I can't believe it has been three years since I bought my first drone and decided to add it to my services for my clients. I was very overwhelmed at first. Most of Norfolk is a no-fly zone, and you are also limited in Virginia Beach too. The main reason is the proximity to military bases in the area. Hiring a licensed drone pilot is essential for you and your company's liability protection.
Three years later and I love flying. I get to provide my clients with a unique perspective; they can't achieve any other way. Whether it's a builder needing to show the layout of a new neighborhood on the water or a different angle on an architectural project, it's so easy with the drone. Also, many times it is not even the height as much as it is an angle I wouldn't be able to achieve without the drone.
Below are some of my favorite images from the past year. The projects include commercial real estate, residential real estate, and editorial images. The images are from Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, and Chesapeake and Carrolton.
Let me know what your favorite images are in the comments below.
Glenn Bashaw is a commercial photographer based in Norfolk, Virginia and is available for travel.