Architectural Photographer | Russell Abraham
  1700 Webster
  Taronga House
  Spring Rd Residence
  340 Fremont Apartments
  Danville House
  Orinda Residence
  Golden Gate Rec Center
  SFO Airport FireHouse3
  Palo Alto Fire Station No. 3
  Santa Clara Square
  The Orchards at Walnut Creek
  Bair Island Marina
  Tahoe Family Retreat
  Willow Glen Colonial Revival
  Santa Lucia Preserve Residence
  Telegraph Hill House
  Hillsborough Colonial
  Pac Heights House
  Alameda Home
  Portola Valley Home
  Sinbad Creek
  Hilldale House
  Politzer Drive
  Los Gatos Home
  One Henry Adams
  Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
  Chateau Tivoli
  California Pizza Kitchen
  The Alise
  COMO Shambhala Estate
  Silicon Valley Courtyard by Marriott
  W San Francisco
  Il Fornaio Restaurant
  Hotel Griffon
  The Progress
  ARMA Museum and Resort
  Francis Ford Coppola Winery
  The Bristol Hotel
  The Orchard Garden Hotel

Drone and Video Capabilities

We provide drone photography and video services for architects, developers, builders, and realtors in the Bay Area & Northern California.

Working with stills and live footage can be a cost-effective way to create a video for your website or marketing collateral. A finished video of an architectural project can consist of animated stills, live "B roll", and drone footage spliced together in a seamless fashion. All capture modes have their pluses and minuses. Some techniques, like time lapse, work best from live video while the drone may make the best long truck shots, and a slow pan shot may work best from a still image.

Drone photography has come a long way in the last five years. They have gone from toys to professional tools. The crafts are much more stable, the lenses better, and the sensor resolution greatly improved. The video on the right features the 340 Fremont Apartments. This Fremont St. tower is sandwiched in with a dozen other high rises on Rincon Hill and presented some photographic challenges that were best solved with a drone. We were able to station the drone 75 yards in front of the building and create a boom shot that rose close to 400 feet in slow motion. Breathtaking! And my partner on this project, videographer Eric Sahlin says that the crafts are only getting better with higher resolution cameras and real video shutters. BTW, Eric has taken the time to get the FAA operator's license so we are completely legal. Sometimes, a drone shot may be your best alternative with a tricky building shoot.

If you are considering drone photography for your project, please contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss.

This movie, shot and edited by our partner Arlen Abraham, consists of live video, still image pans, and time-lapse footage.
The Atlas Apartments. Drone video by Arlen Abraham and Russell Abraham.

Drone still-photos of ZO Apartments at 1700 Webster St, Oakland, CA.

Drone still-photos of Perch townhomes in Dublin, CA.

Drone still-photos of the historic Farr Cottages in Belvedere, CA.

Aerial photos for developer client, Santa Clara, CA.