Aerial Services

Real Estate

Do you want to provide your clients an innovative, unique perspective of the land, residential, or commercial properties you represent?  With options to fly properties for you or train your current employees as FAA certified commercial UAV pilots, let me help you drive sales and distinguish your real estate company from the rest of the pack. 


Have you just completed an amazing outdoor project?  Do you have product that you would like to feature in a video?  Do you know that online video accounts for 50% of mobile traffic?  Drone video marketing is currently one of the biggest and most successful marketing trends.  Let me help you stand out from the rest and attract audiences with stunning aerial visuals. 


Drones have become a safe, cost-effective method for conducting aerial inspections.   Whether it be a thermal roof inspection, a natural disaster damage assessment or an industrial infrastructure inspection, UAV platforms have the ability to efficiently capture a variety of high resolution data types to meet your needs.   

Action Sports

Are you an athlete?  Would you like to capture the same stunning professional aerial shots of yourself that you see in mainstream action sports videos?  As someone who has always enjoyed action sports myself such as mountain biking, freeskiing, and wakeboarding I know all too well that you can’t focus on nailing that corked 720 or clearing that extra long tabletop jump if you are also thinking about which camera settings your wife or buddy are using to film you.  With years of experience filming from all possible angles on the ground and now the ability to capture you from the sky, I promise I won’t “miss the shot”!  


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Geospatial Data Solutions

3D Modeling

Advanced computer algorithms, powerful hardware, high resolution camera sensors, and modern photogrammetry software now offer the ability to create photorealistic 3D models of subject matter using digital imagery.  Using a combination of terrestrial and aerial imagery capture by UAV ultra high resolution 3D models can be used for terrain analysis, infrastructure inspection or even for marketing your work of art.  With my experience as a professional photographer and data scientist I understand the importance of proper imagery acquisition parameters needed to ensure high quality 3D reconstruction and because I am a small emerging business I can promise unbeatable rates for my 3D modeling services.


Photogrammetry Services

As a Certified Photogrammetrist with 10 years of experience designing aerial surveys and orthorectifying imagery from planes, helicopters and now UAV’s I have the experience and skills required to deliver high quality, accurate aerial imagery for projects of any size.  With partners throughout the US I can tailor fit acquisition platforms and sensor combinations to your individual needs.   Services I offer include aerial triangulation, DEM/DTM generation, ortho rectification and seamless mosaic creation, planimetrics, contour creation, and 3D modeling.  With a certified professional personally processing your data without the large overhead costs often associated with larger companies I aim to be the most affordable, honest, and dedicated solution for your photogrammetry needs.


Geospatial Data Quality Review

Does your data set have proper coverage?  Has the data been projected into the right geographic coordinate system with the correct units?  Are there any pits or birds left in the LiDAR data sets and has the imagery been processed with the correct number of spectral bands with proper color balancing?  Are there any seamlines visible in the subject matter and has radial relief distortion been addressed?  As a certified Remote Sensing Scientist and Photogrammetrist with a decade of experience working with LiDAR and aerial imagery, I have the experience to serve as an unbiased 3rd party data reviewer to ensure you receive data products from your vendors that meet the highest industry standards of quality and accuracy.  

GIS Solutions

As a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) with a Masters degree in geography I have spent my entire education and career reviewing and analyzing geospatial data utilizing industry-leading GIS Software.  Through working with a wide variety of data types and GIS tools over the years I have acquired the technical skills needed to efficiently help you with your data analysis needs. 

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Special Events

Portraits are wonderful, but what about 360 degree video, super wide angle first person point of view action-cam footage, or an orbiting aerial scene of you from 50ft above your head, all shot in Ultra HD 4K video or RAW format stills.   With a FAA commercial UAS Pilots License and a passion for using the very latest technology I have the ability to capture your special event in a unique way not possible through traditional DSLR photography.

Nature Photography

Whether it be a relaxing afternoon rafting trip or an epic 4 day technical ski ascent of a remote peak I always carry about five to ten pounds of camera equipment to capture the beauty of my surroundings.  I have never been a roadside photographer.  Instead, I take the Trail Less Traveled into the mountains to share unique, beautiful moments of nature with others upon my return. 

Film Digital Archiving

Would you like to preserve your old photos in a portable, digital format that won’t get lost, fade, or become damaged?  Don’t trust your photos to a bulk scanning site which scans them at sub-par resolution and has the potential to damage or lose your originals.   Read about my own personal family archiving project and you will see how my attention to detail, experience, and personal care make me the clear choice for preserving your precious memories.

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Guide Services

Itineraries & Planning

Personal Photographer

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Testimonials & Endorsements

We have seen a lot of talented people in drones over the years, and Jon’s presentation in our official event, was one of the high points, he has a ton of talent. – David Oneal speaking of my aerial 3D Modeling talk at International Drone Day 2017 in Portland, Oregon.

David Oneal Co-Creator of International Drone Day & Marketing Director for Wildly Creative Marketing

Your work is beautiful – congratulations on living your passion!

Janet DelVillaggio Happy Customer

Mr. Ellinger is one of the most talented imagery data scientists that I have had the pleasure of knowing. Mr. Ellinger employed a number of innovative solutions to digital imagery projects that had strict accuracy requirements with tight budgets. Mr. Ellinger always completed his work ahead of schedule and under budget. His management skills for workflows and schedules are top notch.

Layne Friedel Director Business Development at GeoTerra, Inc.

My Passions?

When I was 10 years old I asked my parents for state and world atlases for Christmas. When Google Earth was released I lost a full week of my life exploring the world from my desk. Since 2005 I have been carrying a GPS and camera equipment on every outdoor adventure I go on. In 2006 while at Oregon State University I fell in love with the field of remote sensing as it married my love for both imagery, technology, and geography. Since then my life has been a mixture of exploring the world in my free time, camera at hand, and working professionally with the latest sensors on the market to capture, process, and analyze high quality geospatial data.

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About Me

My name is Jonathan Ellinger and I'm 37 year old outdoor enthusiast, photographer, and professional photogrammetrist living in Portland, Oregon. I grew up in Lake George, New York where I discovered my love for the mountains in the Adirondacks. I continued my education at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine with a degree in Geology and Environmental Studies. After spending a couple years in Boston and Saratoga Springs NY finishing up my goal of climbing all 115 peaks of the Northeast and meeting my future wife Emily Riggott I decided to explore the opposite coast of the country. In 2006 I moved to Corvallis, Oregon to pursue a Masters Degree in Remote Sensing at Oregon State University. While at OSU I began my formal career with Watershed Sciences processing aerial photo, thermal, and LiDAR datasets. My wife Emily moved to Corvallis in 2008 and after I graduated from OSU we moved to our current home in North Portland, Oregon. When we are not busy with our professional careers we spend our time exploring the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest and traveling the world when our jobs permit us the time off. After leaving Watershed Sciences in 2015 after it merged with two other companies to become Quantum Spatial and then spending a brief year working for Cardno, a large corporation out of Australia I came to realize that I no longer wanted to work within the bureaucracy of very large corporation. My new business will be based on my passion for photography, quality data delivery, confidence in my abilities, and honesty with my business interactions. If these are the qualities you are looking for in a business relationship or if your just browsing the internet for some unique photography of our amazing planet please consider me!


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Understanding Spatial Resolution with Drones

“We can get 1cm with our drone!” Have you heard someone in the drone industry say something similar to this? I have, many times. With affordable drones such as the GoPro Karma, and DJI Mavic and Spark becoming accessible to people of all educational backgrounds it makes sense that there is sometimes confusion about what […]

Contributing Expert to The Drone Girl Blog

The Drone Girl blog is one of the premiere sources of information for drone enthusiasts on the internet. I’m quoted in this article above and will serve as a professional contributor for any future photogrammetry posts they may have questions for.

Mount St. Helens & Columbia Gorge Photography

Gallery & Prints Here My longtime friend Rachel from my years at Bowdoin visited Emily and I this week before a conference was attending at Skamania Lodge. We picked her up from the airport on Tuesday night and had a wonderful evening catching up with her in our backyard over dinner. She seems to have […]

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