aerial photography, aerial view, Capture One, corporate photography, fujifilm, GFX, medium format

Two aerial shoots in Miami this month

Crazy month – two flights to Miami, Class B Airspace troubles and of course, weather.

Completed two aerial shoots in Miami this month for a long-term client.

It was a bit on the stressful side. First day of the shoot the FAA threw up a TFR close to our location – which was well within the Class B airspace of Miami International. So, plan B: Fly a day later in mid-day. Which worked out well.

Second shot was an dusk shot of a new building – same location – between the runways at MIA. We got weathered by a series of scary thunderstorms. I flew home to Virginia.

This past weekend, I flew back to south Florida and shot the dusk shot. Of course, the ATC controller said no, however, we had permission and the tower supervisor approved us. Of course, being Miami, and on a weekend, the airport was super busy. We were in and out within 15 minutes.

I was shooting the Fujifilm GFX at super high ISO’s and the files look incredible – especially when I pre-process them in DXO Pure Raw 3 as DNG and then into my normal Capture One workflow.

(sorry, can not show them right now)

I flew with the good folks at HMC Helicopters out of Miami Executive airport. I’ve flown with them several times in the past for corporate clients and for National Geographic when I was covering the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.