Category: Aerial

Aerial Photography | Tampa | Clearwater | St Petersburg

I did something last week I had never done before; photographed from 700 feet in the air.  The client wanted aerial shots of their corporate event at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.  They contracted with a local Tampa helicopter service to provide the aerial platform.  I met the owner / pilot, David Edwards, at  Plant City Airport, and off we went.

David is a great guy and a great pilot.  He assured me I would not fall out the open door as we flew to our objective.  I was not so sure.  In fact I was pretty nervous about it.  I had only been in a helicopter one other time, and, coincidentally, the door was off that one as well.  But I took him for his word and about the third orbit around the stadium I started to feel better about getting the shots.

It was a piece of cake:-)  I got some great shots and the client was very happy.  Go to Rick Lewis Photography.com for further information on photographic services.  And, you can always reach me at rlpTampa@gmail.com.

There is no question I will be doing more aerial photography in the future.  With a good pilot, like David Edwards, getting the shot the client needs is in the bag.

Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium Looking South
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The City of Tampa and the Hillsborough River
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Pilot David Edwards
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