West-Harting aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is based in West-Harting. We are available for work across the West-Harting area wherever our services are needed and we are also for hire on any aerial photography projects across the UK and beyond. We are able to transform any projects from ordinary to exceptional with our aerial imagery.
Aerial Image Masters always delivers stunning results on all projects because of our professionalism, skill and consistency of approach-we take care of logistics, planning and execution. 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 are able to ensure safety and adherence to legal requirements through our onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment.
Please feel free to call us for an informal chat if you have a project for which you would like professional aerial photography advice. On all projects, we will send a two-man team equipped with the modern photography equipment needed to ensure stunning images. 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.
Experienced West-Harting Drone Photography Professionals
Look no further than Aerial Image Masters if you are looking for a professional photography and filming company. 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 talk to us right away to discuss your needs so we can bring your ideasinto reality.
What is the cost of aerial photography?
Aerial photography and filming is now more affordable than before for your projects.
Booking a two-man team here at Aerial Image Masters for two hours starts from £250 and the fee covers insurance, risk-assessment 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 is aerial / 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 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. By using a drone or small aircraft, you can achieve unique angles 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.
Aerial photography can be useful in a wide range of situations, from better aerial coverage at that local festival to a better view of the landscape during a construction project.
The AIM aerial photography equipment
DJI manufactured drones are what we use most of the time here at AIM. With the 4K broadcast-level camera on the Inspire 1, we are able to record dramatic shots in all settings. 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.
The Inspire is able to deliver excellent shots at all times whether you are looking for still photographs or video. The compact and versatile Mavic Pro is another drone product we use. This model also comes fitted with an excellent 4K camera which means it can also capture stills and videos. With the gimble on this camera, we are able to take vertical pan shots.
The Mavic comes in handy in tricky areas where the larger Inspire may not be able to perform well, thanks to its lightweight frame and portability. 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. We also have the Sony A7 camera which is excellent for the capture of smooth hand held shots.
The Aerial Image Masters West-Harting Advantage
Aerial Image Masters have made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial stills or video photography. Regardless of the size of the project, we are always passionate about helping deliver new perspectives on your target scenery. We are a group of professionals with years of experience and have worked for dozens of clients.
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 always happy to work with our clients to come up with the perfect shots. We are able to create bespoke solutions for your exact needs and we are flexible with project schedule.
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.
When you can use 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. 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. A major advantage of aerial photography is low down photographs can be achieved as easily as aerial photographs.
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 of drone photography
The use and flying of commercial drones is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority. 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.
According to the CAA, a drone has to: be within a range where the pilot can easily see it, that is, his visual line of sight (VLOS) be flown at a minimum distance of 150 metres away from places that are congested not exceed 400ft above ground level and must remain within 500 meters (1,640ft) of the pilot and no more not be directly overhead of (at any height) or within 50 meters of persons, vehicles, vessels and property unless those persons are ‘under the control of the pilot’ You don’t have to worry about the rules as we as the professionals are there to apply them to our work.
You bet we are conversant enough in drone law to that you can trust us and we would love to discuss how we can go about making the best of your project.
Aerial photography clients / applications
There is no limit to the number of ways aerial photography can be applied. These are some of the projects we have completed for clients, feel free to contact us anytime if there something you would like to do other that what you find below: