings so prospects can locate your property with ease when arriving for the first time.

Cambria Hotel Street View With Google Street View Trusted Badge

Professional Videography

With professional videography, you can create an inspiring visual story that delivers your brand message seamlessly. Get a high-quality video at a low and affordable price, complete with post-production editing — effects, elements, music, transitions and more.

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Aerial Photography

Our FAA-licensed photographers can help you capture any expansive property within one cohesive image. Capture your greatest selling points from a birds-eye view so you can showcase them online for prospects everywhere to see.

San Diego, California, USA downtown skyline at the Embarcadero. Aerial Photography, San Diego.

Customized Virtual Staging

Take your space to the next level with eye-catching designs using virtual decor. Use customized virtual staging to decorate an empty room or spruce up an already furnished room with accent pieces conveniently and cost-effectively.

Virtual Staging in San Diego Home

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

1. Request a Quote

First, request a quote and our team will be in touch with the next steps.

2. Schedule a Shoot

Then, we’ll work with you to book your shoot on a date that works best for you.

3. Get Your Assets

About two weeks from when your shoot wraps, you’ll receive your images and/or videos — download ready.

Get Started With CS3 Photography

Ready to get started? Contact us so we can get your San Diego photoshoot on the books today.
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Here’s What Customers Say

“We have used CS3 Photography in a variety of markets and they have done a great job with all of the photos. They are very communicative and easy to work with. The quality of the community photos is great and they highlight the properties beautifully.”

— Westminster Living

“I worked with CS3 Photography while completing a large project for my employer Valley Hope, an addiction treatment program. It was 14 locations in 7 states. All the edited photos were amazing and the work was done very quickly. All expectations were met and most exceeded when the project was completed."

— Ryan Culver

“It has been a real pleasure to work with CS3 Photography. We've hired them for our showroom photography. Great communication, very friendly, and professional. The quality of the photography is amazing. Scheduling is a breeze with Emilee she is very organized. Thank you CS3 Photography!”

— Arc Surfaces Marketing

“They did a fantastic job highlighting our space. They were thoughtful enough to postpone when we had difficult weather in order to get the best photos possible. The end result was well worth the money! Professional and proactive with a fantastic end result."

— Mark Dickens

“We have worked with CS3 planning photoshoots all over the country with a last-minute turnaround, and they are always ready, quick to respond and have been very flexible with us. So thankful to be able to do business with these great people!”

— Candice Ring

“The CS3 team has been an amazing partner for a few years now. They are responsive, quickly pick up on specifications and needs unique to our company and stick closely to timelines. I always know I can count on the CS3 team, especially Dax, to deliver a great experience.”

— Allison Floyd