Warlingham aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters provides aerial photography solutions in Warlingham. We are available for work on any aerial photography projects in Warlingham and can travel to any parts of the UK and beyond. We can bring that perfect aerial still photograph or video to your project through our mastery of aerial photography.
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! 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 are able to ensure safety and adherence to legal requirements through our onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment.
Please feel free to call us for an informal chat if you have a project for which you would like professional aerial photography advice. On all projects, we will send a two-man team equipped with the modern photography equipment needed to ensure stunning images. 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.
Drone Photography Service for Hire in Warlingham
Aerial Image Masters offer a professional photography and filming service. 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.
We are glad to help if you’d like some basic editing of the end footage, otherwise we can simply deliver the raw footage. 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.
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 be more than happy to discuss bespoke pricing with you if you get in touch with us right away.
What is aerial / drone photography?
Before now, the only way to get an aerial view of locations or events was to hire helicopter film crews at prices that were outside most budgets. 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. Aerial shots using a drone or light aircraft can provide a new perspective on any scene.
Professional drone photographers work as a team split between controlling the drone and manoeuvring the camera so as to achieve the best possible results.
There are no limits to the application of aerial filming and photography as it can be deployed everywhere from sports venues to heritage sites.
Our aerial photography setup
DJI manufactured drones are what we use most of the time here at AIM. With the DJI-Inspire 1, we can take dramatic shots in all scenarios due to the 4K state of the art camera attached. 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.
Whether it is still image photography or film and video, the Inspire can capture the most breath-taking shots. The compact and versatile Mavic Pro is another drone product we use. This also has 4k enabled camera and can be used to capture incredible stills and video. Vertical pan shots are easy on this drone due to the gimble.
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. 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. In addition, we have a Sony A7 camera, as well as a gimble, to gain smooth hand held shots, all of which will be available on every shoot with us.
Why Choose Aerial Image Masters Warlingham
Aerial Image Masters offer a personal, tailored service to capture unbeatable video and stills for your project. 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.
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 are always happy to work with our clients to come up with the perfect shots. We can offer a bespoke service to fit your needs and budget and we are flexible with time and location.
You don’t have to worry about additional expenditure over the course of your project as we are fully insured up to £5 million. 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.
Uses of aerial photography
Aerial Photography has endless applications, from cartography to building surveys; film and tv to sporting events, weddings, real estate, and forestry surveying. There are so many uses for aerial photography that the limit is really your own imagination! Drone photography is not only good for taking pictures from higher altitudes, but also pictures for closer to the ground.
Drones have camera gimbleswhich have a stabilising effect, making them a suitable substitute for a steady-cam. Drone shots are now wildly popular in television programmes where they are used to capture some of the most fascinating shots that are used to vary the setting of a scene, show an object better, or highlight a point of view.
Laws governing aerial photography
The Civil Aviation Authority has laws for the flying and use of commercial drones. 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 specifies that a drone must: directly be in the pilot’s VLOS or line of sight be at least 150 meters away from congested areas be within no more than 500 meters or 1,640ft of the pilot and not beyond 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’ These laws are for us as professionals to work within, and we do not expect you, as our client, to be familiar with every rule.
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.
Clients and applications for drone aerial photography
There is no limit to the number of ways aerial photography can be applied. 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:
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