May 30th, 2007
Vince at propertysnaps.com.au reports that he’s added a new revenue stream to his real estate photography business- true aerial photography – the kind where you get in a real airplane. Vince says:
“I have started offering aerial photos from an aircraft. Basically I hire a plane for $250AU per hour and I can shoot about 7-8 properties in an hour, I charge the developers and agents $200AU per site. To get the jobs I just ring around all the agents weekly and tell them that I have a photographer going up next week and we have some slots available, do they have any work they want done? I also tell them that our normal rate is $380AU per shoot for a standalone shoot or if they go onto this standby list I will do it for $250AU, The word is starting to spread now, last Friday I did 20 jobs and was in the air for 3 hours, I spent about 3 hours on processing and uploading, We grossed just over $4500 for that days work”
Not a bad days work! Vince says he does this mainly for large developers that have a shopping center or large development. However, this kind of aerial photography works for upper-end residential homes too. In the last year or two we have sold several homes where the seller had a nice aerial shot of there home. What some one in our area has done is photograph a whole neighborhood of homes on a speculative basis. Then they come around door-to-door with proofs to show home owners, taking orders for various size prints. The shot above is a photo one of our clients had purchased.