Featured Photographer – Ethan Rohloff

31 July 2017

Hi, my name is Ethan. I have been creating aerial imagery from helicopters for 10 years across Australia and the US. There are not many cities in the world like Sydney for an incredible selection of content to shoot from the helicopter.

As beautiful as it is, it can also be very challenging getting into desired airspaces due to the proximity of the airport and certain air restrictions.

I welcome challenges though, as it make me a better photographer. One of my favourite places to photograph from the heli in Sydney is tucking into the many bays around Sydney Harbour as it often can provide for great foreground content and give a sense of depth to an image.  

I am often asked if I use drones. I do use drones for some portions of my commissioned aerial photography work, however, there is nothing like being up in the helicopter to see a composition unfold and pick up how light really changes a subject. I often take up friends or clients in the helicopter with me and at some point most will say, “you have the best job”.  I can’t say I have ever disagreed. 

Facebook: Ethan Rohloff Aerial

Instagram: @ethanrohloffaerial

Darling Harbour with ICC and CBD Backdrop Sydney

Darling Harbour with ICC and CBD Backdrop. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Hyde Park with Sydney CBD Backdrop

Hyde Park with CBD Backdrop. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Manly at sunrise, Manly Beach

Manly at sunrise. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

North Sydney view of Sydney Harbour

North Sydney view of Sydney Harbour. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney at sunset

Sydney at sunset. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Harbour at dusk

Sydney Harbour at dusk. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Harbour at sunrise

Sydney Harbour at sunrise. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Harbour Bridge with Bridgeclimb

Sydney Harbour Bridge with Bridgeclimb. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Harbour in morning light

Sydney Harbour in morning light. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Opera House at sunrise

Sydney Opera House at sunrise. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Opera House sails

Sydney Opera House sails. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Opera House with CBD at first light

Sydney Opera House with CBD at first light. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff

Sydney Opera House

Vertical of Sydney Opera House. Image Credit: Ethan Rohloff