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Our Services

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We are the premier provider of custom, high-quality aerial and architectural photography and video in Utah and the West. We have over 45 years of combined experience in the commercial photography world, with two award-winning aerial photographers on staff, both of which are pilots. Our specialties include aviation and aerial photography and video, interior and exterior architectural photography, and scenic stock photography.

We also offer FAA approved drone aerial photography and video!

Aerial Photography

Click here to view our Oblique Photography Gallery

Oblique Aerial Photography (elevated, angled) images are perfect for many applications including industrial, residential, transportation planning and patterns, commercial real estate, construction, progress, legal and forensic, tourist and local interest, environmental, roofing, pictorial, and many more. Oblique images are used to show everything from proximity to local landmarks and transportation acccess to detailed shots of construction progress to stunning panoramas of scenic areas.

Click here to view our Aviation Photography Gallery

Aviation and Air-to-Air Photography -With our background in commercial photography, we can handle any aviation related assignment. We have all the equipment and the experience and knowledge required to overcome the challenges and technical problems that are present when shooting aircraft. Whether it’s shooting in confined spaces with mixed lighting and professional models, balancing and correcting light in the cockpit and instrument panel with the daylight coming in, or executing a multi-camera shoot for a one-take only event like the first flight of a pre-production aircraft, we have done it all and we can do it for you.
Air-to-Air assignments are unique and require adequate planning, experienced pilots in both the photo and the subject plane, and a photographer who knows what to do. There are special challenges and techniques that make air-to-air a specialized offering. Our clients have used our custom air-to-air photography for many purposes, including announcing a new aircraft to the public, flight testing a proof-of-concept plane, showing off a custom built airplane and paint job, magazine articles, demonstrating the aircraft at work, marketing shots for aircraft sales, calendars, and to just hang on the wall at the office so you can see the plane when your not flying!


Vertical Aerial Photography

Vertical aerial photography (straight-down)has many different applications. Project planning, facility and campus management, parking and traffic analysis, property valuation, wetland monitoring, property subdivision, remote bridge and property inspection and many legal uses including accident re-creation and property line issues are just a few of the many possibilities.

Our vertical aerial photography is shot through a special hole in the bottom of our aircraft using a custom designed leveling and stabilizing camera mount for true verticals. The capture process is controlled by gps for accuracy for single and stitched final images. We can deliver almost any resolution as high as sub-inch and shoot any property from small, single home properties to large, multi-image, seamlessly stitched areas. The final product can be ortho-rectified and geo-referenced for ease in GIS use.

Click the links below to view zoomable samples of our vertical aerial photography:

KSPK – Spanish Fork Airport Vertical Mosaic
Canyon Creek Vertical Mosaic
Francis Peak vertical mosaic

Architectural Photography

Click here to view our Architectural Photography Gallery

Great architectural photography requires special knowledge and training. It’s more than merely owning a camera and some lights. The photographer needs to know when to use which lens, how to balance daylight with mercury vapor or florescent bulbs, or both, when to spend the time to set up your lights and when to use advanced compositing software and create the final image in post. Of course, all this knowledge is nothing without the creativity to put it together in an aesthetically pleasing way that best shows the subject in the way the client needs. Which camera angle will accentuate the positive aspects of the design while minimizing the less photogenic areas? Will it look better in morning or evening light? Can it be captured in a single exposure, or will multiple images need to be composited to highlight all the architectural features of the building? We know how to do it right. Let us use our expertise to show your work in its best possible light.

About Us

Photographic Solutions, Inc. is a commercial and aerial photography company that was started by Stan Macbean in 1988. Originally working on his own and focusing on commercial, aerial and advertising photography, the business grew as word of Stan’s skill and excellent quality spread. Allen Macbean, his oldest son, started working with the company in 1996. Over the past 12 years, Photographic Solutions, Inc. has shifted its major focus from general commercial photography to specialize in aerial and architectural photography. Both Stan and Allen are Certified Master Aerial Photographers with the Professional Aerial Photographers Association (PAPA). Allen was also awarded the Epson Aerial Photographer of the Year in 2013.

Stan & Allen in Alaska
Stan & Allen in Alaska

Contact Information:

1347 North State St
Orem, UT 84057

Fax: 801-224-8009

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm