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Aerial Drone Photography

As one of the very few fully licensed and insured aerial drone operators in the Chicago area, we are proud to offer superior quality aerial photogaphy and video services to
our wide range of commercial and industrial clients. We have over 40 years experience shooting aerial photographs and have fully embraced the exciting world of high-end
aerial drones. Our owner and drone operator is an FAA licensed, 1500-hour private pilot with an instrument and sUAS (small unmanned aerial system) ratings.
We are fully licensed and insured as a Commercial Drone Operator with a million dollar liability policy in force.



Aerial drone real estate photography helps to sell homes

Many home buyers these days are searching for real estate outside of their current location. What this means is, people are looking for more information so they can make better informed decisions before visiting the home. Drone technology effectively gives every consumer a handheld tour of the property’s exterior and the entire neighborhood. As a result, buyers can see potential problems right away. This makes for more efficient home shopping and gives agents who provide aerial drone real estate photography a distinct advantage.

New drone equipment makes producing aerials affordable

Just a few years ago, real estate agents would spend big bucks renting helicopters for aerial photos. Today, the cost of hiring a professional photographer with a drone starts at around $200, or about the cost of regular photography. Therefore, agents and homeowners from all types of properties can afford aerial drone real estate photography.
Not your father’s aerial photos

Aerial photos used to consist of a top down view of the home’s roof and yard. As a result, it was very hard to determine spatial relationships. With drones, photographers can capture a property from all angles. For example, the shot can begin on the ground, then transition up the front yard at roof height maneuvering over the home to the other side and back. The flight path is so flexible that insurance companies are using drones to help determine the extent of roof damage. Furthermore, some of the most dramatic aerial drone shots involve flying near ground level. At 6-10 feet high, a drone can fly up the driveway for a perfect POV entrance shot.


The Bird's Eye View

The best part about Drone Aerial Photography is the new perspective! As said by Philippe Perrin, the French test pilot and former astronaut, "It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how Incredible the Earth really is." So take advantage of the opportunity and give us a call!


Aerial Photography

Aerial photography captured by Wyckoff Advertising's professional aerial photographers, using distortion-free (non-fisheye) lenses will render high quality imagery ideal for your project.

Real Estate

Enhance any listing with a stunning aerial real estate tour. Your first contact with a potential buyer is most likely through the internet. Aerial views can literally fly new clients your way.

Golf Courses

Highlight a hole with our tee box to flag “fairway flyover” or visualize the entire course in a comprehensive aerial golf course tour.

Digital Mapping and Surveys

We can survey your property and provide you with an accurate aerial map, plus pictures and video from any height up to 400 feet.



Aerial photography service offering high resolution still and video aerial drone photography for the following cities and towns:
Addison, IL
Algonquin, IL
Alsip, IL
Antioch, IL
Arlington Heights, IL
Aurora, IL
Barrington, IL
Bartlett, IL
Batavia, IL
Bedford Park, IL
Bellmont, IL
Bellwood, IL
Belvidere, IL
Bensenville, IL
Berkeley, IL
Berwyn, IL
Bloomingdale, IL
Blue Island, IL
Bolingbrook, IL
Bridgeport, IL
Bridgeview, IL
Broadview, IL
Brookfield, IL
Buffalo Grove, IL
Calumet City, IL
Carol Stream, IL
Carpentersville, IL
Cary, IL
Channahon, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago Heights, IL
Chicago Ridge, IL
Cicero, IL
Clarendon Hills, IL
Coal City, IL
Country Club Hills, IL
Crete, IL
Crystal Lake, IL
Cuba, IL
Deer Grove, IL
Deerfield, IL
Dekalb, IL
Des Plaines, IL
Dixon, IL
Dolton, IL
Downers Grove, IL
Dundee, IL
Dwight, IL
Elburn, IL
Elgin, IL
Elk Grove Village, IL
Elkhart, IL
Elmhurst, IL
Elmwood, IL
Elmwood Park, IL
Evanston, IL
Evergreen Park, IL
Flossmoor, IL
Forest Park, IL
Fox Lake, IL
Fox River Grove, IL
Fox Valley, IL
Frankfort, IL
Frankfort Heights, IL
Franklin Grove, IL
Franklin Park, IL
Geneseo, IL
Geneva, IL
Genoa, IL
Glen Ellyn, IL
Glencoe, IL
Glendale Heights, IL
Glenview, IL
Glenview Nas, IL
Glenwood, IL
Grayslake, IL
Gurnee, IL
Hanover Park, IL
Harvey, IL
Harwood Heights, IL
Hickory Hills, IL
Highland Park, IL
Highwood, IL
Hinckley, IL
Hines, IL
IHinsdale, IL
Hoffman, IL
Hoffman Estates, IL
Homewood, IL
Indianola, IL
tasca, IL
Joliet, IL
Justice, IL
Kenilworth, IL
La Grange, IL
La Grange Park, IL
Lafox, IL
Lake Bluff, IL
Lake Forest, IL
Lake in the Hills, IL
Lake Villa, IL
Lake Zurich, IL
Lansing, IL
Lemont, IL
Libertyville, IL
Lincolnshire, IL
Lincolnwood, IL
Lisle, IL
Lockport, IL
Lombard, IL
Long Grove, IL
Lyons, IL
Manteno, IL
Maple Park, IL
Marengo, IL
Marseilles, IL
Maryville, IL
Matteson, IL
Mattoon, IL
Maywood, IL
Melrose Park, IL
Mooseheart, IL
Morris, IL
Morton Grove, IL
Mundelein, IL
Naperville, IL
New Lenox, IL
Niles, IL
North Aurora, IL
North Chicago, IL
Northbrook, IL
Oak Brook, IL
Oak Forest, IL
Oak Lawn, IL
Oak Park, IL
Oakdale, IL
Orland Park, IL
Oswego, IL
Ottawa, IL
Palatine, IL
Palos Heights, IL
Palos Hills, IL
Palos Park, IL
Park Forest, IL
Park Ridge, IL
Peotone, IL
Plainfield, IL
Plano, IL
Plato Center, IL
Pleasant Hill, IL
Polo, IL
Poplar Grove, IL
Prospect Heights, IL
River Forest, IL
River Grove, IL
Riverdale, IL
Riverside, IL
Rochelle, IL
Rockford, IL
Rolling Meadows, IL
Romeoville, IL
Roselle, IL
Saint Charles, IL
Sandwich, IL
Schaumburg, IL
Schiller Park, IL
Skokie, IL
South Holland, IL
Spring Grove, IL
Spring Valley, IL
Stone Park, IL
Streamwood, IL
Sugar Grove, IL
Summit, IL
Summit Argo, IL
Sycamore, IL
Tinley Park, IL
Vernon Hills, IL
Villa Park, IL
Warrenville, IL
Wasco, IL
Wauconda, IL
Waukegan, IL
West Chicago, IL
Westchester, IL
Western Springs, IL
Westmont, IL
Wheaton, IL
Wheeling, IL
Willow Springs, IL
Wilmette, IL
Winfield, IL
Winnetka, IL
Wood Dale, IL
Woodridge, IL
Worth, IL
Yorkville, IL
Zion, IL


