Frequently Asked Questions

YOU ARE BASED IN RALEIGH, NC & HOW FAR DO YOU FLY?

Though we are based in Raleigh, NC, we provide nationwide coverage. There is no limit to our territory. If you need custom aerial photos of any site in the world, we can help. All of your aerial photography needs can be taken care of by making one call to SkySite Images. Because we own our airplane and drones, we are able to fly same-day missions if weather permits. Please Contact Us for more information.

Within North Carolina, we regularly fly to the following places: Triangle, Triad, RTP, Research Triangle Park, Wake County, RDU, CLT, UNC, NCSU, Asheville, Bald Head Island, Blowing Rock, Boone, Burlington, Butner, Carolina Beach, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Clayton, Clinton, Concord, Conover, Creedmoor, Davidson, Duck, Dunn, Durham, Edenton, Erwin, Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Gastonia, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Greenville, Havelock, Henderson, Hendersonville, Hickory, High Point, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Jacksonville, Kannapolis, Kinston, Kitty Hawk, Knightdale, Laurinburg, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Lizard Lick, Mebane, Monroe, Mooresville, Morrisville, Morehead City, Morganton, Mt Airy, Mt Olive, New Bern, Ocracoke, Outer Banks, Oxford, Raeford, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rock Hill, Roxboro, Rutherfordton, Salisbury, Sanford, Shallotte, Shelby, Smithfield, Southport, Statesville, Sunset Beach, Topsail Beach, Wake Forest, Washington, Waynesville, Wendell, Wilmington, Wilson, Winston-Salem, Winston Salem, Winterville and Yadkinville

HOW MUCH DOES YOUR SERVICE COST?

Pricing for photography varies depending on a number of factors. It may be that we have the right view for you in our Image Library. Check our Aerial Map if you are looking for photos of a specific location. If not, we offer custom photography services. As for pricing, every custom photo mission is unique. Some clients want one image. Other clients want several images along with large prints. We can photograph a site one time or we can photograph it monthly or weekly to document construction progress. You may have one site in Raleigh, NC to be photographed or you may have several sites throughout the country. When you have a need for aerial or ground-based architectural photography, please Contact Us and we will provide a quote specifically for you.

CAN YOU PROVIDE MY IMAGES VIA EMAIL?

Pricing for photography varies depending on a number of factors. It may be that we have the right view for you in our Image Library. Check our Aerial Map if you are looking for photos of a specific location. If not, we offer custom photography services. As for pricing, every custom photo mission is unique. Some clients want one image. Other clients want several images along with large prints. We can photograph a site one time or we can photograph it monthly or weekly to document construction progress. You may have one site in Raleigh, NC to be photographed or you may have several sites throughout the country. When you have a need for aerial or ground-based architectural photography, please Contact Us and we will provide a quote specifically for you.

WHAT IS THE LARGEST PRINT SIZE THAT YOU PROVIDE?

There is no limit to the size of print that we can produce. If an image is too large to print in one piece, we produce multiple panels and install them on a wall as one, seamless image. If you have a conference room wall that is 12 feet by 16 feet, we can fill it with an aerial image! Since we produce our prints in-house, we control the quality. This also means that we can deliver prints to you quickly! If you are in the Raleigh area, we will drop off the prints at your office or job site at no extra charge. We want to meet all of our clients!

WHAT IS YOUR TURN-AROUND TIME?

Because we own our airplane, we are the only aerial photography company in the Raleigh/Durham market that can guarantee the ability to fly same-day missions. The weather dictates when we can fly. From September-April, the air is cool and clear so we have many great opportunities to fly. In the summer months, it is often humid and cloudy, so we may have to wait. However, once we have captured custom aerial photos for you, we can deliver them the same day, if there is an immediate deadline. We capture all of our images digitally which eliminates the need to wait for film to be processed and scanned. We have even had clients meet us at the airport so that they can have their images within minutes after we land! We never want to compromise the quality of our images, but we also don’t want to miss your deadline. We will discuss this when you order your custom aerials.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBLIQUE AND VERTICAL AERIALS?

We get asked this a lot, so we’ve compiled some side-by-side comparison examples that will help you understand which views will work better for you. See example oblique vs vertical blog

CAN YOU LABEL ROADS AND LANDMARKS ON THE PHOTOS?

We can customize your images by adding a combination of text labels, property lines, custom graphics, and logos. We have hundreds of actual restaurant and retail logos on file. We can also add your company’s logo. Adding custom graphics can greatly enhance the informational value of an image. See examples of our Digital Design services.

DO YOU KEEP MY IMAGES ON FILE IN CASE I NEED PRINTS AT A LATER DATE?

We permanently archive every image that we capture. Each image has a unique file number so that we can quickly retrieve a specific image if you later need us to provide additional digital files or prints.

DO I OWN THE IMAGES THAT I ORDER?

Copyright is a complex and often confusing issue that we try to keep very simple. Typically, SkySite Images maintains ownership of every image that we capture. However, we make it very easy for you to use your images as needed. Custom images (ones that you hire us to shoot for you) come with reproduction rights that allow you to use images as part of marketing materials, websites, etc. The only limitation is that you cannot resell the images. We are open to working with you to create an agreement that satisfies your needs. Please Contact Us if you have questions about usage rights for your images.

WHAT TYPE OF AIRCRAFT DO YOU FLY?

For most of our work, we fly a Cessna 177 “Cardinal”, a four-seat, single engine airplane. We own the aircraft which enables us to fly at a moment’s notice. The Cardinal is a popular platform for aerial photography due to its balance of speed and maneuverability. For very low level aerial photography (between 10-200 feet above the ground), we use a drone. If we feel that using a drone to capture aerial photos or video will provide better results for you, we will mention this and discuss the details with you.

WHAT KIND OF CAMERA EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

We use Canon and Nikon professional digital cameras and the world’s best lenses. The quality of this equipment cannot be matched. To see for yourself, Contact Us to receive a sample full resolution digital file.

IS YOUR WORK GUARANTEED?

Of course! We believe that photographers should guarantee that you will be satisfied with the images provided. However, we have learned from clients that this is not the case with many photography companies. Our guarantee is this: if you are not completely satisfied with the photos we deliver to you, we will photograph your site again at no additional cost. Some circumstances like the weather are beyond our control, but we will do anything we can to create unique and memorable photos. It is critical to us that our clients are satisfied with their images. If we do not do exactly what we say we will do, we have not done our job and should not be paid.

DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH COMMERCIAL SITES?

We can take photos of anything that can be seen from the air. In addition to commercial real estate and construction sites, we photograph residential property (lake houses, beach houses, farms…), golf courses, industrial sites, city skylines, accident sites, apartment complexes, lighthouses…There is no limit!

WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM ME TO GET STARTED?

Each photo mission is unique. We may be familiar with your site and need very little information. Or we may need to get detailed location information from you. Our Site Locator Map will help you pinpoint the right area for us, or Contact Us directly.
How can we help YOUR business?

Contact Information

Mailing Address
PO BOX 17587
Raleigh, NC 27619

Phone: 919-605-1035
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Email Charlie@SkySiteImages.com

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