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Hello! We're glad you found Focal Plane Photography.

Is your need for aerial photography - in Cleveland, Ohio, the Great Lakes Region or beyond - for:

Construction Progress,
Real Estatesales and marketing,
Campus or Municipal master planning,

to communicate, decorate, document, or thank a client or donors? Our aerial photos do the job.

Pictures really do speak a thousand words, especially from above! Use aerial views to communicate quickly with your colleagues around the city, state, country, or world.

Tell us what you Think you want, and we'll get you what we're Confident you need :)

Aerial photo Cleveland skyline calendar August 2014

Where to begin?
Contact Us - we're glad to chat 'aerial photography 101' to get started or get you the photography and aviation information you need.

Know what you want?
Phone or Email about your specific photo project and goals.

Estimate now?
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AUGUST 2014  "City on the waterfronts"

Cleveland Museum of Art final construction aerial
Night aerial cinema

Glamour morning sunlight

At Night final construction

Football game and American flag
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Steel structure construction progress

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"These pictures are great! We should have been doing them from the start." -- T.M. contractor

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Focal Plane Cessna 172 in hangar Cuyahoga County Airport
Residential real estate Northeast Ohio
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We strongly believe in providing 'good value for dollar' - plus, we are fully insured and guarantee our work. If you're not pleased with the aerial photography results, we will re-shoot or part friends with no charge. Really.

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Real Estate Commercial vertical wing-over

Aerial video night flight Cessna

We can provide 'vertical' (straight down) aerial images and or 'oblique' (at an angle) aerial views, for small property sites (as little as one acre) to large land areas (hundreds to thousands of acres).

Focal Plane Photography is quick to respond and attentive to the unique stories our clients need to tell with aerial photography in Cleveland, Ohio, Northeast Ohio, and surrounding states.

Plus, with a network of aerial photo colleagues around the country and the globe, we can provide referrals or manage such a wide-reaching project for you.

Have questions about remote controlled aerial photo drones? This new technology is raising interest and questions. To help sort the issue, please visit our Aerial Drone page for more information.

Whether you are an expert or a novice in shopping for professional photography, we'll do our best to help you or point you in the right direction.

Aerial photography is our specialty and our passion - we welcome all your questions.

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Mark is an Airline Transport Pilot ('ATP rating') with 17,000+ flight hours - single engine, multi-engine, jets, and is an accomplished sailplane pilot. He is a 'certified aerial photographer' with Professional Aerial Photographers Association International.

Yvonne attended the International Center of Photography in New York City, earned a 'Master of aerial photography' designation with PAPA International, and received their Epson Aerial Photographer of the Year award in 2011.

Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope you've found what you needed to get started to reach your aerial photo goals.

Focal Plane has 28 years of professional aerial photography experience. We are a Cleveland, Ohio based company, with nationwide and worldwide coverage, and look forward to talking with you about your unique project.


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We are often asked what type of equiment we use:

*Canon 1Ds Mark III digital camera, and Canon 5D as back up and for short video, full-frame sensors 21 mega pixel
*Canon stabilized lenses: wide angle 15mm, fixed 50mm, zoom 70-124mm, zoom 70-200mm, zoom 70-300mm
*Epson 9600 wide carriage printer

"I've enjoyed working with you for the past year. The pictures and service have been excellent"  -- D.M. project manager

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Cannon camera lenses

P.s., the client and customer quotes are for real, we're glad to provide references.

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Epson printer
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