Aerial photography professionals in Balcombe
Aerial Image Masters delivers aerial photography services in Balcombe. We are available for work across the Balcombe 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. We are a professional outfit so you do not need to worry about the legalities as we have all the knowledge to advise and assist to ensure your project runs without a hitch. We include an onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment in order to ensure that everything is safe and legal.
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 provide a two-person team for every shoot, as well as all the up to date and versatile photography equipment needed to ensure that the service we provide gets the best results possible. 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.
Experienced Balcombe Drone Photography Professionals
Aerial Image Masters delivers excellent, professional, affordableBalcombe aerial photography and filming services. 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.
Depending on your preference, we can deliver the raw footage to you or pass it through our basic editing service before delivery. 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?
Aerial imaging is now an affordable option for film makers, business owners and heritage sites.
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 love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
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. The costly nature of such shoots meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford them.
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. 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.
Aerial photography can be useful in a wide range of situations, from better aerial coverage at that local festival to a better view of the landscape during a construction project.
AIM aerial photography System
The drones we use here at the AIM are DJI manufactured. The Inspire 1 has a 4k broadcast quality camera that allows for dramatic shots in all scenarios. The state of the art 360 degree gimble, which stabilises the camera even when there is lots of movement of the drone, means that there is no end to the angles and perspectives that we can capture.
We are able to guarantee magnificent shots on both still photography and video due to the top of the range features and exceptional quality of the Inspire 1. The compact and versatile Mavic Pro is another drone product we use. The model is also capable of capturing excellent stills and videos as a result of a 4K camera. With the gimble on this camera, we are able to take vertical pan shots.
The Mavic is a valuable tool in our arsenal because its portable nature and lightweight frame means it can be used in areas where the larger Inspire cannot perform. 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.
The Aerial Image Masters Balcombe Advantage
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 are able to deliver excellent results at all times because we have a wide range of camera equipment. Our creativity, knowledge and passion shines through during every project.
To ensure the best possible result on your project, and that we make your vision a reality, we work in partnership with members of your team. Wherever you want us to work and at whatever time, we are flexible enough to come up with a solution.
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, 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.
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 are so many uses for aerial photography that the limit is really your own imagination! 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.
Drones have camera gimbleswhich have a stabilising effect, making them a suitable substitute for a steady-cam. 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.
Aerial photography laws
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 specifies that a drone must: be within a range where the pilot can easily see it, that is, his visual line of sight (VLOS) be flown at a minimum distance of 150 metres away from places that are congested not exceed 400ft above ground level and must remain within 500 meters (1,640ft) of the pilot and no more be no closer than 50 metres or be directly above of any persons, buildings, vessels, or automobiles no matter the height, except in cases where the pilot controls those variables. 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 are very experienced in drone law and we would love to talk through your project and ideas and discuss what we can do to get you the best possible footage.
Clients and applications for drone aerial photography
The applications for drone aerial photography are endless. Here are just some of the projects that we have worked on, please contact us if you have any other projects in mind: