Based in Oahu, Straight and Level provides professional aerial photography and videography in the state of Hawaii. As a licensed pilot we are able to fly inter-island and take photos throughout Hawaii. We use UAS (drones) and manned helicopters to get that perfect shot. Give us a call now for pricing and to schedule your aerial shots!

Licensed Pilot

John is a Part 61 licensed pilot (manned aircraft) and Part 107 remote pilot (UAS/drones). He flies inter-island and is familiar with the airspace and weather of the Hawaiian Islands.

FAA 333 Exemption

Straight and Level received it’s FAA 333 Exemption (No. 13216) in October 2015. We are one of the few in Hawaii to legally take commercial aerial photos and videos. Our drone is also FAA registered with an “N” number.

Licensed & Insured

Straight and Level is a registered and licensed business in the State of Hawaii. We also carry liability insurance.


We specialize in photography and videography in the following areas.

  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Wedding
  • Solar Installation
  • Sports
  • National Parks & Recreation
  • News Gathering



I’m a photographer living on the island of Oahu. I am passionate about photography and I set myself with high standards. My goal is to produce great work with ALOHA.

If you are considering having your next project professionally photographed please contact me.


  • Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • I’ve worked in technology/internet for more than 10+ years.
  • I’m a FAA licensed pilot.
  • I like to surf!
  • I love living in HAWAII!