Daniel J. Hale

Aerial Photographer

Daniel J. Hale is an FAA-licensed remote aircraft pilot holding Certified Drone Photographer credentials from Professional Photographers of America. He specializes in aerial captures of architecture, landscapes and abstract nature images.

Hale's fine art photography career is the result of a happy accident. While checking on a tract of family timberland with an airborne camera drone, he noticed the surprisingly broad range of colors and textures of a creek bed on the remote visual display. He pointed the camera straight down, snapped a photo and then posted it on Instagram. Three successful gallery exhibits later, Hale's aerial platform work now includes commercial projects for enterprises such as petroleum companies and architectural firms.

An Agatha Award-winning author, Daniel J. Hale holds degrees from Cornell University, the Bowen School of Law and Southern Methodist University. He served two terms as Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America (presenter of the Edgar® Awards). He's a licensed attorney, and he speaks fluent French. Based in Dallas, Texas, Hale travels extensively by air and by Airstream.

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