Merstham aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters delivers aerial photography services in Merstham. We are available for work across the Merstham area wherever our services are needed and we are also for hire on any aerial photography projects across the UK and beyond. We are able to transform any projects from ordinary to exceptional with our aerial imagery.
At Aerial Images, we have the expertise required for the planning and execution of all aerial photography projects, including handling the logistics of the process. 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 are able to ensure safety and adherence to legal requirements through our onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment.
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.
Experienced Merstham Drone Photography Professionals
Are you looking for a professional photography and filming service in Merstham? Talk to Aerial Image Masters. 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.
How much does aerial photography cost?
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 be more than happy to discuss bespoke pricing with you if you get in touch with us right away.
What does aerial/drone photography entail?
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.
Now, with a small, lightweight, unmanned aircraft with state of the art cameras attached, one person can now easily gain the same spectacular film or photographs as the biggest film studios but at a fraction of the cost! Aerial shots using a drone or light aircraft can provide a new perspective on any scene.
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.
AIM aerial photography System
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. 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. We also have the light, durable and versatile Mavic Pro as part of our collection. This also has 4k enabled camera and can be used to capture incredible stills and video. 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. Each of the drones can stay overhead for around 20 minutes on one battery but we will have as many back up batteries as required for the scope of your 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.
Why Choose Aerial Image Masters Merstham
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. Regardless of the scope of the project, we are always thrilled to be taking stunning images from the sky. We are a professional company with several years of experience and many happy clients behind us.
We have a wide range of camera equipment, which makes it easy for us to deliver excellent results regardless of project specifications. Passion, creativity and knowledge are some of the characteristics we will bring to the table when we work on your project.
We love to work in any environment and will work with you to develop the most incredible footage possible. Whatever your budget, project location and exact needs, you can be certain that we will create a unique solution for you.
Aerial Image Masters is also insured up to £5 million, so there are no extra costs to factor into your budget calculations. Our packages, comprehensive and competitively priced, offers you a minimum of two drones for your project, a camera operator, a drone pilot, risk and site assessment as well as 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. There are many other ways aerial photography can be used; all you have to do is think it and it can be done! One of the best parts about drone photography is images closer to the ground can be captured just as it is possible to take pictures from a height.
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.
Drone photography laws
Drones cannot be used indiscriminately as their use for commercial purposes is guided by the Civil Aviation Authority. When it comes to maintaining ethical boundaries and the highest levels of professionalism, you can trust Aerial Image Masters because we don’t fly beyond the parameters delineated by the laws.
The CAA’s laws specify that a drone has to: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot be as far as 150 metres from places where there are many people 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’ Forget about remembering every single rule because the laws are for us to apply as we do what we do.
You bet we are conversant enough in drone law to that you can trust us and we would love to discuss how we can go about making the best of your project.
Clients for aerial photography and applications
There are too many drone photography applications to count. While we have included examples of projects we have worked on in the past, please let us know if there are any other projects you would like to complete: