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Elevating Architectural Rendering: Avian Australia's Aerial Photography Excellence


In this case study, we will explore how Avian Australia, a leading digital imaging and reality-capture company, collaborated with the Commercial Architecture industry to provide exceptional aerial photography services. By harnessing the power of drones and advanced imaging technology, Avian Australia delivered high-quality architectural renders, setting a new standard in the field.

The world of architecture has long embraced digital technology, but the potential of drones in this industry has only recently come to the forefront. Avian Australia, led by GM and Director of Operations Chris Patchell, specializes in partnering with the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector to deliver precise digital data and visualizations for various real-world environments, including assets, sites, terrain, and buildings.

For the commercial architecture industry, aerial photography, architectural renders, and visualizations play a pivotal role in concept designs, marketing, and sales efforts. This case study illustrates how Avian Australia excels in delivering unparalleled image quality and accuracy for architectural rendering.

Problem Statement

The challenge at hand was to capture high-resolution aerial photography that precisely matched the provided frame of reference. The images needed to be of the highest quality, with a resolution of at least 24.3 megapixels (MP), and exceptional sharpness to support enlargements and reproduction.

Avian Australia’s Solution

Avian Australia devised an innovative solution to meet these requirements. They deployed a professional-grade octocopter, equipped with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a 25mm F1.4 lens. This setup allowed them to capture the required image in a single frame, eliminating the need to stitch multiple images together, which could introduce errors or misalignments. The result was a stunning and precise aerial photograph.


The project was executed flawlessly, with Avian Australia’s expertise shining through:

– A Canon full-frame DSLR mounted on a professional-grade UAV ensured redundancy and safety features.

– The camera delivered exceptional image quality, boasting high resolution and sharpness, ensuring clarity and precision for enlargements.

– Avian Australia presented multiple images and views to the client, including stitched panorama views that could be used for additional design and marketing purposes.

– The low-altitude capture location made this aerial photograph impossible to replicate from a helicopter, highlighting the uniqueness of the solution.


The results were nothing short of remarkable:

✓ Avian Australia delivered an aerial photograph of unmatched quality and accuracy, exceeding the client’s expectations.

✓ The high-resolution and sharpness of the image allowed for superior enlargement and reproduction, supporting the client’s marketing and promotional efforts.

✓ The availability of multiple views and panorama images provided valuable assets for design and marketing teams.

✓ The exclusive low-altitude perspective added a distinctive element to the photograph, setting it apart from traditional aerial shots.

Avian Australia Commitment

Avian Australia’s partnership with the Commercial Architecture industry showcases the immense potential of drones and advanced imaging technology in delivering unparalleled quality and precision in aerial photography and architectural renders. Their innovative approach has not only solved a specific challenge but has also expanded the creative horizons for architectural design and marketing in the digital era.