St-Leonards aerial photography hire
Aerial Image Masters provides aerial photography solutions in St-Leonards. We are available for work on any aerial photography projects in St-Leonards and can travel to any parts of the UK and beyond. 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.
At Aerial Images, we have the expertise required for the planning and execution of all aerial photography projects, including handling the logistics of the process. 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. 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 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 St-Leonards Drone Photography Professionals
We offer professional St-Leonards filming and photography services here at Aerial Image Masters. Whether you are looking for simple aerial coverage of an event or looking for professional solution for large-scale projects in TV or film, we are able to offer comprehensive and bespoke solutions. We deliver unrivalled results as a result of our emphasis on properly understanding client needs.
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.
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 love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
Explaining aerial or drone photography
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. This was usually the preserve of the large Hollywood blockbusters who had the budget to get these shots.
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.
To make sure the perfect shot is captured, our professional drone photographers work in twos, with one person controlling the drone and the other controlling the camera, thus ensuring the perfect shots can be captured.
There are no limits to the application of aerial filming and photography as it can be deployed everywhere from sports venues to heritage sites.
The AIM aerial photography equipment
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. There is no loss of detail on the Inspire 1 regardless of how much the drone moves during the shoot as a result of the 360-degree gimble image stabilisation feature of the drone.
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. 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 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. 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. We also have the Sony A7 camera which is excellent for the capture of smooth hand held shots.
The Aerial Image Masters St-Leonards Advantage
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. No matter how big or smallthe project, we just love taking to the skies and bringing back the images that take your breath away. As an experienced aerial photography company, we have worked for many clients in the St-Leonards area in the last few years.
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 are happy to work in any sectors and are always willing to work together with you to come up with the best footage possible. We can offer a bespoke service to fit your needs and budget and we are flexible with time and location.
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. 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.
Uses of aerial photography
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 many other ways aerial photography can be used; all you have to do is think it and it can be done! One benefit of drone photography is that not only is it possible to gain images from a height, but it is also possible to achieve low down pictures as well.
A drone can be a great alternative to a steady-cam as a result of its camera gimbles which provide a level of stability. You might have noticed that many TV programmes use drone shots to take fascinating angles which are used to lay emphasis on an object, show a point of view, or switch up the setting of a scene.
Laws governing aerial photography
The Civil Aviation Authority has laws for the flying and use of commercial drones. When it comes to maintaining ethical boundaries and the highest levels of professionalism, you can trust Aerial Image Masters because we don’t fly beyond the parameters delineated by the laws.
The laws of the CAA demand that a drone must: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) 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 be kept at a distance of at least 50 metres away and never directly above any buildings, people, vehicles, or vessels that are not ‘under the control of the pilot’ 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.
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.
Applications for drone photography and clients
With drone aerial photography, there is no limit to how it can be applied. Here are just some of the projects that we have worked on, please contact us if you have any other projects in mind:
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