Elstead aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is an aerial photography service in Elstead We are available for work on any aerial photography projects in Elstead and can travel to any parts of the UK and beyond. We are able to transform any projects from ordinary to exceptional with our aerial imagery.
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! Worried about legal implications? We are a professional company so we fully understand laws related to aerial photography. Your project will be completed without any incidents, interference, or delays. 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.
Please feel free to call us for an informal chat if you have a project for which you would like professional aerial photography advice. Aerial Image Masters will deploy a team of two members of our staff and they will be fully equipped with the best in modern aerial photography gear to deliver results of the highest quality. 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.
Drone photography services in Elstead
Look no further than Aerial Image Masters if you are looking for a professional photography and filming company. Whether you are looking for simple aerial coverage of an event or looking for professional solution for large-scale projects in TV or film, we are able to offer comprehensive and bespoke solutions. We deliver unrivalled results as a result of our emphasis on properly understanding client needs.
When we are done with the shoot, we can deliver the raw footage to you or offer a basic editing service. 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?
Today, aerial photography and filming is affordable for commercial, filmmaking, industrial and heritage applications.
We have a two-hour package starting from £250 that includes a two-person team and two drones and also covers risk assessment and insurance.
We’d love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
Explaining aerial or drone photography
In the past, you had to come up with massive helicopter film crew fees in order to capture an image of the ground below from the sky. The costly nature of such shoots meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford them.
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. By sending up a small aircraft, or drone, it is possible to gain a new perspective on a familiar scene, and capture exciting shots that enhance any production, document or event!
To make sure the perfect shot is captured, our professional drone photographers work in twos, with one person controlling the drone and the other controlling the camera, thus ensuring the perfect shots can be captured.
When it comes to the use of aerial filming and photography, the opportunities are endless. From giving your wedding a unique feel to surveillance of areas of interest for wildlife photography, there are no limits.
AIM aerial photography System
Here at AIM, DJI-manufactured drones are our preferred choice for all of our aerial projects. The Inspire 1 allows us to record dramatic shots regardless of the situation due to the 4K broadcast-level camera attached to it. 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.
The Inspire is able to deliver excellent shots at all times whether you are looking for still photographs or video. Apart from the Inspire, we also have the highly ranked Mavic Pro. This model is equally able to capture 4K-quality stills and videos. The gimble on this camera allows for vertical pan shots.
The lightweight and portable frame of the Mavic means that it can be used in challenging situations where the larger Inspire 1 may not be sufficiently manoeuvrable. The battery backup on both drones allows 20-minutes of flight time and we always move with additional batteries to ensure that we can complete your project. We also have the Sony A7 camera which is excellent for the capture of smooth hand held shots.
Why Go With Aerial Image Masters Elstead?
With the bespoke aerial video and still photography service we offer here at Aerial Image Masters, you are guaranteed unbeatable results on all your projects. We are always thrilled to take to the skies for aerial photography shoots, so whether we are working on a two-hour session or working on a 10-week long term project, the passion is the same. As a professional group with years of experience, we have worked on different types of projects for diverse clients.
Irrespective of project requirements we are able to deliver due to the wide range of camera equipment we have. Our clients readily see our passion and creativity in every aerial photography project.
We are always happy to interface with our customers on any project to ensure the best possible results. Wherever you want us to work and at whatever time, we are flexible enough to come up with a solution.
When you hire us, you don’t have to worry about potential additional costs because we are insured up to £5 million. With a package from us, you are guaranteed a minimum of two drones, a pilot and camera operator, risk and site assessment and footage transfer.
In which scenarios is aerial photography required?
There is a long list of applications for which aerial photography is useful, from entertainment purposes such as film and TV, weddings, and sporting events to a variety of other applications such as cartography, real estate, and forestry applications. That is by no means an exhaustive list as whatever you imagine aerial photography can be useful for, it can be done. One benefit of drone photography is that not only is it possible to gain images from a height, but it is also possible to achieve low down pictures as well.
There’s no better substitute for a steady-cam than a drone due to the camera gimbles which make it stable. You might have noticed that many TV programmes use drone shots to take fascinating angles which are used to lay emphasis on an object, show a point of view, or switch up the setting of a scene.
Laws governing aerial photography
To fulfil the need to regulate the use and flying of commercial drones, the Civil Aviation Authority has created laws. 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: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot be as far as 150 metres from places where there are many people be flown within a range no further than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot and at most 400ft above the ground 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’ You don’t have to worry about the rules as we as the professionals are there to apply them to our work.
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.
Drone photography applications / clients
There are too many drone photography applications to count. We have provided some examples of work we have done in the past, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is something else you would lie us to work on: