Our Family Adventures
My wife Emily and I try to live adventurous lives, exploring the Pacific Northwest on weekends and once a year traveling to a foreign country to experience new cultures. There is no better way to clearly show you my passion for adventure and photography than to share with you our personal family adventures. I invite you to browse such categories as Vacations, Hiking, Skiing, Biking, Cascades, and Rafting for examples of how I document our adventures.
- Coe Creek Falls August 28, 2017
- Totality August 22, 2017
- Broken Group Seakayaking - Vancouver Island, BC August 14, 2017
- Riggott Family Reunion August 6, 2017
- Billy Chinook Wakeboarding July 23, 2017
- Eagle Creek Canyoneering July 17, 2017
- Iron Mountain Wildflowers July 16, 2017
- Spider Gap to Buck Creek Pass July 5, 2017
- Trask Trail ride over the Coast Range June 19, 2017
- Yosemite June 12, 2017
Benefits of Personalized Itineraries
With preparation before your visit to the Pacific Northwest I promise ....
- Tailored to your fitness level
- Offbeat beautiful locations only a local would know
- Realistic travel time estimates based on local knowledge.
Jon Ellinger is a pleasure to work with, he has excellent communication skills and is very responsive.
Jon has exceeed the geospatial positioning standards I require on the projects he has delivered. I find his work to be of the highest order given the equipment that he has chosen to utilize.
I highly recommend Jon for any UAS projects, including surveying ans engineering design.
Jon was detailed and communicative, ensuring he had a thorough understanding of our needs. His technical background coupled with a creative eye was instrumental in delivering a great product for one of our signature projects.
“The 2017 Eagle Creek Wildfire devastated the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Hundreds of miles of the Gorge’s trails, which are visited annually by millions of people, are now closed and severely compromised. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for Search and Rescue efforts in the majority of the area affected. Jon Ellinger with TLT Photography proved invaluable to our efforts to identify the burn areas to keep our SAR volunteers safe. Working with Digital Globe, Jon provided us with satellite overlays we were able to incorporate into our existing mapping software. Our SAR people and the citizens we serve are much safer because of their work.”
I work at a professional mapping firm. We were looking for someone to collect aerial photographs and prepare large scale aerial images geo-referenced to our project coordinates (ortho-photography). We also needed 3D points generated from this imagery – sufficient to map roadways.
TLT’s drone-pilot/photographer is a certified photogrammetrist (something I did not find with other drone-photographers out there). He is professional and was excited about the details of our project. Really great to work with.
The photos turned out excellent, and the large scale, multi-photo stitched image was exactly what we (and our client) needed. TLT produced professional grade photographs with professional grade cameras and equipment.
The work you did was great and much appreciated!
“I called Jon from his website to see if he could help me provide terrain data to my architect who is not local to my project. He was most generous with his time and provided a file in the format my architect needed. I was beyond pleased at his quick response and willingness to help.”
Jon was very professional and fast. He worked with me and provided great advice for stellar images. He went above and beyond in setting up the shoot, taking many, many great shots and did so in a more than timely manner. We use many drone photographers across the country and I have to say Jon is one of the best I have worked with. I highly recommend him.
It has been an extremely quick and easy and process working with Jon on a drone photo and video project for a large office development we are leasing. He turned around top-notch visuals quickly, and with complimentary edits, to make sure we were completely satisfied with the finished product. The 4K video that he produced was amazing quality and will be extremely impactful in our advertising. I would highly recommend working with Jon on your next drone photo or video project.
We recently hired Jon for a land site flyover and the work product was excellent! Jon was extremely responsive (within minutes), super easy to work with, is a total pro that knows exactly what he’s doing and what the client (me) needs. Start to finish, great work, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work with him on future projects. Zero question of quality and professionalism with Jon. Loved it!
TLT delivered an excellent package of video and photos for our week long rafting trip. The quality was excellent and I was amazed how quickly they were able to turn around the project. We now have a memory we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you TLT!!
“Thank you so much! This is SO helpful! I intend to run this answer with some link backs to TLT this Saturday. I appreciate it!” – In response to a detailed photogrammetry explanation for her very popular blog.
Your work is beautiful – congratulations on living your passion!
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.
On December 6th, 2017 on the way to meet with a local UAV firm in Hillsboro I was rear-ended by a 1992 White Ford Bronco (Yes, same EXACT vehicle OJ drove on his attempted escape from police). The individual hit me with enough speed to push my truck into a Chevy Cruz in front of […]
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There aren’t that many nice days left around Portland so today I took the Mavic Pro, the Sony Action Cam and my mountain bike to Silver Star Mountain just east of Vancouver, WA to test out some new flying techniques with AutoPilot, Litchi and DJI GO 4. Some worked, some didn’t but I came home […]