We are Cincinnati’s Premier Top Rated Aerial Photography and Drone Videography Company

As Cincinnati’s trusted aerial photography and drone videography provider, Perfect Perspectives is your #1 source for FAA-licensed and fully-insured drone services. Our local service area includes Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Akron, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Louisville, and other cities across the Midwest. Video Production companies and movie studios from across the globe seek us out to fly RED and ARRI digital cinema cameras on Freefly Systems MOVI brushless gimbals, which are the gold standard in camera stabilization. Our state-of-the-art aerial video systems provide fast, safe, and affordable drone services including close-range, low-altitude UHD aerial imaging, videography, and photography.

While our intergalactic headquarters is based in Dayton Ohio, we also have experienced, licensed flight teams located in Louisville Kentucky, Indianapolis Indiana and Columbus/Cleveland Ohio to meet you aerial drone photography needs.

We are Ohio’s Leader in Drone Aerial Cinematography Services

The largest portion of our work as a Cincinnati aerial photography and videography provider comes through repeat clients and referrals. Many of our clients have been with us for several years. They know that when we first began in the cinematic drone services industry, getting great footage was next to impossible. It was very hard and often discouraging but we never lost hope and always tried to improve. We are so glad we did: the valuable lessons learned and relationships forged have been our life’s blessing. While there are many young entrepreneurs entering this arena who consider themselves experts, our opinion is this: becoming an expert takes more than a year or two and a credit card. Our clients who value quality and safety over a low cost tend to agree.

Many providers of drone services claim that their pilots are the world’s best, but we can prove our pilots’ value. Our 22 years of experience as top-level, world-class RC helicopter competition pilots allow us to fly drones indoors or out with incredible precision, all without any GPS satellites. This is why so many video production companies and movie studios seek us out for national television advertising spots and feature films.

We typically fly our Red Dragon/Weapon or Arri Alexa Mini cameras with full FIZ and cine primes. For lower budget productions, we offer the amazing DJI Inspire 2 X7 Super 35mm format drone. This drone offers 6K RAW and ProRes RAW recording with many interchangeable lens options. We also provide wireless follow focus, which greatly improves the overall cinematography possibilities both indoors and in the wild. We send two identical systems on every project so you never have to worry about not getting footage due to unexpected technical issues on set.

We Are Very Different

There are many things that make our Cincinnati aerial photography and videography company different. First of all, we entered the aerial imaging business before 99% of today’s Part 107 pilots bought their first drone. This experience allows us to operate at a level few others can match. Also, did you know that the majority of Part 107 pilots do not fly drones for a living? Not so for us. Flying drones for motion picture and television filming, marketing, high-end real estate, and structural inspections is all we do. It is our full-time job – which is why we are better at it than almost anyone else. What this means is we don’t have to fight for time off to try to meet your production schedule. We won’t try to sway you to only fly after normal business hours or on weekends. Call our office and someone will be there to help you 7 days a week from 8 AM to 9 PM.

Another major difference is that we operate two separate divisions. Perfect Perspectives is our Motion Picture and Television division, while Drones That Work, LLC specializes in Industrial Inspections. Please visit: https://perfectperspectivesaerial.com/services/industrial-inspections/ for more information on Flir Drone Thermal Imaging and Infrared inspections, Elevated Structural Inspections, Precision Aerial Rigging, Aerial Traffic Studies and much more. We are equally adept in both areas, having operated at the highest levels in both for over 10 years. We are a preferred supplier for most of the major national TV networks and movie studios, while also having close business relationships with many of the world’s largest electric utilities. There is simply no other drone services company that can match our varied experience and background.

Another thing that sets our Cincinnati aerial photography company apart is the fact that we carry $10M in aviation liability insurance. Insurance underwriters are very reluctant to issue such high coverage limits in an industry with so little risk/claims history. Because we have been in business for over a decade, have extensive operational documentation, and a perfect safety record, we are one of the only US companies to hold such a high limit. This allows us to meet the commercial vendor requirements for any Fortune 100 or Fortune 500 company. We are the first drone company to be fully certified by ISN to work for the nation’s largest electric utility companies.

Having more experience flying unmanned aircraft than any other company in the Midwest allows us to capture the most difficult shots imaginable. Our motto is: “If the shot is possible, we can deliver it!” We are not afraid to fly $100,000 in high-end cinema gear to pull off amazing shots. We also hold an FAA Part 107 waiver for night flying operations and have 30 years’ experience flying unmanned aircraft at night. Consider also that we have FAA airspace authorizations for all major towered airports in Ohio and neighboring states.

To learn more about our background and 13 years of insights into the commercial drone industry, listen to our recent podcast interview by Randy Goers of The Drone Radio Show here:


Let us show off your Corporate Event with Drone Aerial Imaging

We have extensive experience using both ground and aerial imaging to highlight corporate events. Give us a call or send us an email for examples of turn-key productions that we’ve delivered. As Ohio’s most experienced drone company, you can rest assured that we will provide the best quality images and videos possible and, as always, keep safety our #1 priority. Think of us as your own personal aerial agents!

Because we’re backed by a full production studio, we can provide turn-key productions for just about any project size or budget. Our experience allows us to deliver professional-quality aerial videography that will have an infinite impact and make your message stand out from the crowd.


Perfect Perspectives has flight teams located in the following cities to better serve all your aerial imaging needs –


FAA Compliance and Authorizations

If you’re not already aware, there are FAA-authorized companies like us that do this work and many others who are unlicensed and do so illegally. It is possible to find illegal operators that are lower in cost but doing so exposes your organization to civil liabilities should an accident occur and is not recommended. Legal operators will have all of the following:
– FAA Section 333 authorization or FAA Part 107 Certification
– Aviation liability insurance (We carry $10M)
– FAA registered aircraft
– FAA airspace authorizations for flying near the larger towered airports
– FAA daylight waiver for flying after civil twilight (night operations)
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Perfect Perspectives provides drone aerials for the new Bruce Willis film “10 Minutes Gone” filmed on location in Cincinnati Ohio

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Perfect Perspectives provides drone aerials for the new film “One Last Shot” filmed on location outside Cleveland Ohio

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Perfect Perspectives provides drone aerials for the new film “The Last Summer” shot on location around Cleveland Ohio

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Perfect Perspectives selected by GE Aviation to provide drone thermal imaging inspection of high temperature/pressure combustion air system

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Watch for our Drone Aerials during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5th, 2018

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Perfect Perspectives now offers full gimbal stabilized 8K 360 VR video with the Insta360 Pro camera and Freefly Systems Alta

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Perfect Perspectives provides Drone Aerials for new Sylvester Stallone movie “Escape Plan 3” shot on location in Mansfield, Ohio

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Perfect Perspectives provides Drone Aerials for new Bruce Willis movie “Reprisal” shot on location in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Watch for our Drone Aerials in the just released film “The Layover” Starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton

Perfect Perspectives is the Most Experienced and Respected Provider of Commercial Aerial Drone Services in Ohio




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Lydia Slusher

“Very pleased with their work and very fair pricing! I also found them to be very responsive, professional and helpful (even a year later when I needed some additional help with some editing with some of the images they took). I would recommend them for sure!”

Pete Schafer

“We have used Perfect Perspective multiple times to shoot marketing videos for my company. They are easy to work with and provide excellent final products. I would recommend them to anyone looking for high quality aerial imaging.”

Janet Heil

“I would high recommend Perfect Perspectives. Wendell and Leisa are very professional and efficient. They have taken the lead and presented us with beautiful, professional photographs that we will be able to use for years to come. They make our projects look great!”

Michael Bandolik

“I used Perfect Perspectives for a shoot in Columbus, OH on a college game day. They were very professional and provided us with great aerial footage for our show. Would definitely hire again.”

Srinath Balakrishnan

“I am a real estate developer who used Perfect Perspectives for aerial drone shots for a vacant property that I intend to purchase. In the past, I relied on aircraft aerial photographers which took weeks to schedule, was quite expensive and provided limited views of the site. What struck me in dealing with Perfect Perspectives, was how surprising simple the whole process was. I sent them the location of the property with instruction on shot angles and they responded promptly with a competitive quote and a few days later I was able to download multiple, high quality professional shots right at my desktop. The process was seamless, and Leisa and her staff were very friendly and easy to work with. I would most definitely use them again.”

Julie Davis

“Leisa and Wendell were easy to work with and they got the footage I needed and more!”

Megan Park

“Exceptional imagery – easy to work with – fast delivery of footage.”