Aerial photography hire in Leatherhead-Common
Aerial Image Masters is an aerial photography service in Leatherhead-Common We are available for work across the Leatherhead-Common area wherever our services are needed and we are also for hire on any aerial photography projects across 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.
Aerial Image Masters can help plan and execute your aerial photography by helping with the logistics of your shoot, as well as suggesting ideas that you may not be aware are possible! There is no need to worry about breaking the law as we are professionals that can offer advice on the legal side of every project. 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.
Would like to discuss any project ideas you have in mind? Please give us a call. On all projects, we will send a two-man team equipped with the modern photography equipment needed to ensure stunning images. We will assess all the weather prior to flights, and, in the event of inclement conditions, arrange another day at no extra cost, or offer a full refund if this is not possible.
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 Service for Hire in Leatherhead-Common
Aerial Image Masters offer a professional photography and filming service. We are able to deliver bespoke solutions whether you are looking for aerial coverage of an event or more complicated shoots that will last a while such as TV or film production. We will work hand in hand with you to create measured solutions that will yield excellent results.
We are glad to help if you’d like some basic editing of the end footage, otherwise we can simply deliver the raw footage. 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 cost of aerial photography?
Commercial, industrial and heritage aerial imaging is now more affordable than ever.
Booking a two-man team here at Aerial Image Masters for two hours starts from £250 and the fee covers insurance, risk-assessment and two drones.
We’d love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
What is the meaning of aerial/drone photography?
Until very recently, if you wanted to gain photographic images from the sky you would need to hire a helicopter and photographer or film crew at great expense. This meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford aerial shoots.
Today, a small drone, or unmanned aircraft, fitted with the right cameras can enable you to get the same aerial shots as the biggest film studio, whilst spending relatively little. 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!
For professional photographers and filmmakers, a pilot and a camera operator work together in a team to make sure they get the best aerial pictures and footage.
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.
The AIM aerial photography equipment
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.
We are able to guarantee magnificent shots on both still photography and video due to the top of the range features and exceptional quality of the Inspire 1. The compact and durable Mavic Pro is another camera we use in addition to the Inspire 1. This drone is also fitted out with a 4K camera making it another excellent aerial still and video capture system. The gimble on this camera allows for vertical pan shots.
With the Mavic, we are able to navigate areas that are otherwise hard to reach with larger drones, like the Inspire 1, as it is not just lightweight but can manoeuvre beautifully during flight. Both drones are capable of approximately 20 minutes of flight time with one battery and we have as many back up batteries as needed to ensure we get your shots. We also have the Sony A7 camera which is excellent for the capture of smooth hand held shots.
Why Aerial Image Masters Leatherhead-Common is an Excellent Choice
In Aerial Image Masters you have a company that has made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial photography services. Regardless of the size of the project, we are always passionate about helping deliver new perspectives on your target scenery. We are a professional company with several years of experience and many happy clients behind us.
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.
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. 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.
In which scenarios is aerial photography required?
Aerial Photography has endless applications, from cartography to building surveys; film and tv to sporting events, weddings, real estate, and forestry surveying. 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.
With the camera gimbles that drones have, they have better stability and so can be used in place of a steady-cam. 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 of drone photography
The Civil Aviation Authority has laws for the flying and use of commercial drones. Aerial Image Masters always fly within the parameters of these laws and remain at the top level of professional and ethical boundaries.
According to the CAA, a drone has to: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot be flown at a minimum distance of 150 metres away from places that are congested be flown within a range no further than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot and at most 400ft above the ground not be directly overhead of (at any height) or within 50 meters of persons, vehicles, vessels and property unless those persons are ‘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.
Clients and applications for drone aerial photography
There is no limit to the number of ways aerial photography can be applied. 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: