Category Archives: Aerial Photography Tips

The Time is Now! (Summer Solstice Considerations)

A professional ground or aerial shot of your building/facility is a great thing to be able to access. Think of the possibilities . . . websites, newsletters, brochures, letterhead, business cards, special announcements, boardroom décor, and more. From May through the middle of July the Utah sun rises to the north of the east west latitude lines. What has that got to do with anything??!! If you own a building that faces north, this is the only time of year when the sun hits the front surfaces. Spring and early summer are also when trees, flowers, and grass are looking their best. But don’t fret if your facility faces  east, west, or south and you still want that springtime freshness. Even around the summer solstice (June 21st)  the sun hits the south side of buildings from mid-morning to mid-afternoon before making its northward trek. And, east and west sides just need morning or afternoon sun. There is always a time of day when the light is best for a given location.

University of Utah Medical Center with Sunlight on the North Side

Our staff has over 65 years of combined professional photography experience, we are licensed commercial pilots, certified master aerial photographers, and licensed drone operators. We can also use a lift truck for those times when you need a low level elevated shot where a drone is restricted or unsafe to use, such as some FAA controlled airspace, high pedestrian or vehicle traffic areas, places without reliable GPS signal, or high electrical or radio wave interference. Don’t think that just because a high angle shot is taken from an aircraft that the price is also high in the sky. More often than not that is just not the case. That high flying angle can really establish your location with respect to the rest of the surroundings, not to mention our majestic mountains.

Utah Valley University with Mount Timpanogos in the Background

Here at Photographic Solutions (a.k.a. Utah by Air), we take time to plan our architectural ground and air photography when the light is just right. If your building is well lit at night, sometimes a sunset shot can be spectacular. Now is the time to give us a call and schedule a time to capture that moment in time when everything looks its best. Don’t wait too long if your front faces north!