SkyShots Photography LLC has been approved by the FAA to offer commercial UAS services. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), more commonly called drones have become a popular way to capture low-level aerial video and imagery. We have been granted a 333 Exemption from the FAA and we also have been approved for Part 107 operations. For more information about Part 107 Regulations see: https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=20516

Real Estate Video

Our drones are gyro-stabilized and provide a rock steady platform for capturing videos. We have enjoyed working with both residential and commercial realtors to provide videos to help them market their listings

Real Estate Imagery

With GPS positioning we can safely and accurately fly around a real estate listing and capture captivating imagery with our drone’s 14 mega-pixel camera. Importance is given to basic photographic concepts such as lighting and composition to make your still shots look the best that they possibly can. Newer photographic techniques, such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and immersive 360 degree panoramics can also be created to help showcase a client’s property.

Aerial Mapping and Survey

We have utilized our drone to create highly accurate topographical maps. Our surveys have also been used to calculate stockpile volumes and have been used to measure the amount of topsoil removed by capturing before and after imagery from our drone.

Inspection of Cell Towers, Bridges and Rooftops

Our drones allow a client to observe and document the condition of their structures. Our drone digital images have been useful in determining if a birds nest (Osprey or Eagle) is “active”.


Our drones can provide critical data to farmers about areas of their fields that are experiencing drought conditions or damage due to insects and fungus. Utilizing the same survey methods as we have for quarry surveys, our drones can deliver timely data for immediate decision making by the farmer.

Law Enforcement and First Responders

We have worked with Henrico Police Department to assist with crowd control and traffic/ parking lot surveillance.

Television / Motion Picture filming

We have worked with the Smithsonian Channel on the filming of “Weapon Hunter” with our DJI Phantom 4 Pro UAS.