So sorry, after 32 years, we have now retired and Focal Plane has closed. Thanks to those who have supported our work!!
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Yvonne & Mark Sanderson
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.
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.
Thank you for locating our web site. We hope you found what you needed to get started to reach your aerial photo goals.
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
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.
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