Frequently asked questions:What is Aerial Photography Services' range of operation?
Typically within VA. More distant sites are
considered on a case by case basis.
How do the results compare with traditional aircraft/bucket truck
The robotic helicopter operates from ground level to cloud level; a
range that is most useful to clients. When certain needs arise APS
uses a Cessna 182 to complete assignments.
How soon after a photo session does a customer receive photos?
A temporary website is set up for the client to download pictures by the
evening of the photo shoot. I mail the CD within one day.
What is the nature of the copyrights on photos?
Both APS and the client retain rights to use the photos however desired,
unless specified otherwise.
How large of a lot can be framed in a picture taken by this robotic
Oblique photography has many interpretations, a few hundred acres is a
fair answer; orthogonal mapping is a linear process which can
theoretically be adapted to any size lot, and can cover
close to a square mile.
What do sessions cost?
Pricing is by quote as it varies widely due to driving distance and your
What format are the photos delivered in?
Every session involves taking the photos in an 18MP RAW format from a
Canon APS-c camera, and hand processing the photo for the most natural appearance.
The photos you receive are in low-loss JPEG 18mp format.
How long has APS been in business?
Development of the concept and unmanned helicopter systems began as a
business project by Eric Fernandez in late 2003, an operational system
has been in service since 2004.