Aerial Photography


Aerial Cinematography


CASA Certified Drone


Helicopter Filming


Drone Level Perspectives


Ground Photography






"Innovation was the only way forward"

Aerial Advantage was established by, Anthony Shorten, an experienced aerial photographer and cinematographer and Mark Slater, a night rated helicopter pilot specialising in aerial filming. Our first mission was to satisfy the growing market for helicopter based professional aerial photography and cinematography.

After building a reputable business servicing the helicopter aerial film and photo market, we recognised the low level aerial photography and filming market was on the cusp of a technological revolution. Instead of entering this field using existing techniques (blimp/ pole), we decided innovation was the only way forward.

Our initial push into the drone sector hit full swing in 2011 and after 2 years of working with CASA we became one of the first companies in Australia to offer both drone and helicopter services. Today our drone services have grown to become a daily part of our operations. Our continuing focus is providing fast professional service no matter what camera platform of type of aerial work we undertake.

As of the start of 2016, we are excited to announce the merger of Aerial Advantage and Millars Photographic Service. MPS was established in 1959, making it South East Queensland’s oldest commercial photography business. For six decades MPS has recognised aerial imagery as a key component for commercial photography. After embracing the transition from film to digital, MPS continued to adapt to advancements in camera and camera platform technologies.

Aerial Advantage has been working closely with MPS since 2012, providing innovative imagery solutions, utilising the latest drone camera platforms. After working effectively together on several projects, Anthony Shorten’s AA and David Millar’s MPS felt that by merging, their clients would benefit greatly from the amalgam of experience and innovation.

Anthony Shorten (AA) and David Millar (MPS) look forward to working with you into the future.


Anthony Shorten

MD/ Cinematographer/ Chief Pilot

Anthony has over a decade of experience within the photography industry. The last five years has seen him focus on Aerial Photography & cinematography.

Mark Slater

CFO/ Heli Pilot (NVFR)

Mark has been a successful businessman for many years. After establishing V2 Helicopters, Mark’s passion for flying and photography pushed him towards founding Aerial Advantage.

Shea Brown

R&D Manager/ Drone Pilot/ Photographer

Shea has been piloting remotely operated aircraft for over 20 years and has run his own drone aerial videography business in Canada for 6 years.

Rory Broesder

Drone Pilot / Content Manager

Rory joins the team bringing 18 Months of drone contract pilot experience and is now a full time member of Aerial Advantage.


If you have a project you would like to discuss,
get in touch with us
call Anthony on 0416 521 588
or email

or Mark Slater on 0412 275 775

Aerial Advantage
3/221 Qantas Avenue
Queensland 4108

+61 416 521 588

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