Skip to main content
PAPA International: Professional Aerial Photographers' Association
HomePAPA Recommends

PAPA Recommends

PAPA International recommends the following providers of quality products and services for our members. The companies have been selected on the basis of the appropriateness for use in aerial photography, quality, price and service.

PAPA Members are encouraged to let other members know about their experiences with the tools of our trade. Aerial Photography equipment is expensive and buying the wrong product can spoil your bottom line. Before you buy, check out the PAPA equipment reviews and through e-mail links ask our members who use the equipment why they like it. Links directly to the manufacturers also bring you complete information on the products.

 
 http://verifly.com/

Verifly Insurance Services, Inc. is licensed as an insurance producer, and the insurance products on this website/app are available for sale and distribution, in these states. If you are not flying your drone in one of these states, this website/app is not intended to solicit, market, sell or distribute any insurance products to you or to conduct insurance business in any way in your jurisdiction. The insurance products may only be purchased through the app and are subject to the terms and provisions of the actual insurance policy; any other information provided on the website/app or through email is for information purposes only.


Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger,111th Aerial Photography, julie@the111th.com
 Ken-Lab.com

Engineered and built for demanding field conditions, Kenyon Gyro Stabilizers are, in the manufacturer's words, the invisible tripod of countless uses. Aerial photographers will appreciate slower shutter speeds with long lenses in low light situations and in rough air. Stabilization equipment is not inexpensive, but your image, both photographic and professional, is well worth the investment.
Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger,111th Aerial Photography, julie@the111th.com
 
 
BRUCE’S CUSTOM COVERS
link to product information
Manufacturer of custom made aircraft covers for airplanes, jets and helicopters.

PAPA Members with their own aircraft should consider canopy covers to help reduce damage to their airplane's upholstery and avionics caused by excessive heat.  These covers can also eliminate problems caused by leaky door and window seals.  They keep the windshield and window surfaces clean and help prevent vandalism and theft. Each canopy cover is custom sewn and trimmed in the colors of the airplane. A duffle bag is also provided. The airplane's registration number can be embroidered onto both sides of the cover.

Also available from Bruce’s Custom Covers:
Engine Inlet Plugs · Engine Covers · Propeller Covers
Wing Covers · Horizontal Stabilizer Covers · Empennage Cover
HeatShield Interior Reflectors
Visit their website for more information:www.aircraftcovers.com

Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger, The 111th Aerial Photography, julie@the111th.com
   
 
 
Zoomify logo       

 
Zoomify
 
Zoomify makes high-quality images zoom-and-pan for fast, interactive viewing on the web with just HTML, JPEGs, and JavaScript! Zoomify's products meet the high-resolution imaging needs of creative professionals, image-centric businesses, and digital device developers. Zoomify is revolutionizing digital imaging in commerce, education, entertainment, science, and security! Visit us at www.zoomify.com!
 
PAPA members enjoy great savings and special discount pricing!
visit the Zoomify store and use the PAPA special code:
http://www.zoomify.com/store.htm

Confidential Code: zaerialphotoassocmember
 
 
Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger, 111th Aerial Photography, julie@the111th.com

Insightful Imagery - click to visit website
Insightful Imagery - click to visit website

Turn your oblique and vertical aerial photographs into a custom geospatial solution for your clients. Whether it is construction progress monitoring, infrastructure inspection, precision agriculture, or natural resources assessment, why not offer a total on-line analytical solution to the “site assessor” client? This is your own, branded custom web-map solution, both desktop and mobile, at an affordable monthly subscription with no long-term contracts. Call Chuck at 704-622-3306 for an on-line demonstration and to answer questions you may have.

www.insitefulimagery.com


 
 


 
    For more information contact                                                               Hasselblad Unplugged
Greg King
Regional Sales Manager-Mountain States & Western Canada
Hasselblad Bron, Inc. | 1080A Garden State Road, Union, NJ  07083, USA
direct 800-456-0203 ext 322 | mobile 303-728-4517
gking@hasselbladbron.com |
 
Digital Pigeon logo       Digital Pigeon

 
Digital Pigeon
 
Digital Pigeon is a media delivery and proofing service for creative professionals. With faster and more reliable uploads, advanced file management and mobile and desktop apps. With options for custom branding and on-the-go web previews, it makes it easy to present your work in the style it deserves to really make an impression. Using bank-grade security to ensure your files are safe, while automatic notifications and detailed viewing reports help you save time, avoid deadline risk, and complete work with fewer revisions.
 
Use this link to save 20% on your first year’s subscription,
and make your files fly:
PAPA Members Save 20%
 
 
Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger, 111th Aerial Photography, julie@the111th.com

         
Phase One Industrial - click to visit website


 
  

Phase One Industrial, a division of Phase One A/S, the world’s leading medium format camera maker, has recently expanded its offerings to include the world’s most complete line of integrated medium format aerial cameras and software. Ranging from 50 to 80 megapixels, they offer a wide range of features including high resolution, optional FMC and GPS/IMU compatibility. Phase One Industrial continues to introduce new and innovative products for the aerial photogrammetry markets which are purpose-built to meet the exacting needs of aerial photography and streamline capture and processing. 

Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger111th Aerial Photography
For information contact: Dana Brown   DBR@phaseone.com

Visit us: http://industrial.phaseone.com/

 

Airborne Sensor - HD Video Pod
Airborne Sensor 360 logo

Eagle360 is a belly mounted aircraft pod that holds up to 5 GoPro Hero3+ cameras, and comes with a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that covers 56 aircraft types: now you can affordably shoot terrific, safe, vibration-free commercial quality video.

Visit their website for more information: www.airbornesensor.com

 
 
Logix-USA


Printers & Printing Supplies for the Professional Photographer

For over 37 years, Logix has successfully implemented a wide variety of color-managed digital imaging systems for both large and small photography studios, sport and event photographers. Our product line includes Kodak, Epson, Xerox, X-Rite, LaCie, Inkpress papers, Sawgrass sublimation systems, PremierArt coatings, and many more. 

 
For information contact John Massman 1-800-465-6449
jmassman@logix-usa.com 
Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger111th Aerial Photography
 
Logix and John Massman have been a friend of PAPA since 2004!

 
 
 
ProAerialVideo.com
ProAerialVideo.com
ProAerialVideo.com is the world's largest resource dedicated exclusively to collecting, cataloguing, displaying and selling stock aerial footage. Created through a collaboration of an international consortium of aerial videographers, this growing library specializes in aerial footage of city skylines, recognizable landmarks and diverse landscapes from around the world.   ProAerialVideo.com also works with our network of aerial videographers to provide the highest quality custom aerial video around the world.
 
Got Video? Contact www.proaerialvideo.com for representation
Julie@the111th.com 408-683-9111
 
 
 
 
Aviation Marine Insurance Services

We understand the Aerial Photographers needs!

Aviation Marine helps aircraft owners obtain aviation insurance at the best price and with the right coverage. We've done so since 1978. Most of our aircraft insurance agents are also pilots. We know how important it is for you to know that you have the right aircraft coverage at the right price.

We service a wide range of aviation operations, from classic Bonanzas to charted Gulfstreams to firefighting helicopters. Aviation Marine can obtain both personal and commercial aircraft insurance coverage.

Aviation Marine works with multiple national aviation insurance carriers. As such, we can provide you with multiple competing quotes. Contact us today to see how easy obtaining the process can be.

 
For information contact Scott Gault
scott@aviation-marine.com  
 
Recommending PAPA member: Julie Belanger111th Aerial Photography

 
riot creative imaging
Riotcolor.com

From trade show and event graphics, finished photographic art, indoor and outdoor signage, to retail and point of purchase displays, Riot Creative Imaging provides high quality print solutions so our customers can focus on what they do best. Riot color experts use the most sophisticated equipment, apply the latest technologies and techniques, and have an eye for just what you're looking for. We are printers. And technicians. And designers. And installers. But for everyone at Riot, color communication is our passion.

 

Recommending PAPA member contact Julie Belanger, 111th Aerial Photography  julie@the111th.com

 
At Riot contact Greyson Prinzing greyson@riotcolor.com 

Visit www.riotcolor.com

 
 
Applanix
Applanix - click to visit website

Since the company’s inception in 1991, Applanix has set the standard for position and orientation technology in land, marine, and airborne applications worldwide. Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada Applanix develops and manufactures a line of Intertial Navigation System products. The company's Position and Orientation Systems (POS) are used worldwide for a variety of applications such as, aerial survey and mapping, remote sensing, road profiling, GIS data acquisition, and hydrographic surveying.

 

Recommending PAPA member contact Julie Belanger, 111th Aerial Photography, julie@the111th.com

 

Visit www.applanix.com

 
 
 Coda Finishing Products
 
Coda Finishing products - click to visit website

Coda is a supplier of mounting and laminating equipment and supplies with over 50 years of experience in the finishing field. Coda offers production and table-top laminators, pressure sensitive mountboards, laminating films, cutters, and trimmers.

Coda’s Display Mounts are a favorite for photographers who produce finished mounted pieces for their clients to be used for trade shows, corporate lobby displays, and more. The Coda finished display mount is ready to hang, lightweight and durable for any image and comes in a variety of standard sizes and panoramic dimensions.

 

Recommending PAPA members:Pat & Julie Belanger111th Aerial Photography

Visit us:http://codamount.com/

 
 
Shutterfly
link to shutterfly professional

Shutterfly, long known as a user friendly printing service with exceptionally high customer service and producer of quality printing of photos and photo products, is also a friend to PAPA. Look into the Shutterfly Pro Gallery to host your STOCK & CLIENTS' photos and easily sell prints, digital files and photo products online.

 

Recommending PAPA member contact: Julie Belanger, 111th Aerial Photography julie@the111th.com

 

Visit http://www.shutterfly.com Professional accounts

 
 
 
Datacolor - click to visit website
Datacolor Spyder3

Display calibration for professional photographers and studios…Ensure your image perfectly matches your vision
Spyder3Studio offers you the right tools for the right job and a new level of accuracy and control for all your color management needs.  It’s the cornerstone of any digital darkroom bringing you easy to use, full-featured, photographer oriented solutions for your digital workflow.  With solutions from RAW Camera calibration to quick and easy custom ICC printer profiles you’ll get real-world colors you can rely on.  From start to finish, spyder3Studio SR brings you results professional studios require and ease of use serious photographer’s demand.

 
Recommending PAPA member contact: Alan and Stan Macbean, Photographic Solutions stan@utahbyair.com

Visit www.datacolor.com

 
 
 
AircraftLogs.com
Aircraftlogs.com

Did you know… Loss of logbooks by fire, theft or simply misplacing them, could result in significant loss to the value of your aircraft that even insurance won’t cover.  AircraftLogs.com is an aircraft management system providing complete recordkeeping services for corporate and private aircraft owners and operators.  

AircraftLogs will provide individual PAPA members with a complete and secure aircraft management program including online logbooks and flight records, expense management, maintenance tracking, reporting tools and more.  For more information visit AircraftLogs.com  and call 888-359-5647.

 

Recommending PAPA member: Kent Larson Kent@DCAirPhotos.com

 
 
 
 
New Tech Services

New Tech  Services is a dealer for many products of special interest to aerial Photographers, including aircraft, aerial cameras and support equipment. 

Visit www.nts-info.com

 
 
 
 
 
LEAD'AIR INC. - Survey Camera Systems
Lead AirLeadAir System

Lead’Air, Inc. (USA) in collaboration with Track’Air (the Netherlands), maker of the X-Track Flight Management System and Midas Mapping Camera, is introducing NanoTrack, a new Flight Management System specially adapted for small format digital aerial photography. NanoTrack is designed to accurately plan and automatically trigger vertical and oblique photography using commercial small format digital cameras. It will allow the user to plan and precisely fly small blocks of parallel strips of vertical photography using the same tools that so far have only been available to large mapping companies.  The NanoTrack is an affordable system derived from the proven X-Track system used by over one thousand major mapping companies and governmental agencies worldwide. For more information contact Lead’Air at 407-343-7571

 

Recommended by PAPA member: Chuck Boyle cboyle@boyleconsulting.com

 
 
 
 
Topoflight 3D Flight Planning Software

"TopoFlight" - The Standard in 3D Flight Planning.  Version 7.0 is available now.  Please visit the updated Website: www.TopoFlight.com to get information about the new TopoFlight Products: TopoFlight WebViewer and TopoFlight Navigator. The TopoFlight CamCulator can be downloaded Free of Charge. 

 

Visit www.topoflight.com

 

 
 
   
 
Hasselblad BronHasselblad Bron2
Hasselblad Bron1

Hasselblad has a tradition of designing camera solutions that provide uncompromising image quality to the professional photography marketplace.

Hasselblad's Special Applications Group has been successful in the development of customized solutions for a variety of unique and specialized markets.  This group continues to leverage Hasselblad's world-class technology into the development of superior camera systems to fit the needs of a variety of applications, including the demanding requirements of those in the aerial photography market.

Recommending PAPA member: John Parker. john@principalphoto.com 

For information contact Greg King gking@hasselbladbron.com

Visit www.hasselbladbron.com

Airborne Sensor - HD Video Pod
Airborne Sensor 360 logo

Eagle360 is a belly mounted aircraft pod that holds up to 5 GoPro Hero3+ cameras, and comes with a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that covers 56 aircraft types: now you can affordably shoot terrific, safe, vibration-free commercial quality video.

Visit their website for more information: www.airbornesensor.com

Airborne Sensor - HD Video Pod
Airborne Sensor 360 logo

Eagle360 is a belly mounted aircraft pod that holds up to 5 GoPro Hero3+ cameras, and comes with a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that covers 56 aircraft types: now you can affordably shoot terrific, safe, vibration-free commercial quality video.

Visit their website for more information: www.airbornesensor.com

 
 


Stockpile Reports is an image based 3D reconstruction company use ground and aerial based imagery to compute stockpile volumes for various clients. Stockpile Reports has a patented software that can calculate fast, accurate stockpile measurements using data collected by airplane or drone. Many PAPA members work with Stockpile Reports providing aerial imagery at various locations in the US and Canada.  

 
For information contact Maury Margol