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Mark Holtzman   (#178)   (Mark)
Basic Information
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Email Address
Phone
(818) 788-5056
Toll Free Phone
Fax
Address
13351-D Riverside Dr. #259

Los Angeles, CA  
91423
USA


Personal Information
Birthday
Dec 27
Additional Information
In Business Since
2001
Service Description
aerial photography, oblique photography, vertical photography, orthorectified, ortho, georeferenced, digital elevation modeling, DEM, ground photography
Service Area
California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii
Company Email
mark@photopilot.com
Emergency Phone
818-788-5056
Pilot
Yes
Ratings
Internationally recognized aerial photographer, with awards in World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International, two of the three top photojournalism competitions in the world.

Images frequently seen in print, including Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and Sports Illustrated.
Aircraft
Yes
Custom Aerial Photography
Yes
Custom Aerial Video
True
Oblique Aerials
True
Vertical Aerials
Yes
Vertical Mapping Surveys
True
Aerial Video
True
Fixed Wing
True
Helicopter
True
Camera
Canon 5D Mkiii 21.1-megapixel, Nikon D800 36.3-megapixel
Gyro Stabilizer
True
UAV
False
Tethered
False
Mast
False
Blimp
False
Aerial Panoramic
True
Infrared
True
Fine Art Photography
True
Stock Aerials
True
Stock Aerial Notes
www.markholtzman.com
Stock Aerial Videos
True
Ground/Architectural
True
Ground Interiors
True
Ground Video
True
Virtual Reality
True
Ground Panoramic
True
Stock Ground Photography
True
Stock Ground Videos
True
Digital Design Services
Design services available, including color-correction, labeling, printing, etc.
Other Services
Oblique & Vertical Aerial photography - with many years of experience shooting within the special use airspace in Los Angeles, San Diego, and all of California.
APOTY Award
2010
Master Award
2010
Master Point Total
14
Regions
Western Region

Biography

Mark is a California native with over 35 years of experience as both a photographer and pilot. He began taking pictures at an early age, under the guidance of his father, who was also an amateur photographer. By age 10, Mark and his father could be frequently seen in their make-shift darkroom at home. At age 17, Mark got his pilot's license and has been flying ever since. But the idea of aerial photography was not fully realized for several years, although recently uncovered film and slides indicate that Mark has been shooting pictures from airplanes for many more years than previously thought.

 
Over the years, Mark has explored a variety of careers, studying Music at Cal State Northridge, working as an LA County Beach Lifeguard and Paramedic, and even trying his hand at acting - making a brief appearance in All the President's Men.
 
In early 2000, Mark combined his two passions, photography and aviation, and started West Coast Aerial Photography. He gave up another job to pursue aerial photography full-time in 2007. By 2008, Mark's son, Steven, joined the West Coast Aerial Photography team full-time. Today, Mark and his son can be seen shooting aerial and ground images throughout the world. Many of Mark's photos have been seen globally, both online and in print.
 
 
 
For samples of our work, please visit our website at www.photopilot.com or give us a call at 818.788.5056.