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  • Aerial photo of a woman walking alone on the beach next to an emerald-colored ocean.
    Drone photo of a city-block-size apartment complex near the beach and a pier.
    Aerial photo looking north up the sand dunes and coastline of the Monterey Bay from a drone.
    Aerial photo of the Salinas River curving along the beach and sand dunes towards Moss Landing in the distance.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
    Sunset over the Monterey Bay with a neighborhood in the foreground shot with a drone camera.
    Streetscape of a roundabout intersection in a suburban neighborhood shot with a drone camera.
    Drone photo of a city-block-size apartment complex near the beach under construction.
    Streets, houses, apartments, and shopping centers go on endlessly. Shot with a drone camera.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
    Orange and purple sunset over a suburban neighborhood with tree silhouettes shot with a drone camera
    A man fishing on the beach at sunset shot with a drone camera.
  • Drone photo of a West Santa Cruz neighborhood looking out over the Monterey Bay.
    Drone photo of a West Santa Cruz neighborhood looking out over the Monterey Bay.
    Drone photo of a West Santa Cruz neighborhood looking out over the Monterey Bay.
    Aerial photo of a family walking along the water’s edge at sunset on the Monterey Bay.
    Aerial photo looking north up the sand dunes and coastline of the Monterey Bay from a drone.
    Aerial photo of a solitary man walking along the water’s edge at sunset on the Monterey Bay.
    Medical facility shot from a drone.
    Drone photo of a park with library, trees, trails, and large pond sourounded by homes, san dunes, and the ocean.
    Aerial photo from a drone of Moss Landing on a sunny day.
    Village center shot from a drone includes apartments, theater, offices, park and art galleries.
    Village center shot from a drone includes apartments, theater, offices, park and art galleries.
    Village center shot from a drone includes apartments, theater, offices, park and art galleries.
  • Village center shot from a drone includes apartments, theater, offices, park and art galleries.
    Monterey Bay suburbia from the air.
    Traffic circle on Crescent Avenue in Marina.
    Armstrong Ranch strawberry fields at sunset.
    Armstrong Ranch, City of Marina, and Monterey Bay from a drone.
    Armstrong Ranch strawberry fields at dusk.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
    Vernal Pond with trails around it and homes in the background set in an oak woodland.
    Looking directly down at a vernal Pond on the former Fort Ord.
    A cyclist in a a Fort Ord trail through oak woodland.
  • Twilight over the City of Marina and Monterey Bay.
    A beach cityscape at sunset shot with a drone camera.
    A twilight sky and mountain peak are the backdrop for this quiet suburban neighborhood shot with a drone camera.
    Twilight over the City of Marina and Monterey Bay with the Monterey Peninsula in the background.
    Drone photo of a West Santa Cruz neighborhood looking out over the Monterey Bay.
    Drone photo of a West Santa Cruz neighborhood looking out over the Monterey Bay.
    Armstrong Ranch, City of Marina, and Monterey Bay from a drone.
    Armstrong Ranch and City of Marina from a drone.
    Ranch land at sunset with oak trees, strawberry fields and water tank.
    Looking down on green surf with a bird floating beyond the break.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
    Aerial photo of the ocean waves washing around rocks and over a kelp forest. Shot with a drone camera.
  • Drone photo of sand dunes and the beach with trails winding through.
    Drone photo of a suburban park, roads and neighborhood.

“I’m the kind of guy who is always glued to the airline window from take off to landing.  I love to fly and combining this with my love for photography shows through in the imagery.”

Steve Zmak is FAA certified to operate a sUAS/drone aircraft commercially. He has experience photographing a variety of natural or developed terrain from a variety of aircraft including fixed wing, helicopter, and unmanned/drone. He can portray the earth from the air very literally for urban planning and documentation, or more conceptually similar to portraiture, still life and landscape photography, or completely abstract with a painterly style.

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A man fishing on the beach at sunset shot with a drone camera.

A lone fisherman standing on the edge of the world with wave shadows flickering like flames from the sunset. FAA certified sUAS/Drone photography.