Aerial photography professionals in Clayton
Aerial Image Masters delivers aerial photography services in Clayton. We are for hire anywhere in Clayton and also travel both within the UK and beyond. 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 get in touch with us if you’d like a chat about possible ideas for your project. 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 review the weather before aerial photography sessions and will arrange a new date (at no cost) or a complete refund in the event that the session needs to be cancelled.
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 services in Clayton
We offer professional Clayton 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 can offer a basic editing service, or simply give you the raw footage at the end of the shoot. Please talk to us right away to discuss your needs so we can bring your ideasinto reality.
How much does aerial photography cost?
Aerial imaging is now an affordable option for film makers, business owners and heritage sites.
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 would love to discuss your project with you and develop an individual and bespoke price to match your requirements.
What does aerial/drone photography entail?
A few years ago, capturing an aerial view of a location meant hiring film crews in helicopters to navigate the area, at extremely high prices. 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. The aerial view presented by a drone can give an interesting take for any setting.
For professional drone photographers and filmmakers, the work must be split between a pilot and a camera operator for the best possible results to be achieved; each person must focus on one aspect of the job.
The possibilities for aerial filming and photography are endless, from filming a sports event or gala, to adding something unique to a festivity or heritage video – the sky really is the limit!
The AIM aerial photography equipment
Our preferred choice of drones here at AIM are DJI models. With the 4K UHD camera on the Inspire 1, we are able to deliver dramatic shots at every turn. 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. The compact and durable Mavic Pro is another camera we use in addition to the Inspire 1. This model is equally able to capture 4K-quality stills and videos. Vertical shots are easy on theMavic due to the gimble attached to it.
The benefit for the Mavic is that due to its lightweight frame and portability, it can be used for trickier environments where transporting the larger Inspire may be a challenge. 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. 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 Go With Aerial Image Masters Clayton?
Aerial Image Masters offer a personal, tailored service to capture unbeatable video and stills for your project. 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 professional company with several years of experience and many happy clients behind us.
We offer a range of camera equipment in order to suit your needs and the job requirements. Our clients readily see our passion and creativity in every aerial photography project.
We love to work in any environment and will work with you to develop the most incredible footage possible. We are able to create bespoke solutions for your exact needs and we are flexible with project schedule.
As a company insured up to the tune of £5 million, you never have to worry about additional expenses over the course of your project. 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.
What is aerial photography used for?
There is a long list of applications for which aerial photography is useful, from entertainment purposes such as film and TV, weddings, and sporting events to a variety of other applications such as cartography, real estate, and forestry applications. No matter what you would like to achieve with aerial photography, it is possible as there is really no limit to what you can do with it. 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 great alternative to a steady-cam as a result of its camera gimbles which provide a level of stability. Most television programmes now use drone shots to capture those interesting angles that can really help to add to the setting of a scene, or highlight a particular object or point of view.
Aerial photography laws
The Civil Aviation Authority guides the commercial use and flying of drones with its laws. At Aerial Image Masters, we are fully aware of these laws and don’t exceed the limits as we always operate at the highest level of professionalism and ethics.
The CAA’s laws specify that a drone has to: directly be in the pilot’s VLOS or line of sight be 150 metres or more away from places with congestion be no higher than 400ft above the surface and no further than 500 meters (1,640ft) 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’ We don’t expect our clients to know all the laws as well as we do, so you don’t have to bother about them as they are for us to guide 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
There are so many applications for aerial photography. 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: