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So sorry, after 32 years, we have now retired and Focal Plane has closed. Thanks to those who have supported our work!!

To find aerial photo services in your site area, we recommend 'Find a Photographer' tab at Professional Aerial Photographers International


Yvonne & Mark Sanderson

Construction Progress 

Real Estate
Campus or Municipal

Documentation, sales and marketing, or master planning, our aerial photos do the job and speak a thousand words. During your presentation or in promotional efforts, well-composed aerial images communicate quickly and effectively with your colleagues, clients, and prospects around the city, state, country, or world.

Click to see progress aerial images for 
Cleveland Museum of Art gift photo book, 
and a Come Fly with Us short video!

It has been great working with you and your photos are excellent.
--T.C. water treatment plant aerials

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Thank You for finding Focal Plane. Yvonne and Mark - with lifetimes in aviation and photography - welcome the opportunity to be of service for your aerial image needs.

"We received the aerial (vertical composite). It is perfect. Just what we wanted and expected." --Vanessa S.

Screen Calendar for June 2018 Elephants image Safari Botswana taken May 2007
Whichever direction you wish to go, or from whichever direction your questions are coming, Focal Plane is here - with Mark in 'technology' and Yvonne in 'creative' - to help you navigate to an aerial photography success, in Cleveland, Ohio, nearby Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, or to manage the job for you in other locations around the country or around the world.
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Monthly Calendar
JULY 2018 - Final
Title: "Baby Elephant Walk"
Mashatu Nature Reserve, Botswana, Africa
Taken May 2018

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Weather Underground link at left.

Vertical aerial small area
Football game and American flag
Cleveland Museum of Art final construction aerial
Night aerial cinema

We strongly believe in providing 'good value for dollar' - plus, we are fully insured and guarantee our work. If you're not pleased with the aerial photography results, we will re-shoot or part friends with no charge. Really.

Residential real estate Northeast Ohio
Construction progress final aerial Eaton
Steel structure construction progress

Thank you for locating our web site. We hope you found what you needed to get started to reach your aerial photo goals.

Focal Plane Cessna 172 in hangar Cuyahoga County Airport

We can provide 'vertical' (straight down) aerial images and or 'oblique' (at an angle) aerial views, for small property sites (as little as one acre) to large land areas (hundreds to thousands of acres).

Focal Plane Photography is quick to respond and attentive to the unique stories our clients need to tell with aerial photography in Cleveland, Ohio, Northeast Ohio, and surrounding states.

Plus, with a network of aerial photo colleagues around the country and the globe, we can provide referrals or manage such a wide-reaching project for you.

Have questions about remote controlled aerial photo drones? This new technology is raising interest and questions. To help sort the issue, please visit our Aerial Drone page for more information.

Whether you are an expert or a novice in shopping for professional photography, we'll do our best to help you or point you in the right direction.

Aerial photography is our specialty and our passion - we welcome all your questions.

Thank You for visiting Focal Plane Photography!

"These pictures are great! We should have been doing them from the start." -- T.M. contractor

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Mark is an Airline Transport Pilot ('ATP rating') with 17,000+ flight hours - single engine, multi-engine, jets, and is an accomplished sailplane pilot. He is a 'certified aerial photographer' with Professional Aerial Photographers Association International.

Yvonne attended the International Center of Photography in New York City, earned a 'Master of Aerial Photography' designation in 2009 with PAPA International, and received their Epson Aerial Photographer of the Year award in 2011.

P.s., the client quotes are for real, we're glad to provide references.

"I've enjoyed working with you for the past year. The pictures and service have been excellent"  -- D.M. project manager

Focal Plane has 28 years of professional aerial photography experience. We are a Cleveland, Ohio based company, with nationwide and worldwide coverage, and look forward to talking with you about your unique project.

Cockpit of N9MY Focal Plane Photography

We are often asked what type of equiment we use:

*NEW (Oct. 2015) Canon 5Ds digital camera (50 mega pixel), Cannon 1Ds Mark III digital camera (25 mega pixel), full-frame sensors
*Canon stabilized lenses: wide angle 15mm, fixed 50mm, zoom 70-124mm, zoom 70-200mm, zoom 70-300mm
*Epson 9600 wide carriage printer

Cannon camera
Cannon camera lenses
Cannon camera
Epson printer
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