Aerial photography professionals in Southwater
Aerial Image Masters is based in Southwater. Our aerial photography services are for hire across the Southwater area, but we have also covered many projects in other parts of the UK and overseas. We can turn your dream project into a reality by the addition of stunning, unbeatable aerial images – still photographs or video; whichever suits your requirements most accurately.
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 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. 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.
If you’d like professional input on any ideas you might have in mind, please give us a call. 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. 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.
Experienced Southwater Drone Photography Professionals
Aerial Image Masters delivers excellent, professional, affordableSouthwater aerial photography and filming services. 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.
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 photography and filming is now an affordable option for film makers, business, and industrial projects.
Our entry package here at Aerial Image Masters starts from £250 for a two-hour session and this covers risk-assessment, insurance and two drones.
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?
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. 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.
Professional drone photographers work as a team split between controlling the drone and manoeuvring the camera so as to achieve the best possible results.
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. With the DJI-Inspire 1, we can take dramatic shots in all scenarios due to the 4K state of the art camera attached. With the 360-degree gimble on the Inspire 1 increasing stability, we are able to cover every possible angle without any loss of detail.
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 drone is also fitted out with a 4K camera making it another excellent aerial still and video capture system. 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. Each of the drones can stay overhead for around 20 minutes on one battery but we will have as many back up batteries as required for the scope of 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 Southwater Advantage
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. We absolutely love the experience of taking aerial shots and our passion shines through on all kinds of projects. As a professional company with years of experience in aerial photography, we have worked on many projects for dozens of clients.
We offer a range of camera equipment in order to suit your needs and the job requirements. We are creative, passionate, and knowledgeable about aerial filming and will bring great passion, skill and experience to your 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. Regardless of your desired project location and schedule, we can offer a bespoke solution for you.
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. Our packages include drone and camera operator, at least two drones, risk assessments and site analysis and transfer of captured data.
When you can use aerial photography
Aerial Photography has endless applications, from cartography to building surveys; film and tv to sporting events, weddings, real estate, and forestry surveying. 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.
Drones have camera gimbleswhich have a stabilising effect, making them a suitable substitute for a steady-cam. 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.
Laws governing aerial photography
To fulfil the need to regulate the use and flying of commercial drones, the Civil Aviation Authority has created laws. You can expect only the highest level of ethics and professionalism from Aerial Image Masters because we always maintain the limits specified by these laws.
The laws of the CAA demand that a drone must: be within a range where the pilot can easily see it, that is, his visual line of sight (VLOS) be as far as 150 metres from places where there are many people be no higher than 400ft above the surface and no further than 500 meters (1,640ft) from the pilot at no height, be flown directly above or as close as 50 metres to any property, vessels, vehicles, or persons if none of these are ‘under the pilot’s control’ Forget about remembering every single rule because the laws are for us to apply as we do what we do.
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.
Drone photography applications / clients
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: