Affordable aerial photography is being offered by a recently launched company, SkyVision Drone Service.

As its name suggests, this Rossville-based company can provide still or video images from the perspective of standing atop a 30-story building.

The brain child of Lamar Gillespie, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, SkyVision offers high resolution — 28 mgb still and 4K video — from a remotely controlled four-rotor drone.

Though "we're open to anything," Gillespie said his service focuses on commercial clients needing to advertise or document their work or property within the tri-state area.

With the drone, Gillespie aims to provide visuals for real estate developers, coverage of special events and festivals, construction projects, virtual tours and films to enhance websites.

And while their new undertaking may be "up in the air," both Lamar and his wife Emily have established roots here in Northwest Georgia.

For about eight years, he has taught music fundamentals to youngsters at Battlefield Primary. Before that, he was a music teacher at Westside Elementary and Lakeview Middle schools.

This new endeavor which is just getting off the ground is an adjunct to his teaching and his wife Emily's job of providing in-home elder care. With SkyVision, he acts as pilot/videographer while she acts as editor.

The company can be reached by calling 865-963-7588 or visiting the website.

Mike O'Neal is assistant editor for the Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga. He can be reached at the Messenger office at 706-638-1859 and by email at