Aerial photography professionals in Broadwater
Aerial Image Masters is based in Broadwater. We are available for work across the Broadwater area wherever our services are needed and we are also for hire on any aerial photography projects across 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! As a fully professional and licensed company, you can be certain that we have all the legal angles covered on all projects; your project will be completed without any interference or stumbling blocks. 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.
If you’d like professional input on any ideas you might have in mind, please give us a call. On all projects, we will send a two-man team equipped with the modern photography equipment needed to ensure stunning images. 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.
Broadwater Drone Photography Experts
We offer professional Broadwater filming and photography services here at Aerial Image Masters. 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 an aerial photography session cost?
Today, aerial photography and filming is affordable for commercial, filmmaking, industrial and heritage applications.
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 love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
What is aerial / drone photography?
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. The costly nature of such shoots meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford them.
You can enjoy the same aerial shots as the biggest film studios without paying over the odds thanks to small, high-quality-camera drones that are available today! By sending up a small aircraft, or drone, it is possible to gain a new perspective on a familiar scene, and capture exciting shots that enhance any production, document or event!
Professional drone photographers work as a team split between controlling the drone and manoeuvring the camera so as to achieve the best possible results.
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
DJI manufactured drones are what we use most of the time here at AIM. With the 4K broadcast-level camera on the Inspire 1, we are able to record dramatic shots in all settings. 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.
Whether it is still image photography or film and video, the Inspire can capture the most breath-taking shots. We also have the light, durable and versatile Mavic Pro as part of our collection. This drone is also fitted out with a 4K camera making it another excellent aerial still and video capture system. The gimble on this camera allows for vertical pan 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.
The Aerial Image Masters Broadwater Advantage
In Aerial Image Masters you have a company that has made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial photography services. Regardless of the scope of the project, we are always thrilled to be taking stunning images from the sky. As a professional group with years of experience, we have worked on different types of projects for diverse clients.
To make sure we deliver beyond expectations we have a wide range of camera equipment to choose from. We are knowledgeable, passionate and creative and this is easy to see throughout every project we embark on.
We are happy to work in any sectors and are always willing to work together with you to come up with the best footage possible. Whatever your budget, project location and exact needs, you can be certain that we will create a unique solution for you.
When you hire us, you don’t have to worry about potential additional costs because we are insured up to £5 million. With a package from us, you are guaranteed a minimum of two drones, a pilot and camera operator, risk and site assessment and footage transfer.
In which scenarios is aerial photography required?
. From sporting events to film and TV, forestry surveying, real estate, building surveys and cartography, aerial photography has a wide array of applications, including of course, weddings. That is by no means an exhaustive list as whatever you imagine aerial photography can be useful for, 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 good substitute for a steady-cam due to the stabilising nature of the camera gimbles used. 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.
Drone photography laws
The Civil Aviation Authority guides the commercial use and flying of drones with its laws. 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: be within direct, unaided visual line of sight (VLOS) of the pilot be 150 metres or more away from places with congestion not exceed 400ft above ground level and must remain within 500 meters (1,640ft) of the pilot and no more 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’ You don’t have to worry about the rules as we as the professionals are there to apply them to our work.
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
The applications for drone aerial photography are endless. You may find examples of some of our past projects below, but if you would like to do some other project, please let us know by contacting us: