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Anyone heard of boatpics.com?


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Was out early yesterday and noticed a helicopter flying pretty low and circling. We got closer and the helicopter starts making passes by the boat while I was catching a set. Initially I didnt know what he was doing, but then I saw the guy snapping pictures. When I got home I went to their website and the deal is that you can request copies of the photos (for a $25 fee) and they mail them to you. No online previews. Their cheapest photo is $250 for a 16x20 print. A single digital file is $500. I think they got some great shots, but I'm disappointed in their business model. It would be nice for some online thumbnails. Even so, at $250, I dont think I'm a buyer unless I can frame it and put over our fireplace! Or maybe on the bedroom ceiling!

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Was out early yesterday and noticed a helicopter flying pretty low and circling. We got closer and the helicopter starts making passes by the boat while I was catching a set. Initially I didnt know what he was doing, but then I saw the guy snapping pictures. When I got home I went to their website and the deal is that you can request copies of the photos (for a $25 fee) and they mail them to you. No online previews. Their cheapest photo is $250 for a 16x20 print. A single digital file is $500. I think they got some great shots, but I'm disappointed in their business model. It would be nice for some online thumbnails. Even so, at $250, I dont think I'm a buyer unless I can frame it and put over our fireplace! Or maybe on the bedroom ceiling!

I have heard of them, way to expensive in my mind, but then again my grandfather fly's so if I wanted an air shot I could probably line that up

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My boat was buzzed and photographed by them last year. At 250.00 they were wasting their time. A satellite photo would be a different story. :)

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The cost of flying a heli is much more than a fixed wing aircraft.

But, I still can't see where they get their prices. Someone must be buying them. Maybe they only shoot high end boats thinking that that's their clientele?

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They shot us several years ago and sent proofs in the mail - I guess they found us through our registration number. They are good photos, and the free proofs are on my bulletin board still.

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