Aerial photography professionals in Stroude
Aerial Image Masters is based in Stroude. We are available for work on any aerial photography projects in Stroude and can travel to any parts of the UK and beyond. Whether you are looking for still photographs or video, we can deliver incredible aerial imagery that will help you achieve amazing project results.
Logistics, planning and execution are areas we excel in at Aerial Image Masters; we can also transform your project by bringing fresh, exciting ideas! 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.
Would like to discuss any project ideas you have in mind? Please give us a call. Aerial Image Masters will send a team of two experienced aerial photography technicians, working with state-of-the-art equipment. The combination of experience and quality means you get value for money in all of your projects. 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.
Stroude Drone Photography Experts
Look no further than Aerial Image Masters if you are looking for a professional photography and filming company. 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.
When we are done with the shoot, we can deliver the raw footage to you or offer a basic editing service. Talk to us today if you’d like to discuss your ideas with seasoned professionals in aerial photography; we know how to bring them to life.
What is the cost of aerial photography?
Aerial photography and filming is now more affordable than before for your projects.
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 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?
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. Aerial shoots were, therefore, exclusively the realm of Hollywood and companies with deep pockets.
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 using a drone or small aircraft, you can achieve unique angles on any scene.
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!
The AIM aerial photography system
Our preferred choice of drones here at AIM are DJI models. 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 deliver great shots on all still or video shoots due to the excellent features of the Inspire. 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 the camera, we are able to easily take vertical 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 Stroude is an Excellent Choice
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 company with years of experience in aerial photography, we have worked on many projects for dozens of 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. Regardless of your desired project location and schedule, we can offer a bespoke solution for you.
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 you can use aerial photography
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. There are many other ways aerial photography can be used; all you have to do is think it and it can be done! One benefit of drone photography which you might be unaware of is it is perfect for taking pictures closer to the ground as well as pictures from a height.
A drone can be a great alternative to a steady-cam as a result of its camera gimbles which provide a level of stability. In television and media, drones are used to achieve the most interesting shots from various angles to add a bit of variety to the setting of a scene, show viewers a particular point of view, or highlight an object.
Laws of drone photography
The use and flying of commercial drones is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority. 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.
According to the CAA, a drone has to: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot be no less than 150 metres away from heavily populated parts be flown within a range no further than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot and at most 400ft above the ground at no height, be flown directly above or as close as 50 metres to any property, vessels, vehicles, or persons if none of these are ‘under the pilot’s control’ We do our work professionally as we operate within all the laws, meaning you, as our client, don’t have to bother about knowing all the rules.
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.
Clients and applications for drone aerial photography
There are too many drone photography applications to count. These are some of the projects we have completed for clients, feel free to contact us anytime if there something you would like to do other that what you find below:
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