Epsom-Downs aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is an aerial photography service in Epsom-Downs Our services are available to people around the Epsom-Downs area but we are also able to work on projects across the UK and even overseas. 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! As a fully professional and licensed company, you can be certain that we have all the legal angles covered on all projects; your project will be completed without any interference or stumbling blocks. We include a thorough risk assessment in every project to ensure every aspect of the shoot is within the confines of the law, and to maximise the safety of the process.
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. 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. Before the start of the aerial photography session, we will review the weather in readiness to reschedule if flight is not possible without charging you any additional fees.
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.
Epsom-Downs Drone Photography Services
Aerial Image Masters offer a professional photography and filming service. 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.
At the end of the shoot, we can either deliver the raw footage to you or provide a basic editing service. Get in touch with us today and we’d be delighted to discuss your ideas and to help you make them reality.
What is the cost of aerial photography?
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.
Get in touch with us today so we can develop personalised pricing that meets your exact needs.
What is the meaning of aerial/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. This meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford aerial shoots.
Today, you can get the same aerial shots as the big Hollywood studios armed with just a drone fitted-out with high quality cameras, without paying over the odds. 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.
The possibilities for aerial filming and photography are endless, from filming a sports event or gala, to adding something unique to a festivity or heritage video – the sky really is the limit!
Our aerial photography equipment
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 state of the art 360 degree gimble, which stabilises the camera even when there is lots of movement of the drone, means that there is no end to the angles and perspectives that we can capture.
Whether it is still image photography or film and video, the Inspire can capture the most breath-taking shots. In addition to the Inspire, we use the compact and versatile Mavic Pro. This drone is also fitted out with a 4K camera making it another excellent aerial still and video capture system. With the gimble on this camera, we are able to take vertical pan 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. 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 Choose Aerial Image Masters Epsom-Downs
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. 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 an experienced aerial photography company, we have worked for many clients in the Epsom-Downs area in the last few years.
To make sure we deliver beyond expectations we have a wide range of camera equipment to choose from. Our creativity, knowledge and passion shines through during every 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. We are able to create bespoke solutions for your exact needs and we are flexible with project schedule.
As a company insured up to the tune of £5 million, you never have to worry about additional expenses over the course of your project. Our packages are comprehensive and they include two drones, a pilot and camera operator, and a comprehensive risk and site assessment.
When is aerial photography needed?
. 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. No matter what you would like to achieve with aerial photography, it is possible as there is really no limit to what you can do with it. A major advantage of aerial photography is low down photographs can be achieved as easily as aerial photographs.
With the camera gimbles that drones have, they have better stability and so can be used in place of 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 Civil Aviation Authority guides the commercial use and flying of drones with its laws. At Aerial Image Masters, we are fully aware of these laws and don’t exceed the limits as we always operate at the highest level of professionalism and ethics.
The CAA specifies that a drone must: be within direct, unaided visual line of sight (VLOS) of the pilot be as far as 150 metres from places where there are many people 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’ Forget about remembering every single rule because the laws are for us to apply as we do what we do.
We know drone law like the back of our hand and are eager to have you walk us through your ideas so we can come to an agreement on how to achieve the most perfect footage for your project.
Drone photography applications / clients
There are so many applications for aerial photography. You may find examples of some of our past projects below, but if you would like to do some other project, please let us know by contacting us: