These two photos were very different but aimed at the same goal: rent or sell the property in question. Our client Real Estate Agent Ana Zalesky, asked us to highlight the desirable feature to sell this home on Adams Drive, Key Largo. Features were: that the home was five houses down from the end of the street. And the solar panels. Our client Frank James JD MD, wanted the apartment promoted for vacation rentals and long term rentals. Featuring: the ocean views, the modern decor and ease of living at The Palms, Islamorada.
Shoot 1: Adams Drive, Key Largo.
As Key Largo locals we know that water is beautiful and people want to play in it. But right on the corner it’s noisy where boats accelerate and decelerate going in and out of the main channel. But you still have access and great views from the two balconies of this three story solid concrete home. With the solar panels!
Be Flexible Find & Shoot The Angles To Tell The Story
We had to get just the right angles and height in order to show the panels and that open water access in a favourable way without hitting power lines, flying over people or having a run in with a bird or a low flying helicopter.
Aerial photography shows us the dynamic movement of boats and water from above. It looks great seeing a boat coming in at speed, the wake spreading out like a feather behind it, the reality is that it’s quite noisy, and can be dangerous, too.
Holiday boaters and personal water craft users are prone to happy, sometimes silly behaviour. We happily watch them enjoying life at full speed, but are grateful we aren’t in the line of travel when these slightly intoxicated fun lovers swiftly go by.
If you are a few houses back from the main waterway you are spared the noise, but still benefit from the sunset views and quick access to the bay.
Capturing the right angles for this home on Adams Drive took some skillful manoeuvring.
With a concrete boat ramp along with a boat lift and the dock surrounded by palm trees this is a perfect family friendly layout for the Key Largo waterfront lifestyle. It’s a 1 minute boat ride or a 4 minute paddle board journey to the expansive horizon of the bay.
Stay Out Of The Shot
Oh and there are lots of convenient hideaways for the drone pilot to get out of the shot but this isn’t always the case. Now with photography you can escape yourself by editing. With film, unless you are quick at professional film masking, that process can add valuable editing minutes to your day. And reduce your profit margin dramatically.
Drone Prep Inside No Bugs
The downstairs room is a workshop with wall to wall gadgets and plenty of electrical outlets to charge up a battery. It’s so exciting to be able to bring the drone inside and run the Florida Keys Drone Pros checklist without bugs and hot sun beating on your head.
Having said that people love the interior real estate photography we make and making it is very peaceful. Interior real estate photography offers the best place to practice improving photographic skills. But I really prefer the sky above my head. Always remember to bring bug repellent and sun protection.
Nada Khalaf-Jones, FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot
Manual Setting & Battery Drain
Don’t forget, if you drone and adjust the camera setting you will be out there longer. I used three batteries instead of one because this time I used manual camera mode. We always want a better raw photo, so expect to spend a little of the battery time fixing f stop, shutter speed and iso camera settings. And when the sun goes in and clouds cover the sky it’s important to adjust camera settings for less light. Agree, there is always AUTO CAMERA.
Shoot 2: The Palms, Islamorada
Private owner, James Frank, JD, MD wanted to highlight the ease of living here with the classy decor and style of his two bedroom apartment on the top floor of The Palms, Islamorada. The views had to eb the first aspect we shot. We made interior and exterior photographs and also shot the film for this stunning property.
Real Estate Film and Photo For Sale Shoots versus Rental Shoots
He intended it for long term rentals and vacations rentals so the sale aspect was less important than the life style aspect for renters. We feel like we got that with this small sample of shots. The film is coming shortly. Standby.
Florida Keys Aerial Photography proving dredging is needed for Islamorada Village of Islands and Adventure Environmental Inc.