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Small Town Texas

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  The state of Texas has four of the eleven largest cities in the nation, yet one of the largest draws to the state is its small town lifestyle.  On a recent trip to the Panhandle we stopped and visited Dalhart, a town that was important to the construction of the Texas State Capitol.   As previously mentioned, the land in Austin where the Texas State Capitol sits was traded for... Read More »

Texas State Capitol

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Completed in 1888, the Texas State Capitol is the home to the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Governor’s Office.  Standing at an impressive 308 feet tall, the Texas State Capitol is the sixth tallest in the nation, and is taller than the United State Capitol.  Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, it is designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style.   Before... Read More »

New Drone Photography Rules

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Drone Photography has exploded onto the scene over the past few years, with more and more pilots picking up the controls and taking flight to get angles that were impossible to get before.  Recently, in response to the drone photography boom, the FAA released new rules regarding the piloting of the drones.  The proposed rules are:   The drone must remain within eyesight of the... Read More »

Times Square at Craig Ranch Dallas, TX

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Located in the heart of McKinney, TX, the Times Square at Craig Ranch complex stands apart from the competition.  This four story luxury apartment building is within walking distance of the TPC Craig Ranch Golf Course (rated as one of the top ten golf courses in Texas from Golf Digest), and is just a short drive to North Dallas.  There is also an ample amount of shopping nearby as well as on... Read More »

University of Texas Tower

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  Completed in 1937, this thirty story tower is one of the most recognizable features of Austin.  Located in the heart of the University of Texas campus, the University of Texas Tower can be seen from miles around.   When it originally opened in 1937, the plan was to use the Tower as a library with a series of dumbwaiters moving the books between floors.  This was short-lived as... Read More »

How to Hire us to Photograph Your Property

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Ready to hire us to photograph your property?  Setting up a shoot with Clear Sky Images couldn’t be easier.    Visit www.ClearSkyImages.com    On the left sidebar click on “Quote”    When you reach the satellite view, simply type in the address of your site to be taken to it.  Once there, use the cursor to draw an outline around your site.  This will not only make... Read More »

Austin Texas Skylines

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Austin Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with over a hundred people a day moving to the city.  All it takes to confirm the massive growth is one glance at the downtown skyline.  It is virtually impossible to find an angle of downtown that doesn’t include a giant crane working on another high rise.  Given the rapidly changing landscape, it’s important as a... Read More »

Photographing North Facing Buildings

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Have you ever wondered why North facing buildings are hard to get good photos of? This South Texas property located in McAllen, Texas is a sprawling 287,000 square foot shopping center.  The major tenants include Target, Academy, Office Depot, and Marshalls, as well as a wide variety of smaller shops and restaurants.  The majority of major tenants face North, which can pose a problem with... Read More »

Location Photography: South Congress St Austin

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  The unofficial motto of the city is “Keep Austin Weird”, nowhere is this on display better than the South Congress district.  Located within walking distance of downtown, and within view of the state capitol, South Congress is home to a wide variety of restaurants, shopping, and live music.  Oh, and also home to a fair amount of weirdness as well.   If there is a food type,... Read More »

Shopping Center Photography

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  In a previous blog entry, we discussed how Texas has four of the ten fastest growing cities in the country and how our apartment photography could you help capitalize on that.  Today we are going to talk about how our Shopping Center photography can do the same for your retail property.  The reality is that in these rapidly expanding markets there is abundant retail space... Read More »