Awards Gallery 2015

Judge's Choice Awards

Aerial Photography of the Year

Title: Saturday Night High Roller

Photographer: Lane Swainston

Judge's Choice Award- Best Air-to-Air

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Air-to-Air category.

Title: Tecnam P2006T

Photographer: Mitch Bowers

Judge's Choice Award- Best Artistic

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Artistic category.

Title: Feathered Reaches

Photographer: Jon Engle

Judge's Choice Award- Best Commercial

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Commercial category.

Title: Emergence

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths

Judge's Choice Award- Best Construction Progress

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Construction Progress category

Title: Bridging the Gap

Photographer: Taylor Schmitt

Judge's Choice Award- Best Vertical

Highest scoring aerial photograph in the Vertical category

Title: Deep Space Promenade

Photographer: Taylor Schmitt

Masters Category Awards

1st Place Masters Category

Title: Wind River

Photographer: David Sievert

2nd Place Masters Category

Title: Backlit Buttes

Photographer: Allen Macbean

3rd Place Masters Category

Title: Plenty of Pollen

Photographer: Hunter Harris

Individual Judge's Choice Awards

A personal favorite aerial photograph selected by each judge.

Judge's Choice Award: Mark Seeman

Title: Saturday Night High Roller

Photographer: Lain Swainston

Judge's Choice Award: Susan Hedenberg

Title: Curves

Photographer: Jesper Larsen

Judge's Choice Award: David Wyatt

Title: Deep Space Promenade

Photographer: Taylor Schmitt

Judge's Choice Award: Pat Belanger

Title: Emergence

Photographer: Andrew Griffiths

Description of Categories

Commercial Described as shot on the job, your best view for the client, an image of commercial value.
Scenic/Artistic Described as images that show a broader view, a landscape or cityscape, good stock shots, panoramic views. Fine Art photography; pictorial, stunning, original images. Images that push the envelope.
Air-to-Air A photo taken of an aircraft FROM an aircraft. Photographers are urged NOT to attempt this type of photography unless schooled in safe practice techniques. Formation flying experience and or instruction are vital for a successful and safe air-to-air shoot.
Vertical Straight down, vertical photography for mapping and reference work.
Construction Progress
Aerial photography as a way of documenting the work of a client construction project. It can be a single shot, a progress shoot photomontage of several pictures taken over a period of time, or even a one day photomontage of several images.