On August 29, 2016 the Federal Aviation Administration's new Small UAS rule (referred to as Part 107) went into effect. The rule requires a remote pilot to be certified through the FAA if they choose to operate a small unmanned aircraft (aka "drone") for commercial purposes of any kind. In addition to being certified, our pilot holds a Private Pilot certificate for manned aircraft. When you hire Prairie SkyCam, you can be assured you are hiring someone who is well aware of the new FAA regulations, airspace rules, and other factors related to safely and legally flying "drones" in the National Airspace. For more information on Part 107, go to http://www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/

Prairie SkyCam has been serving clients across Central Illinois and the Midwest since 2005 with aerial photography, 360° panoramas, virtual tours, and video. Our imagery is being used in a wide variety of applications including agribusiness, engineering, schools & universities, construction, advertising, inspections, golf courses, resorts, hotels, tourism, and many more.

With a decade of dependable friendly service, we have the professional experience and equipment to provide high-quality imagery for just about any idea you may have. Give us a call at (217) 562-7222 or send us an email. We would love to hear your ideas and work with you to help achieve your goals. FAA Certified and fully insured with a proven safety record, we're ready to get to work creating some pretty cool stuff for you! Go with the experienced professionals. Go with Prairie SkyCam!

A smart and effective way to showcase or document a wide range of subjects

We use proven methods to capture high-quality crisp aerial photography from multiple angles and altitudes. Over the years, we’ve researched, developed, and improved upon our techniques while always striving to deliver the very best imagery to our customers. We have the tools and experience to capture views you may have thought were impossible!

A few of the ways clients benefit from our aerial photography:
   • tracking the progress of construction projects
   • documenting engineering assignments
   • showcasing their businesses
   • preserving historical aerial views of their home or farm for generations to cherish

How we differ from THE competition

We strongly believe in providing great customer service and delivering the very best finished product to our customers. That begins by gathering as much information from you so we capture exactly what you want. Others may simply take a few photographs, hand over unedited dull images, then move on leaving you disappointed with a product that falls short of its full potential and your expectations. Every photo we take for our customers undergoes multiple adjustments in Photoshop to ensure it looks its best - at no additional cost to you!

We certainly won't show up on your doorstep trying to hard-sell a print you didn't order. Instead, you contact us and schedule an appointment then we photograph your project when you're ready and the weather is optimal. In the end, you get the views you want with the quality you expect and deserve. We deliver high-quality prints in various sizes along with digital images in a format that works for you!

aerial photos are a great gift idea!

They’re ideal for those who seem to have everything. Surprise family, friends, or clients with a unique gift. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or any special occasion! Say “thank you” and create a lasting impression with your clients by giving them aerial views of their property. We offer gift certificates too.

High-quality prints are available in various sizes. Unless otherwise specified, all prints are mounted on sturdy matboard and sprayed with a protective coating to protect against fingerprints and UV light. Framing is optional. If you have questions, just ask!

samples of our aerial photography

The photos in our gallery are reduced in size and quality to improve load times on the Internet.

Providing high-quality professional panoramas from the air and ground


360° panoramas, also known as virtual reality panoramas, are becoming increasingly popular as marketing and planning tools. They're used by hospitals & healthcare facilities, college campuses, resorts, hotels, campgrounds, golf courses, industrial & construction planners, auto dealerships - and the list goes on.

Prairie SkyCam has specialized in 360° panoramas for nearly a decade. We use specialized panoramic equipment, proven techniques, and professional computer software to create interactive panoramas that allow people to explore locations “virtually” from computers, laptops, and mobile devices. Our panoramas give clients perspectives that ordinary photographs struggle to do - and we can shoot them from the air or the ground!

virtual tours

Virtual Tours utilize multiple 360° panoramas allowing people to explore many areas “virtually”. They can navigate using an interactive map or by simply clicking on "hot spots" within each panorama. Clicking a hot spot displays the corresponding panorama and "transports" them to the new location.

From a marketing standpoint, companies are realizing the cost savings, convenience, and power virtual tours offer. Studies show that on a typical day, more than two million people worldwide use the Internet to take a virtual tour. When you only have seconds to capture a potential customer’s interest online, a virtual tour can capture and hold their interest. This can result in more sales for you!

what you get

When you purchase panoramas or a virtual tour from Prairie SkyCam, you receive all the necessary files to properly display them. There’s no linking to another website in order to make your panoramas work. You simply upload the panoramas and related files to your web server and link to them from your website. There aren’t any hosting fees to renew with us and you have control over your files.

We can incorporate your company's color scheme, graphics, sound, music, narration, and even video to create a custom theme for your virtual tour.

view panoramas on multiple devices

Some of our panoramas require Adobe Flash Player software which is free and already present on virtually all Internet-enabled computers worldwide. We also create panoramas using HTML5 for devices that do not support Adobe Flash Player -- like some smartphones and tablets. So if you're looking for a highly visual interactive way to showcase your business, document your projects, or allow people to explore your facility, give us a call today at (217) 562-7222 or send us an email. We would love to discuss your ideas and create a customized panorama or virtual tour for you!

samples of our 360° panoramas

Stable High-Definition and 4K Ultra High-Definition footage for a wide range of applications












Tell us a little about your needs and we'll get back to you with a price quote!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We would love to discuss your needs whether you want aerial photographs, 360° panoramas, a virtual tour, high-definition video, or any combination of these. You can also fill out our price quote request form and receive a free no obligation quote. Often, we can give you an accurate quote after asking a few simple questions and getting some details regarding your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tony & Tina Ambrose

2698 E. 400 North Road - Pana, IL 62557

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