Up-Marden aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is based in Up-Marden. We are for hire anywhere in Up-Marden and also travel both within 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.
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 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 are able to ensure safety and adherence to legal requirements through our onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment.
If you’d like professional input on any ideas you might have in mind, please give us a call. 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. Before the start of the aerial photography session, we will review the weather in readiness to reschedule if flight is not possible without charging you any additional fees.
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 Service for Hire in Up-Marden
Aerial Image Masters offer a professional photography and filming service. 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 talk to us right away to discuss your needs so we can bring your ideasinto reality.
How much does an aerial photography session cost?
Aerial photography and filming is now more affordable than before for your projects.
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.
What does drone/aerial photography mean?
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. By sending up a small aircraft, or drone, it is possible to gain a new perspective on a familiar scene, and capture exciting shots that enhance any production, document or event!
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.
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 system
DJI manufactured drones are what we use most of the time here at AIM. The Inspire 1 has a 4k broadcast quality camera that allows for dramatic shots in all scenarios. We are also able to cover every possible angle with the Inspire 1 as a result of the 360-degree gimble in place, which ensures camera stability.
The Inspire 1’s unique features are why we are able to provide quality shoot results on all kinds of projects. 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. With the gimble on this camera, we are able to take vertical pan shots.
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. For the best hand held shooting results, we have the Sony A7 camera and a gimble to make sure we don’t miss out on any details over the course of the day.
Benefits of using Aerial Image Masters Up-Marden
With the bespoke aerial video and still photography service we offer here at Aerial Image Masters, you are guaranteed unbeatable results on all your projects. No matter how big or smallthe project, we just love taking to the skies and bringing back the images that take your breath away. We are a group of professionals with years of experience and have worked for dozens of clients.
Irrespective of project requirements we are able to deliver due to the wide range of camera equipment we have. We are knowledgeable, passionate and creative and this is easy to see throughout every project we embark on.
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. Wherever you want us to work and at whatever time, we are flexible enough to come up with a solution.
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.
When is aerial photography needed?
There are many ways aerial photography has been found to be useful, from celebrations like weddings to entertainment and media, sporting events, real estate, cartography, 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.
A drone can be a good substitute for a steady-cam due to the stabilising nature of the camera gimbles used. 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.
Laws of drone photography
To fulfil the need to regulate the use and flying of commercial drones, the Civil Aviation Authority has created 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.
According to the CAA, a drone has to: be within the VLOS (visual line of sight) of the pilot be no less than 150 metres away from heavily populated parts be no higher than 400ft above the surface and no further than 500 meters (1,640ft) from the pilot 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’ We do our work professionally as we operate within all the laws, meaning you, as our client, don’t have to bother about knowing all the rules.
We are very experienced in drone law and we would love to talk through your project and ideas and discuss what we can do to get you the best possible footage.
Applications for drone photography and clients
With drone aerial photography, there is no limit to how it can be applied. While we have included examples of projects we have worked on in the past, please let us know if there are any other projects you would like to complete: