About Hot Shots Aerial Photography

Hot Shots Aerial Photography provides professional aerial imaging services using advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology.
In addition to high-resolution photography and videography, we offer two- and three-dimensional mapping and thermal imaging. We serve clients in a variety of industries and sectors, including construction, agriculture, real estate and emergency response management.
Our team is fully insured and we are FAA certified for drone operation. Because we are committed to providing exceptional and responsive service to our clients, we are happy to customize our imaging capabilities to meet your needs.
Derrick Ward, owner of Hot Shots Aerial Photography, has been a firefighter in Los Angeles, California for 28 years, and is currently assigned to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). He is ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting) certified. He has extensive training in air-traffic control communication, airport familiarization, HAZMAT standards, and arson investigation in the state of California.He is also FAA certified (part 107) and has over 2,080 hours of flight time. He typically flies a DJI Inspire 2 with the X5 camera system. He currently lives in Utah and works across the western United States. Derrick’s wife Carla is a professional photographer and her specialty is in Real Estate photography. Please visit our Real Estate section to view some of her work. Contact the Hot Shots team today to learn more about how we can put our aerial photography and videography services to work for you.


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