Aerial photography professionals in Sutton
Aerial Image Masters delivers aerial photography services in Sutton. Our services are available to people around the Sutton 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! Worried about legal implications? We are a professional company so we fully understand laws related to aerial photography. Your project will be completed without any incidents, interference, or delays. We use pre-shoot risk assessment to ensure the overall safety of the shoot, and legal adherence to prevailing laws in the local area.
Would like to discuss any project ideas you 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 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.
Experienced Sutton Drone Photography Professionals
Are you looking for a professional photography and filming service in Sutton? Talk to Aerial Image Masters. We can provide a bespoke package to suit your needs, whether this is a simple shoot to gain aerial pictures of your event, or a more complicated shoot over the course of several days for your TV or film production, we will work closely in partnership with you to ensure you gain unbeatable results.
When we are done with the shoot, we can deliver the raw footage to you or offer a basic editing service. Talk to us today if you’d like to discuss your ideas with seasoned professionals in aerial photography; we know how to bring them to life.
How much does aerial photography cost?
Today, aerial photography and filming is affordable for commercial, filmmaking, industrial and heritage applications.
You can book a full 2-hour session here at Aerial Image Masters starting from £250; this session covers two drones, a two-person team, drone insurance and risk assessment.
We’d love to hear about your project so we can develop personalised pricing that matches your exact requirements.
Explaining aerial or drone photography
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. This meant that only well-funded TV and film companies were able to afford aerial shoots.
Today, you can get the same aerial shots as the big Hollywood studios armed with just a drone fitted-out with high quality cameras, without paying over the odds. 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.
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 system
Our preferred choice of drones here at AIM are DJI models. The Inspire 1 allows us to record dramatic shots regardless of the situation due to the 4K broadcast-level camera attached to it. The state of the art 360 degree gimble, which stabilises the camera even when there is lots of movement of the drone, means that there is no end to the angles and perspectives that we can capture.
The Inspire 1’s unique features are why we are able to provide quality shoot results on all kinds of projects. In addition to the Inspire, we use the compact and versatile Mavic Pro. 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 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. We also have the Sony A7 camera and a gimble, for exceptional handheld shots on every project.
The Aerial Image Masters Sutton Advantage
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. 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 Sutton 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 love to work in any environment and will work with you to develop the most incredible footage possible. We can offer a bespoke service to fit your needs and budget and we are flexible with time and location.
You don’t have to worry about additional expenditure over the course of your project as we are fully insured up to £5 million. Our packages are comprehensive and they include two drones, a pilot and camera operator, and a comprehensive risk and site assessment.
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! 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 good substitute for a steady-cam due to the stabilising nature of the camera gimbles used. Think of all the camera shots you see captured from interesting angles in television programmes, many of them are taken using drones which help to emphasise an object, give more character to a scene, or highlight a point of view.
Laws governing aerial photography
The use and flying of commercial drones is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority. Aerial Image Masters always fly within the parameters of these laws and remain at the top level of professional and ethical boundaries.
According to the CAA, a drone has to: remain within the pilot’s direct visual line of sight or VLOS be at least 150 meters away from congested areas be flown within a range no further than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot and at most 400ft above the ground 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.
Drone law is no problem for us and we are ready when you are to discuss what you have in mind for your project and how best to work so we end up with results you are satisfied with.
Clients for aerial photography and applications
The applications for drone aerial photography are endless. 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: