Piddinghoe aerial photography service
Aerial Image Masters is based in Piddinghoe. Our services are available to people around the Piddinghoe area but we are also able to work on projects across the UK and even 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! 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 deploy a team of two members of our staff and they will be fully equipped with the best in modern aerial photography gear to deliver results of the highest quality. Before any aerial photography flights, we make sure the weather is ok. When we are unconvinced, we will reschedule the session for a later date without any extra charge. If we can’t reschedule, we will offer 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.
Drone photography services in Piddinghoe
We offer professional Piddinghoe filming and photography services here at Aerial Image Masters. Our ability to keenly listen to client needs means we are able to deliver bespoke solutions at all times whether you are looking for an aerial photography solution that will cover your wedding or looking for a more sophisticated solution that will help deliver excellent results on that TV or film production.
We are glad to help if you’d like some basic editing of the end footage, otherwise we can simply deliver the raw footage. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we would love to add our passion to help turn your ideas into stunning results.
What is the cost of aerial photography?
Aerial imaging is now an affordable option for film makers, business owners and heritage sites.
At Aerial Image Masters, we offer a starting guide price of £250 for the first 2 hours, which includes a two-person team, two drones, Insurance, and all the relevant risk assessments.
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 the process at the time, meant that aerial shoots were only afforded by TV and film houses with deep pockets.
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. With the imagery from a small aircraft above, you can gain a new perspective on the location of interest.
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.
There is no limit to where aerial filming and photography can prove useful as it can be deployed literally anywhere aerial shots will add value; sporting events, concerts, construction projects, heritage sites, weddings.
The AIM aerial photography system
The drones we use here at the AIM are DJI manufactured. The Inspire 1 allows us to record dramatic shots regardless of the situation due to the 4K broadcast-level camera attached to it. 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.
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. In addition to the Inspire, we use the compact and versatile Mavic Pro. This also has 4k enabled camera and can be used to capture incredible stills and video. Vertical shots are easy on theMavic due to the gimble attached to it.
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. 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. 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.
Why Go With Aerial Image Masters Piddinghoe?
At Aerial Image Masters, we have made a name in the delivery of top level aerial video and still photography on all projects. Regardless of the scope of the project, we are always thrilled to be taking stunning images from the sky. As an experienced aerial photography company, we have worked for many clients in the Piddinghoe area in the last few years.
We are able to deliver excellent results at all times because we have a wide range of camera equipment. 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 interface with our customers on any project to ensure the best possible results. We can offer a bespoke service to fit your needs and budget and we are flexible with time and location.
When you hire us, you don’t have to worry about potential additional costs because we are insured up to £5 million. Included in our packages are a two-person team made up of pilot and camera operator, minimum two drones, pre-site check, risk assessments, 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. There are so many uses for aerial photography that the limit is really your own imagination! Drone photography is not only good for taking pictures from higher altitudes, but also pictures for closer to the ground.
A drone can be a great alternative to a steady-cam as a result of its camera gimbles which provide a level of stability. 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.
Aerial 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 specifies that a drone must: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot be as far as 150 metres from places where there are many people be within no more than 500 meters or 1,640ft of the pilot and not beyond 400ft above the ground 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. 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.
You can rest assured we have sufficient experience in drone law and we can’t wait to talk about your needs for your projects and how best we can achieve the results you want.
Applications for drone photography and clients
There are so many applications for aerial photography. 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: