Mark Gilvey, Photographer

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By Rebecca Barnes

A “high shot” of a building in Manassas. The angle of view allowed Mark to get above the near retaining wall to capture the building from a view that normally is not seen.

A “high shot” of a building in Manassas. The angle of view allowed Mark to get above the near retaining wall to capture the building from a view that normally is not seen.

Mark Gilvey loves Tech, especially tech that is part of his photography business.  Like a kid at Christmas, Gilvey couldn’t wait to put together his latest device.  Not just any tripod – Gilvey is now the proud owner of a tripod/stand that raises his camera stand 25 feet off the ground.  Using guidelines to keep it from swaying, this is not something just any photographer would have.  “This is very special purpose, it takes about 30 – 60  minutes to set up plus shooting and processing time,” said Gilvey.  “I fire the camera with remote control and can rotate it up and down and 360˚. I can also shoot video from the controller.”

Why use this “pole” instead of a drone?  Gilvey says he can shoot 36-megapixel images with the camera that sits on top of it. Most drones will only shoot 1080p or 4k, which is much smaller. “Drones are still illegal in the DC area down to Quantico MCB. A drone currently requires a pilot’s license ($6000 – $10,000) if you want to shoot commercially, which you’re not supposed to do yet. Farmers aren’t even allowed to use drones to see if their irrigation is working!”

Mark Gilvey (mgcre8v.com) and Marie Gilvey (CorseCrafts.com) smile as they look UP at the camera which is tucked inside the tree branches of their full grown silver maple. Mind the laundry please ;-)

Mark Gilvey (mgcre8v.com) and Marie Gilvey (CorseCrafts.com) smile as they look UP at the camera which is tucked inside the tree branches of their full grown silver maple.

Who would benefit from this type of photography? Realtors, landscapers, stamped concrete contractors, pool builders, people, and organizations with nice gardens.  PWL A photographer for Prince William Living, Mark has covered numerous stories and his work has been on many covers of the magazine, including the April issue, now in stands.  For more information, contact Mark Gilvey Creative at mgcre8v.com, mg@markeglivey.com, 571-249-5566.

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