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San Francisco Aerial Photography

Helicopter Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco


San Francisco is one of my favorite cities on the planet and I am proud to call it my home. About two years ago some friends and I decided to take to the skies and capture the city from a unique perspective. The photo above is an air-to-air photograph of my friend Toby Harriman taking aerial photography in a separate helicopter.



This first aerial photograph is a Drone UAV photo taken directly above the famous Lombard Street. The distinct curves in the road has made it one of the most famous attractions in San Francisco. Ever since the first time I had visited the location a few years ago. I always imagined how interesting it would look from above. The second image is of the iconic Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the distance. These images were taken on a beautiful sunrise helicopter flight over the city.


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The Bay Bridge seen between Nob Hill and Downtown San Francisco during a beautiful sunrise. Facing into the sunlight with a long telephoto lens, really showed off the layers and hills of the city.


Golden Gate Bridge Aerial San Francisco


The Golden Gate Bridge right after Sunset during my first San Francisco aerial flight, about two years ago.



This first image is of the Transamerica Building in Downtown San Francisco at sunrise. Taken at a similar angle as the previous image is the Golden Gate Bridge looking straight down the road at the Marin Headlands. The third image is of the Bay Bridge connecting Oakland to San Francisco right before sunrise.



As the sun set over the horizon, the city lights turned on creating beautiful colors and tones. Flying over downtown San Francisco looking down at the sky scrapers was incredible.



I could not resist the urge to take a few Point-of-View images over the city.


All of the images above are available for licensing. I will be updating this San Francisco Aerial Photography series as more images are released.

6 Comments

  1. Stephanie

    Big fan of your photography!! Love these SF shots.

  2. Beautiful Work ! Amazing pics ! :)

  3. I’m just a beginner.Seeing photos like these truly inspire.Absolutely amazing. :)

  4. how do you bracket exposure from helo cuz it is constanly moving. do you take single shot? if yes how do you recover the highlights from single shot?

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