Commercial Drone Photography

Polaris at Covington

Polaris is a modern apartment community located in desirable Covington, Washington. Spokane Drone Photography performed the Aerial Photography and RL Miller Photography took the Architectural Images.  Featuring upscale 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes with resort style amenities. At Polaris you’ll find places to relax, entertain, and energize. With countless amenities including a state of the art cardio and fitness center, entertainer’s clubhouse, and theater room, Polaris at Covington offers luxury like nowhere else. Living at Polaris at Covington you’ll find yourself just minutes from premier shopping, dining, prestigious schools, and transit.

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Interview with APA on Drones for Commercial Photography

I had the privilege of talking with Andrew Buchanan of the APA (American Photographic Artists) group to discuss how companies are using Drones for commercial photography.  Based in Seattle WA, Andrew is a 20 year architectural and interior photography professional and drone skeptic, but wanted to show differing points of view for the article.  Also included in the conversation is Cameron Davidson, a corporate, editorial, and advertising photographer based in Alexandria, VA who now offers drone services to his clients.  All three of us still shoot aerial photographs from a helicopter, but you can hear each of our stories on how drones have affected our respective businesses by reading the rest of the article here:

About APA:
“American Photographic Artists (APA) exists to provide business tools that help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative, and profitable business. Established in 1981, APA has a strong heritage of providing benefits, which help our members achieve creative and financial success.”

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Interview with Alan Perlman of UAV Coach & Drone Pilot Ground School

Rob from Spokane Drone Photography had the opportunity to be interviewed by Alan Perlman of UAV Coach and Drone Pilot Ground School on the topic of flying drones commercially, and the transition from a part time photographer to full time.  Alan and his companies have a following of over 35,000 drone pilots and photographers all around the world and it was a privilege to be featured.  This video is made available as part of the training series as a

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Stephen Lyman’s “Anavo” Estate

This beautiful mountain home in Sagle, Idaho has an interesting history. Originally the dream come true for well known painter Stephen Lyman and his wife Andrea, the building of the home was started in 1992 after a 3 year design period. The details and finishes in the home were “inspired by all things natural and alive” according to the couple. This stunning home was given the name “Anavo” which is a Celtic word meaning “harmony.”  The home is 5 stories and includes a custom kitchen, lots of windows and natural light, an artist’s studio, 3 car garage, and custom details throughout. The children’s rooms have log bunk beds and ladders to go between upper and lower floors.  On the fourth floor each door is different. Imported from Peru, Spain, India, and Indonesia, each is a work of art.  The fifth story loft is called the “sky room” and is a private retreat hidden behind a door in the kids’ playroom that could easily be mistaken for a closet.

During construction in 1996, Stephen passed away in a tragic accident while hiking in Yosemite National Park. His wife carried on their dream of completing the home and did so by 1997. Years later, a second home was built on the property for guests and family. It features two bedrooms and one bath, a large shop/barn, and an open kitchen and living room. The home has since been sold and now has a new owner.

An image from this collection was featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Drone 360 Magazine

Spokane Drone Photography in Drone 360 Magazine North Idaho Luxury Real Estate Photography

The property was sold at auction on Aug 31, 2016 for a sum of $1.98m

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Stock Farm Estate, Hamilton Montana

This beautiful Cape Cod style home in Hamilton Montana was the subject of an aerial and interior photography shoot for a local magazine.  No expense was spared in the design and construction of the home.  It includes amenities on 4 levels with an elevator to take you between them.  Walking through the front door you find a hand-made stained glass depiction of a Grizzly Bear fishing in a stream with Bison in the rolling fields behind him.  On the main floor, the large living room displays open solid log timbers and hardwood floors.  It has a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel commercial appliances, solid wood cutting board counter tops on dual islands, and a design to accommodate kosher cooking methods.  The library and master bedroom have two story gabled ceilings and both contain their own floor to ceiling stone fireplace.  The top floor has two separate guest quarters with their own kitchens and bedrooms.  In total, the residence has 10 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.  The 10-car garage has heated concrete floors and there is also a separate shop on site as well.  All of the woodwork inside the home is custom solid wood designed by the owner.  The lower level boasts a movie theater, wine cellar, game room, indoor swimming pool, custom bar, and a full length underground shooting range!  The wine cellar was designed to resemble the inside of an oak barrel.  Interior and exterior photos by Rob Miller

This project was featured in Prime Lifestyle Magazine, Fall 2016

Prime Lifestyle Magazine Photographer

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