The Inspire 1 Pro-X5 produces photographic files in the RAW format (by far the best capture format available) on a Micro 4/3s CMOS chip which makes for stunningly sharp and clear images
that are 5,995 x 4,106 pixels big. Our camera is on a fully stabilized 3D gimbal and our aircraft is computer and gyro stabilized and can hover in one place via GPS and ground tracking.
That means that the aerial photos we produce can be run at full 300dpi resolution on a 3-page gatefold; they can be printed for wall display up to 30" x 40" without loss
of quality; they can be printed at standard resolution for trade show graphics up to 8 feet wide. We can operate in almost any environment, day or night as long as it is not raining or below zero outside.
We can operate indoors in larger spaces (like trade shows, showrooms, etc. There are many rules (some final, some not) that apply to flying drones commercially and otherwise. We adhere to all of them.
We are FAA licensed pilots (a requirement for commercial use of a drone) and we have what is known as a Part 333 Exemption which allows us to legally fly virtually anywhere and contact FAA control personnel
and not be in violation of any rules or laws. We also carry one million dollars of liability insurance specifically written for flying drones commercially, so you take no risk hiring us for your aerial photography job.
Our drone also shoots 4K video (broadcast quality. We only shoot video with a two-person crew as recommended by the FAA and the manufacturer to ensure safety and best video results.
With over 25 years of experience shooting aerial photos from light planes and helicopters, we are well-versed in the artistic and practical demands of aeria photography and video and can guarantee
a superior, professional result.
Views that only birds have seen!
At Wyckoff Advertising, we have been making aerial photographs since 1973 and until now, all aerial work has involved serious compromises between safety, FAA rules, flying costs and photographic detail. All those compromises are GONE. With our Inspire One Pro drone, we can safely fly at almost any altitude, hover for a quarter hour, if necessary, and shoot from the optimum angle and altitude in every situation. The results are stunning.
There are drones and there are DRONES!
This quality of aerial photography is not achieved without investment and expertise. We fly the DJI Inspire One Pro with the Zenmuse X5 camera. It is gyro stabilized, GPS oriented and captures 50Mb stills and 4K (UHD) video with unbelievable sharpness and eye-popping color. Weighing in at over 4 pounds, it requires an FAA Licensed Pilot to legally fly it commerically.
Licensed pilot, professional photographer.
Get the aircraft safely where the photographer wants it, fly it smoothly and bring it all back in one piece: that's the job of the pilot. Consider the angle, the altitude, wait for the right light and shoot: that's the job of the professional photographer. When you have both skill sets, using the best equipment available, you have magic at a fraction of the cost of traditional aerial photography!
Affordable for everyone
We charge simply by the hour or by the day*.Everything we shoot is yours. No extra charges for anything! No long inscrutable invoice. Call or email today for a quote on your job.
*$175 per hour for stills. Video shoots require a two-person crew.