Aerial photography professionals in Beckley
Are you looking for an aerial photography company in Beckley? Look no further than Aerial Image Masters. Our aerial photography services are for hire across the Beckley area, but we have also covered many projects in other parts of the UK and overseas. We can bring that perfect aerial still photograph or video to your project through our mastery of aerial photography.
Aerial Image Masters can help plan and execute your aerial photography by helping with the logistics of your shoot, as well as suggesting ideas that you may not be aware are possible! 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.
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. Two members of the Aerial Image Masters team are delegated to work on every shoot and they come equipped with modern and flexible photography equipment to ensure the best results on your project. 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 Beckley Drone Photography Professionals
We offer professional Beckley filming and photography services here at Aerial Image Masters. We can provide a bespoke package to suit your needs, whether this is a simple shoot to gain aerial pictures of your event, or a more complicated shoot over the course of several days for your TV or film production, we will work closely in partnership with you to ensure you gain unbeatable results.
Depending on your preference, we can deliver the raw footage to you or pass it through our basic editing service before delivery. 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 an affordable option for film makers, business, and industrial projects.
You can book a full 2-hour session here at Aerial Image Masters starting from £250; this session covers two drones, a two-person team, drone insurance and risk assessment.
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. This meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford aerial shoots.
Today, a small drone, or unmanned aircraft, fitted with the right cameras can enable you to get the same aerial shots as the biggest film studio, whilst spending relatively little. 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.
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.
The AIM aerial photography system
The drones we use here at the AIM are DJI manufactured. With the 4K broadcast-level camera on the Inspire 1, we are able to record dramatic shots in all settings. We are also able to cover every possible angle with the Inspire 1 as a result of the 360-degree gimble in place, which ensures camera stability.
The Inspire is able to deliver excellent shots at all times whether you are looking for still photographs or video. The compact and versatile Mavic Pro is another drone product we use. This model also comes fitted with an excellent 4K camera which means it can also capture stills and videos. With the gimble on the camera, we are able to easily take vertical 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. 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.
Benefits of using Aerial Image Masters Beckley
In Aerial Image Masters you have a company that has made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial photography services. Regardless of the size of the project, we are always passionate about helping deliver new perspectives on your target scenery. As a professional group with years of experience, we have worked on different types of projects for diverse clients.
We have a wide range of camera equipment, which makes it easy for us to deliver excellent results regardless of project specifications. We are knowledgeable, passionate and creative and this is easy to see throughout every project we embark on.
We are always happy to interface with our customers on any project to ensure the best possible results. Whatever your budget, project location and exact needs, you can be certain that we will create a unique solution for you.
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 are comprehensive and they include two drones, a pilot and camera operator, and a comprehensive risk and site assessment.
When is aerial photography needed?
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. 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.
With the camera gimbles that drones have, they have better stability and so can be used in place of a steady-cam. 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 Civil Aviation Authority has laws for the flying and use of commercial drones. You bet Aerial Image Masters follows these laws to the letter as we never exceed the boundaries provided by these laws.
According to the CAA, a drone has to: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot 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 never be directly above any individuals, vessels, automobiles, or property, no matter the height, or as close as 50 metres to any of the aforementioned if they are not under the pilot’s control. You don’t have to worry about the rules as we as the professionals are there to apply them to our work.
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.
Drone photography applications / clients
The applications for drone aerial photography are endless. 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: