About Rotoroptic Aerial Imaging Services

ROTOROPTIC produces aerial photography and video based out of Upper Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada. We specialize in the use of sRPAS, aka drones. Our job and passion is to provide the best possible aerial video and photographs for every job, with a driving factor to ensure the client is happy with the finished product.


ROTOROPTIC services a variety of customer requests such as advertisement of real estate, commercials, construction site survey, events, etc. The “Sky's the Limit” as they say!

Real Estate

Think of the benefit when potential buyers view a dynamic and engaging perspective, showcasing your entire property within a single shot, or gracefully moving through the air to highlight those important features. Aerial video and photography offers the most detailed view of a home, building, or property, and it's surrounding area.


General contractors and developers know that having photos taken of their construction site is essential. It’s the single most effective way to settle conflicts, avoid costly delays, and provide valuable information to all parties including owners and lenders. We understand the importance of capturing detail in the images, not just wide overviews. ROTOROPTIC can provide a comprehensive construction progress from inception, to completion, with our aerial photos and video

Is there something up high or too risky for a person to get close to? We can help.

About Rotoroptic

Dedication to safety

ROTOROPTIC operates under an Advaced Operation Pilot Certificate issued by Transport Canada. For compliance with regulations, we follow a large set of regulatory guidance as set forth in the Canadian Aviation Regulations. This is the only way to operate legally in Canada. For the client and general public, ROTOROPTIC, above all, operates safely. Every operation follows a defined process to ensure the proper checks and balances are in place.

Safety is our number one priority.

Rotoroptic is dedicated to safe operations of UAVs

We conduct safe drone operations:

Personal safety & protection of property is our first priority. Pre-flight planning, inspections and two party checklists are part of every sPRAS aerial photography flight. While flying the aircraft, a member of the ground crew always has visual contact with the aircraft. A thorough inspection of all equipment is conducted following each flight.

We operate below 400’ (above ground level) and communicate with the appropriate airspace authority prior to every operation.

We respect privacy:

ROTOROPTIC will not conduct drone operations for one party to gather information about another party. We plan each flight in advance to focus aerial photos or video on the subject of interest in order to maintain the privacy of others.

meet our team

Steven St. Clair
Steven St. Clair

With a background in avionic systems and a diploma in Avionics Engineering Technology, Steven graduated with honours in 2005 with Transport Canada accreditation. His training and knowledge has allowed him to successfully attain an Advanced Operations Certificate with Transport Canada.

Steven is an avid radio controlled aircraft and sRPAS (drone) enthusiast, with over 25 years experience flying and building various drones. Steven is the owner, pilot, and operations manager of ROTOROPTIC.

Lesley Schwartz
Lesley Schwartz

Lesley Schwartz has more than 7 years experience as a visual observer, holds a Basic Operations Pilots Certificate with Transport Canada and an ROC-A Certificate.