Aerial photography professionals in Caterham
Aerial Image Masters is based in Caterham. We are available for work on any aerial photography projects in Caterham and can travel to any parts of the UK and beyond. We can turn your dream project into a reality by the addition of stunning, unbeatable aerial images – still photographs or video; whichever suits your requirements most accurately.
When working with us on your aerial photography project, you can count on us to take care of logistics, planning and execution- we will also bring new, innovative ideas to the table! We are a professional outfit so you do not need to worry about the legalities as we have all the knowledge to advise and assist to ensure your project runs without a hitch. A thorough on-site risk assessment is included in our package so you are certain that no laws are broken over the shoot and to ensure the safety of all stakeholders and bystanders.
We’d be delighted to hear any ideas you may have for your project and can offer professional guidance. Please give us a call today. On all projects, we will send a two-man team equipped with the modern photography equipment needed to ensure stunning images. We always review the weather before aerial photography sessions and will arrange a new date (at no cost) or a complete refund in the event that the session needs to be cancelled.
Stunning Aerial Photography
Aerial images are no longer solely for big-budget productions. The versatility afforded with drone technology allows for high quality photography with an affordable price and portable kit.
Engaging Aerial Film
UAVs, or “drones”, allow for stunning productions. For aerial filming services, we provide a drone pilot plus a camera operator and have a choice of three drones all providing broadcast quality images up to 4k resolution.
Fully Compliant Services
We work in full compliance with the CAA rules and regulations in order to ensure that your project is not only visually stunning, but is also up to the industry’s highest safety and privacy standards.
Professional & Skilled
Established in 2014, Aerial Image Masters is a drone filming and photography company based in Brighton, working locally as well as throughout the UK and Europe.
Caterham Drone Photography Experts
Are you looking for a professional photography and filming service in Caterham? Talk to Aerial Image Masters. Our ability to keenly listen to client needs means we are able to deliver bespoke solutions at all times whether you are looking for an aerial photography solution that will cover your wedding or looking for a more sophisticated solution that will help deliver excellent results on that TV or film production.
We can offer a basic editing service, or simply give you the raw footage at the end of the shoot. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we would love to add our passion to help turn your ideas into stunning results.
What is the price for an aerial photography session?
Aerial photography and filming is now more affordable than before for your projects.
Our entry package here at Aerial Image Masters starts from £250 for a two-hour session and this covers risk-assessment, insurance and two drones.
We’d be more than happy to discuss bespoke pricing with you if you get in touch with us right away.
What is aerial / drone photography?
A few years ago, capturing an aerial view of a location meant hiring film crews in helicopters to navigate the area, at extremely high prices. Aerial shoots were, therefore, exclusively the realm of Hollywood and companies with deep pockets.
Thanks to technological advancements, however, all you need to capture aerial shots today is an unmanned, lightweight aircraft with cameras, which makes it possible for anyone to enjoy spectacular shots that rival those from the biggest film studios. The aerial view presented by a drone can give an interesting take for any setting.
Professional drone photographers and filmmakers like us normally have a two-person team per drone, comprised of a pilot and another person as camera operator in order to ensure the perfect shot is captured.
There are no limits to the application of aerial filming and photography as it can be deployed everywhere from sports venues to heritage sites.
Our aerial photography setup
At AIM we use DJI manufactured drones. With the DJI-Inspire 1, we can take dramatic shots in all scenarios due to the 4K state of the art camera attached. The camera also comes with a 360-degree gimble, which ensures the stability of the camera even when drone movement is unpredictable, allowing us to cover every possible angle with ease.
Whether it is still image photography or film and video, the Inspire can capture the most breath-taking shots. Apart from the Inspire, we also have the highly ranked Mavic Pro. The model is also capable of capturing excellent stills and videos as a result of a 4K camera. With the gimble on the camera, we are able to easily take vertical shots.
The benefit for the Mavic is that due to its lightweight frame and portability, it can be used for trickier environments where transporting the larger Inspire may be a challenge. We can get up to 20 minutes of flight time on each of the drones but we always come prepared with a number of extra-batteriesfor the completion of each project. For smooth handheld shots, we bring the Sony A7 camera with a quality gimble to make sure we do not miss out on anything during the shoot.
Benefits of using Aerial Image Masters Caterham
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. Regardless of the size of the project, we are always passionate about helping deliver new perspectives on your target scenery. As a professional company with years of experience in aerial photography, we have worked on many projects for dozens of clients.
To make sure we deliver beyond expectations we have a wide range of camera equipment to choose from. We are creative, passionate, and knowledgeable about aerial filming and will bring great passion, skill and experience to your project.
To ensure the best possible result on your project, and that we make your vision a reality, we work in partnership with members of your team. Regardless of your desired project location and schedule, we can offer a bespoke solution for you.
You don’t have to worry about additional expenditure over the course of your project as we are fully insured up to £5 million. Included in our packages are a two-person team made up of pilot and camera operator, minimum two drones, pre-site check, risk assessments, and footage transfer.
What is aerial photography used for?
. From sporting events to film and TV, forestry surveying, real estate, building surveys and cartography, aerial photography has a wide array of applications, including of course, weddings. That is by no means an exhaustive list as whatever you imagine aerial photography can be useful for, it can be done. Drone photography is not only good for taking pictures from higher altitudes, but also pictures for closer to the ground.
Drones have camera gimbleswhich have a stabilising effect, making them a suitable substitute for a steady-cam. Most television programmes now use drone shots to capture those interesting angles that can really help to add to the setting of a scene, or highlight a particular object or point of view.
Laws of drone photography
The use and flying of commercial drones is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority. You can expect only the highest level of ethics and professionalism from Aerial Image Masters because we always maintain the limits specified by these laws.
The CAA state that a drone must: directly be in the pilot’s VLOS or line of sight be flown at a minimum distance of 150 metres away from places that are congested not be higher than 400ft above the ground and not be more than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot be kept at a distance of at least 50 metres away and never directly above any buildings, people, vehicles, or vessels that are not ‘under the control of the pilot’ These laws are for us as professionals to work within, and we do not expect you, as our client, to be familiar with every rule.
We are very experienced in drone law and we would love to talk through your project and ideas and discuss what we can do to get you the best possible footage.
Clients for aerial photography and applications
There are so many applications for aerial photography. These are some of the projects we have completed for clients, feel free to contact us anytime if there something you would like to do other that what you find below:
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