Lightwater aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is an aerial photography service in Lightwater Our aerial photography services are for hire across the Lightwater area, but we have also covered many projects in other parts of the UK and overseas. Do you have a dream project in mind? Let us bring it to life with our magnificent use of aerial imagery. Whether you are looking for still photographs or video, we can deliver to your exact specifications.
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. We include an onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment in order to ensure that everything is safe and legal.
Please feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like a chat about possible ideas for your project. Two members of the Aerial Image Masters team are delegated to work on every shoot and they come equipped with modern and flexible photography equipment to ensure the best results on your project. We always assess the weather before we begin our aerial photography session and in the event of inclement conditions, we will reschedule the session free of charge or offer you a full refund.
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 Lightwater
Aerial Image Masters delivers excellent, professional, affordableLightwater aerial photography and filming services. 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.
How much does an aerial photography session cost?
Commercial, industrial and heritage aerial imaging is now more affordable than ever.
At Aerial Image Masters, we offer a starting guide price of £250 for the first 2 hours, which includes a two-person team, two drones, Insurance, and all the relevant risk assessments.
We’d love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
What does drone/aerial photography mean?
In the not too distant past, a costly filming crew in a helicopter was the only viable way to get quality aerial shots of locations and events. This was usually the preserve of the large Hollywood blockbusters who had the budget to get these shots.
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. 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.
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.
Our aerial photography equipment
At AIM we use DJI manufactured drones. With the 4K broadcast-level camera on the Inspire 1, we are able to record dramatic shots in all settings. There is no loss of detail on the Inspire 1 regardless of how much the drone moves during the shoot as a result of the 360-degree gimble image stabilisation feature of the drone.
The Inspire 1’s unique features are why we are able to provide quality shoot results on all kinds of projects. The compact and durable Mavic Pro is another camera we use in addition to the Inspire 1. This model is equally able to capture 4K-quality stills and videos. Vertical shots are easy on theMavic due to the gimble attached to it.
The Mavic comes in handy in tricky areas where the larger Inspire may not be able to perform well, thanks to its lightweight frame and portability. 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.
Benefits of using Aerial Image Masters Lightwater
At Aerial Image Masters, we have made a name in the delivery of top level aerial video and still photography on all projects. No matter how big or smallthe project, we just love taking to the skies and bringing back the images that take your breath away. As a professional group with years of experience, we have worked on different types of projects for diverse clients.
We have a wide range of camera equipment, which makes it easy for us to deliver excellent results regardless of project specifications. Our creativity, knowledge and passion shines through during every project.
We love to work in any environment and will work with you to develop the most incredible footage possible. We are able to create bespoke solutions for your exact needs and we are flexible with project schedule.
Aerial Image Masters are fully insured up to £5 million, which ensures that there are no extra costs for you to consider when pricing for 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?
There is a nearly limitless number of applications for aerial photography, including forestry surveying, building surveys, cartography, real estate, film and TV, sporting events, and celebrations or events, particularly weddings. There is really no cap on it; there are endless ways that aerial photography can be used. 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.
A drone can be a good substitute for a steady-cam due to the stabilising nature of the camera gimbles used. 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 governing drone photography
Drones cannot be used indiscriminately as their use for commercial purposes is guided 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: be within direct, unaided visual line of sight (VLOS) of the pilot be at least 150 meters away from congested areas not exceed 400ft above ground level and must remain within 500 meters (1,640ft) of the pilot and no more 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.
Drone law is no problem for us and we are ready when you are to discuss what you have in mind for your project and how best to work so we end up with results you are satisfied with.
Aerial photography clients / applications
There are too many drone photography applications to count. 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: