Legal Drone Photography in Maryland

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Legal Drone Photography in Maryland

FAA 333 Approved Drone Company in Baltimore Maryland for hire

Our drone company Skye Cam Productions has received our FAA 333 Exemption, with our Pilots-in-command (PIC) maintaining either their FAA Remote Pilot Part 107 Certificate, or ratings for full-size aircraft. Our drones are all registered for commercial use, and we abide by all airspace rules and current regulations. This allows us to conduct drone photography operations commercially and legally in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the rest of the United States.

As drone photography has become more prevalent across the United States, the FAA has developed guidelines that must be followed for any business to use an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for any commercial gain.

These guidelines were developed to keep the national airspace safe while drones become more common for both hobbyists and businesses. With some close calls and injuries related to drone flight making it in the news lately, it is now more important than ever to make sure you are using qualified and legal professionals for any commercial drone photography job.

Here are a few videos that show what mistakes may lead to when a pilot is conducting a drone photography operation without proper safety protocols:

At SkyeCam Studios, we pride ourselves on safety and professionalism. We will always make sure we have a proper flight plan, are not flying over people not involved with the project, and have a spotter on site. This has allowed us to conduct dozens of commercial drone photography operations without a single issue. Our pilots have hundreds of hours of combined experience behind the controls of a variety of drones. We also maintain a minimum of $1,000,000 liability on our drone jobs in Maryland and the rest of the country.

When you are looking for qualified pilots to fly your commercial drone photography job in Baltimore, Maryland, and the rest of the U.S., make sure you are using pilots who are licensed. The license will show their commitment not only to safety, but also to quality of the work.

Feel free to browse our portfolio to see examples of some of our current work. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about using a drone for your photography or videography needs. We hope to chat with you soon!


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Baltimore County City Howard Maryland Aerial Prints for Hire for sale SkyeCamProductions

High Quality Aerial Drone Stock Photography and Prints

Baltimore County City Howard Maryland Aerial Prints for Hire for sale SkyeCamProductionsDue to frequent demand, SkyeCamStudios is now offering customers the ability to purchase stock photography of media listed in the portfolio and elsewhere.

Keep in mind that not all of our aerial drone photographs are listed on the website so if you have a specific request that you do not see, feel free to ask. Additionally customers now have the option to purchase customized digital prints of our aerial drone photographs either on canvas or other available mediums.

These photographs will be edited specifically for large format printing and delivered to you directly or to a nearby retail partner. If for some reason the specific photograph you are looking for does not exist we would be more than happy to drone it for you at our everyday affordable rate and in a timely fashion.

These custom prints are a perfect way to showcase the beauty of Maryland or your property.


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3D Renderings For Real Estate Developers

http://realestaterendering.com/resize/w630-h162/images/Real-Estate-Rendering-2g.jpgMany developers have been increasing the use of renderings for marketing and pre-sales over the past few years whether it’s in Seattle, Dallas or Baltimore. As they say, a picture is worth a 1000 words. You can tell buyers the home will have a beautiful view, with high end features, etc. But without a picture, buyers will typically wait until construction is complete, which means more money out of pocket for the developer, longer exposure to the ever-changing real estate market, and slower turn over rates.

3-D renderings allow buyers to imagine themselves in the home much more than a floorplan could; along with allowing customers from overseas to view the property from the comfort of their own home. Letting potential buyers “see the home” before the home is ever built can lead to presale opportunities which reduces the financing costs and increases profits. Therefore, an architecture rendering is one of the best tools that can be used to capture clients’ attention.

With 3-D renderings, buyers can form an emotional connection to the home and visualize what it would be like living in the home. While home buyers may eventually find a home they could learn to live with, giving them a vision of their dream home is priceless. A potential buyer could see for themselves the home made to their needs. The flexibility of our renderings lets buyers create a home they would love. If a potential buyer wants to see how the home could look with bamboo flooring or different color hardwood floors, or even what different paint colors will look like; a developer using 3-D renderings could give the buyers those visions, rather than losing potential clients to the next developer’s model home.

While developers can better pre-sell homes with 3-D renderings, sellers agents can also awaken a potential buyer’s imagination to what a home could look like after a $30,000 to $50,000 remodel, turning that dated 1970’s rambler into a beautiful modern home. And finally, for home owners it can save hours of stress going back and forth to stores trying to figure out how all the elements come together. 3-D renderings therefore can be a great investment of money and time.


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Use Aerial Photos to Create a 3D Model of Your Home

Aerial Photography Company Uses Drone To Create 3d Printed House For Real Estate

Here at SkyeCam Studios, we stay cutting edge by flying the newest drone technology available. We have made it easy and affordable for homeowners and real estate agents alike to have beautiful aerial photos of their properties. Photographing properties from angles that are physically impossible to achieve with ground-based photography, capturing entire landscapes in one aerial photograph, and even surveying the roofs of houses are some examples of why people hire us instead of ground-based photographers. What’s more, our aerial photography services are more efficient and significantly less expensive than helicopter-based aerial photographers, and we can vary our altitude as low as four feet to as high as 1000+ feet. Most of the time, when taking aerial photos of a house, we only need to fly at 100 to 200 feet, an altitude where helicopters can’t even fly safely.

The next step…

Today, we are proud to announce a new technology along with our standard aerial photographic services. We now offer 3D printed representations of the aerial photographs our drone captures. Some of our clients were giving our aerial photographs of their houses as gifts to family members for special occasions. Now, with our 3D printing service, we are offering our customers an even more custom and innovative way to showcase their homes. A 3D printed representation is an accurate portrayal that you can hold and cherish for years to come.

How do we accomplish this?

This process is accomplished first by taking several hundred high-resolution aerial photographs from our drone, which is made easier by the fact that our camera is fully independent from the drone and stabilized. Most aerial photographs from other companies have a blurred quality from the drones’ rotors spinning and moving the camera. We take pride in the fact that even our raw footage looks like it came from a ground-based dolly or jib. The aerial photographs are then taken back to our studio where we stitch and render them together. The rendered product is a full 3D representation that can then be sent through our 3D printer. We use ABS plastic material and can choose from a variety of colors. Our 3D printer is a dual-extruder type so we can print two colors at once. After the print is complete, we then can paint the model to real life detail. The houses can be built up to 9x6x6 inches and can go even bigger by printing in halves and gluing them together.

Our future…

As far as we know, we are the first to offer this service combining two new technologies: drone aerial photography and 3D printing. This product is something that can be purchased as an add-on for our services and is not only a fun gift for homeowners, but also a great product for developers. We only need about a week from your date of booking our aerial photography services to create a final 3D printed representation of your home. We hope to be your next stop for aerial photography and 3D printing.


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Benefits of Aerial Photography for Real Estate in Maryland

Baltimore Maryland Aerial Photography Shot With Drone By Skycam Studios

As the modern home-buyer has evolved into a digital shopper, with statistics from ‘Digital House Hunt’indicating that 90% of home buyers have searched online during the home buying process and 28% have used their mobile phones, it is very clear that high quality photography is an essential component to selling real estate.

Benefits in the Air

Unfortunately regular ground photography is incapable of showcasing luxury property to its highest potential. For years real estate agents have patched this issue by resorting to aerial photography services reliant upon helicopter and small aircraft. Not only is this option very impractical economically but additionally the photographs and video taken are limited by poor stabilization, elevation and space inflexibility (these types of aircraft are incapable of flying at low altitudes and over certain terrain) and time. The birth of the drone has resolved the main issues with aerial photography for real estate by providing higher quality photography and video at a fraction of the cost of the previously available services.

Minutes to Takeoff

Within minutes of arriving at the location of a house, the drone can be airborne, perform multiple takes of a shot without being constrained by a limited fuel time, and reach any angle or altitude desired by the agent. Maryland is a place of beauty with homes that deserve to be showcased properly. We are able to travel nationwide.

Contact us

Contact us today and let us be your aerial photography and video specialists! We know what it takes to promote and sell your property the right way.


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Indoor Drone Photography in Maryland

Indoor Photography In Baltimore Maryland Using Aerial Drones From Skyecam Studios

With the newest additions to our Baltimore drone fleet, SkyeCam Studios now has the ability to safely perform indoor aerial drone flights for both photos and video. Our drones have the ability to shoot sonic waves to the ground, which in addition of a downward facing camera help to map out the area below for safe flying indoors. This has previously been impossible to achieve safety as previous drone models rely on satellite signals to navigate with and they do not function well indoors.

The Technology

We have a fleet of these drones in Baltimore, Maryland ready to fly both indoors and outdoors. An example of drone use indoors is a video mapping out a home or a commercial real estate location. The shots are silky smooth as the camera is fully independent and stabilized. All video is filmed in Ultra HD, also known as 4K. The advantage of flying indoors is that we can position a camera at any angle.

Indoor Ground Photography Service

Additionally, another dual option service we have not previously mentioned on the website, but have frequently provided for real estate clients is indoor real estate photography. These indoor images of the property are captured with a high quality ground camera separate from the drone, all during the same visit to the home. We are able to your one stop shop providing real estate services room to room as well as drone exteriors.