Westborough aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is based in Westborough. Our services are available to people around the Westborough area but we are also able to work on projects across the UK and even overseas. 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! As professionals, we are also equipped to advise and assist you on your legal standing to ensure your project isn’t interrupted by other stakeholders, local people or law enforcement agencies. 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.
Please feel free to call us for an informal chat if you have a project for which you would like professional aerial photography advice. 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. 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.
Experienced Westborough Drone Photography Professionals
We offer professional Westborough filming and photography services here at Aerial Image Masters. We are able to deliver solutions that are carefully tailored to your needs, whether you are after a simple shoot for a two-hour event, or require a large-scale shoot spanning across days or weeks, such as a TV or Film production. We will work together with you to be certain we deliver the best possible 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. Get in touch with us today and we’d be delighted to discuss your ideas and to help you make them reality.
How much does an aerial photography session cost?
Aerial photography and filming is now an affordable option for film makers, business, and industrial 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?
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. The costly nature of such shoots meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford them.
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.
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.
Our aerial photography setup
Our preferred choice of drones here at AIM are DJI models. With the DJI-Inspire 1, we can take dramatic shots in all scenarios due to the 4K state of the art camera attached. With the 360-degree gimble on the Inspire 1 increasing stability, we are able to cover every possible angle without any loss of detail.
The Inspire 1’s unique features are why we are able to provide quality shoot results on all kinds of projects. In addition to the Inspire, we use the compact and versatile Mavic Pro. The model is also capable of capturing excellent stills and videos as a result of a 4K camera. 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. We can get up to 20 minutes of flight time on each of the drones but we always come prepared with a number of extra-batteriesfor the completion of each 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 Aerial Image Masters Westborough is an Excellent Choice
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. We are always thrilled to take to the skies for aerial photography shoots, so whether we are working on a two-hour session or working on a 10-week long term project, the passion is the same. We are a group of professionals with years of experience and have worked for dozens of clients.
To make sure we deliver beyond expectations we have a wide range of camera equipment to choose from. Passion, creativity and knowledge are some of the characteristics we will bring to the table when we work on your project.
We are always happy to work with our clients to come up with the perfect shots. 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.
What is aerial photography used for?
Aerial Photography has endless applications, from cartography to building surveys; film and tv to sporting events, weddings, real estate, and forestry surveying. There is really no cap on it; there are endless ways that aerial photography can be used. A major advantage of aerial photography is low down photographs can be achieved as easily as aerial photographs.
There’s no better substitute for a steady-cam than a drone due to the camera gimbles which make it stable. Think of all the camera shots you see captured from interesting angles in television programmes, many of them are taken using drones which help to emphasise an object, give more character to a scene, or highlight a point of view.
Laws governing aerial photography
Drones cannot be used indiscriminately as their use for commercial purposes is guided by the Civil Aviation Authority. You bet Aerial Image Masters follows these laws to the letter as we never exceed the boundaries provided by these laws.
The CAA’s laws specify that a drone has to: directly be in the pilot’s VLOS or line of sight be flown at a minimum distance of 150 metres away from places that are congested not be higher than 400ft above the ground and not be more than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot 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’ 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.
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.
Applications for drone photography and clients
There are too many drone photography applications to count. 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: