Upwind Studios is a professional photography and video services company using DSLR cameras and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to capture images and video.
Whether it's a Realtor looking for professional images to promote their property, Interior Designer looking for over the top imagery, Architect showcasing their recent project, or Developer monitoring construction, Upwind Studios was created to provide Safe, Professional, and Legal imagery using today's most technological equipment.
About Rich King
I'm a lowcountry photographer, pilot, and businessman. A 1996 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, I selected Naval Aviation and completed Flight School in 1998. I deployed to Southwest Asia and South America while serving with HSL-48 and flew the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. After completing "Sea Duty" I then transferred to Naval Air Station Key West where I served as a Station Pilot flying the C-12 (King Air), and H-3 in a Search and Rescue Role. I enjoyed the opportunity to serve and still serve in the Naval Reserve. In 2018-2019 I was deployed to Djibouti, Africa as the Air Operations and Safety Officer.
Following Active Duty, I joined my father running a Charleston based Disaster Preparedness and Relief Company. I served as Vice-President directing logistics, supplies, and operations for Emergency Management Agencies and Public Health Departments across the Country. I also assisted several Non-Government Organizations in their preparedness efforts such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Save the Children.
Going back to my roots in aviation, I am now able to combine the visual of aviation, with my love of photography. As the images will show, the view is truly inspiring.
Professional Photographer's of America
Zillow Certified Photographer
FAA Rated Airline Transport Pilot
FAA Rated UAS Pilot Part 107
Commercial Instrument Helicopter Pilot
U.S. Naval Post Graduate School Aviation Safety Graduate
FAA Pilot's License Info
Date of Issue: 8/13/2015
Certificate: AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT
Certificate: REMOTE PILOT
AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT
AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND
AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND