Want permission to shoot aerial photos, video?

Washington Business Journal

Want permission to shoot aerial photos, video? Prepare to be patient. by Michael Neibauer, Staff Reporter

Published: Apr 6, 2012, 6:00am EDT

“In 2004, while planning the redevelopment of D.C.’s 10-acre convention center site, developer Hines Interests LP purchased a then-fairly recent aerial stock image from a photographer. The company relied on those aerial photos for years.Then last year, Hines tried something new as it sought aerial images of its CityCenterDC construction site. It hired Falls Church-based Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc. to capture the site from an aerostatic balloon.” – Neibauer