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Knoxville Aerial Photographer and East TN Drone Videographer

Experienced Knoxville aerial photographer and drone videographer. Colby has been getting that birds-eye view for over 30 years. He started shooting aerial photos from planes in his teens.  He also puts his cameras on poles and was an early adopter of drone technology. His reputation has been built through consistent results, as you can see from his photos and videos as well as any of his online testimonials throughout the internet.

“Extremely knowledgeable in his craft and very professional. My photos are even better than I expected” –Debra DeWitt

Quick quotes, easy scheduling, and fast turnarounds. Colby eliminates the headaches and saves you time while providing superior quality aerial photos and videos. He also asks the right questions to discover exactly what you need so we can get it right the first time—no waiting or long delays, just fast and efficient service.

“He makes it easy, so I can check that off of my list.” –Connie White

Top-tier Knoxville aerial photographer, not just a drone pilot. As a full-time professional photographer and videographer, Colby creates compelling photos and videos that engage your audience, tell your story, and bring your ideas to life. He also has the skill to showcase your property, products, or people. Colby is an expert at taking the mundane to the extraordinary.

“He is more than a photographer, he is also an artist.” –David Lawrence

Safe, licensed, certified, and insured. Colby is not only an FAA-licensed drone pilot but also a PPA-certified drone videographer as well. He also has decades of experience. Colby is very knowledgeable on restricted air spaces and how to get quick authorizations when needed. He also uses government-suggested maintenance schedules and checklists.

Clientele range from individuals to large companies. They need anywhere from a few images of construction site monitoring to extensive video marketing coverage. Specifically, Colby has worked with marketing firms, film production companies, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, construction companies, land developers, hotel chains, and property managers. Colby has also worked with residential and commercial real estate professionals.

If you want an easy-going, high-quality Knoxville aerial photographer or drone videographer to meet your needs, call today to get a quick quote.

Frequently asked questions – Knoxville Aerial Photographer and Drone Videographer.
How much do you charge?

We have a wide range of clients with various individual needs. The price depends on the scope of the project. Give us a call and in a few minutes and we can give you a price you can rely on.

What is your turn-around time?

We can accommodate your schedule. We typically deliver photography within seven days of shooting. Videos take longer depending on the scope of the project. Call us to discuss your particular needs.

Do you do aerial photography/videography outside of Knoxville?

Yes. We do projects throughout Tennessee including Nashville, eastern Kentucky, eastern Georgia, and western North Carolina.

Can you fly at my property?

Usually. Air space is very confusing for the inexperienced. We can determine if your property has flight restrictions with the first call. Even if there are restrictions, we can often get immediate authorizations.

Can you fly near the airport?

Often. Laws have changed and pilots who are not up to date don’t know the latest restrictions, which are more flexible. Even if there are restrictions, we can often get immediate authorizations.

What kind of weather can you shoot in?

We can fly most of the time. Your property typically will look bad before we can’t fly.

How long does it take for you to do a job?

It depends on the scope of the project. Typically we complete most jobs within an hour of arrival. However, some jobs take multiple visits.

Do you do progressive or multiple shoots of the same location?

Yes, and there are discounts on these. The initial flights typically take a higher investment and become progressively more affordable.

Do I need to be on-site for the shoot?

No. We can discuss your particular needs so that we deliver exactly what you want.

Can you capture the entire property in one photo?

Usually, it depends on how large the property is. It also depends on what angle you are wanting.

Do you edit your work?

Yes, we correct everything for proper exposure, color balance, contrast, cropping, and sharpness.

Do you offer advanced photo editing?

Yes. We can add lines, text, or anything else you’d like. Give us a call and we can also discuss what your envisioning.

How will I get my files?

You will be able to download them from the internet. Unlike other photographers & videographers, I don’t sell just the content, I also sell the use of the content.

Do you have drone liability insurance?

Yes. We give it to every client usually before they ask.

Are you licensed by the government to be a commercial drone pilot?

Yes. We have our FAA Part 107. You can read all about it on the FAA’s website here.

Are you a Certified Drone Photographer?

Yes. I am not only an experienced drone pilot, but I am also a skilled drone photographer. As of the posting of this, there is only one other Certified Drone photographer within 100 miles. You can learn all about it here.

Is your drone registered with the FAA?


Is your drone professional grade?

Yes, the camera has a one-inch sensor, 4K video, and shoots in raw. The drone is also designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, with noise reduction technology. Our primary platform is a DJI Mavric 2 Pro but we also have access to others when needed.

What photo resolution can I expect?

Our primary drone’s camera does 4K or 12MP at 4000×3000 non-cropped aerial photos and typical delivery is for internet and up to 10-inch print usage. If you have needs that exceed this, just tell us and we can accommodate you.

What file format will you use?

Unless otherwise requested, we deliver in mov or jpg. Also, if you need other file formats, just ask.

Who will be piloting and photographing?

Typically, Colby McLemore who is a fixed-wing pilot and was also an early adopter of drone technology. He is also licensed and certified. There may also be times that another highly qualified aerial photographer would need to be used but you would know beforehand if this is the case.

Are you used to working with creative teams and marketing departments?

Yes, we love the support and teamwork that this type of project entails. Although this is true, we are very used to handling the whole load off creating aerial photos and videos ourselves.

Do you charge sales tax?

No. Many aerial photographers produce tangible products necessitating a sales tax in Tennessee. As an experienced Knoxville aerial photographer, I provide a service delivering content through the internet saving my clients money

How do you bill?

We invoice you and you can pay by check or credit card. If you have other means we can probably accommodate you. We are waiting for someone to pay in gold dublooms.