Aerial photography professionals in West-Thorney
Aerial Image Masters is based in West-Thorney. We are available for work on any aerial photography projects in West-Thorney and can travel to any parts of the UK and beyond. Whether you are looking for still photographs or video, we can deliver incredible aerial imagery that will help you achieve amazing project results.
When working with us on your aerial photography project, you can count on us to take care of logistics, planning and execution- we will also bring new, innovative ideas to the table! 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 send a team of two experienced aerial photography technicians, working with state-of-the-art equipment. The combination of experience and quality means you get value for money in all of your projects. 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.
Drone Photography Service for Hire in West-Thorney
We offer professional West-Thorney filming and photography services here at Aerial Image Masters. We are able to deliver solutions that are carefully tailored to your needs, whether you are after a simple shoot for a two-hour event, or require a large-scale shoot spanning across days or weeks, such as a TV or Film production. We will work together with you to be certain we deliver the best possible results.
Depending on your preference, we can deliver the raw footage to you or pass it through our basic editing service before delivery. Get in touch with us today and we’d be delighted to discuss your ideas and to help you make them reality.
How much does aerial photography cost?
Aerial imaging is now an affordable option for film makers, business owners and heritage sites.
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 would love to discuss your project with you and develop an individual and bespoke price to match your requirements.
What does aerial/drone photography entail?
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. Aerial shoots were, therefore, exclusively the realm of Hollywood and companies with deep pockets.
You can enjoy the same aerial shots as the biggest film studios without paying over the odds thanks to small, high-quality-camera drones that are available today! With the imagery from a small aircraft above, you can gain a new perspective on the location of interest.
Professional drone photographers and filmmakers like us normally have a two-person team per drone, comprised of a pilot and another person as camera operator in order to ensure the perfect shot is 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.
Our aerial photography equipment
Our preferred choice of drones here at AIM are DJI models. The Inspire 1 has a 4k broadcast quality camera that allows for dramatic shots in all scenarios. 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 is able to deliver excellent shots at all times whether you are looking for still photographs or video. In addition to the Inspire, we use the compact and versatile Mavic Pro. This drone is also fitted out with a 4K camera making it another excellent aerial still and video capture system. With the gimble on the camera, we are able to easily take vertical 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. The battery time on each of the drones is around 20 minutes but we always come prepared with the right number of backup batteries required to get the job done. We also have the Sony A7 camera and a gimble, for exceptional handheld shots on every project.
Benefits of using Aerial Image Masters West-Thorney
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 have a wide range of camera equipment, which makes it easy for us to deliver excellent results regardless of project specifications. Our creativity, knowledge and passion shines through during every 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. Regardless of your desired project location and schedule, we can offer a bespoke solution for you.
When you hire us, you don’t have to worry about potential additional costs because we are insured up to £5 million. Our packages, comprehensive and competitively priced, offers you a minimum of two drones for your project, a camera operator, a drone pilot, risk and site assessment as well as footage transfer.
In which scenarios is aerial photography required?
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. There are so many uses for aerial photography that the limit is really your own imagination! 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.
With the camera gimbles that drones have, they have better stability and so can be used in place of a steady-cam. 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.
Aerial photography laws
The Civil Aviation Authority guides the commercial use and flying of drones with its laws. 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 CAA state that a drone must: 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 be no higher than 400ft above the surface and no further than 500 meters (1,640ft) from the pilot never be directly above any individuals, vessels, automobiles, or property, no matter the height, or as close as 50 metres to any of the aforementioned if they are not under the pilot’s control. 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 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
There are so many applications for aerial photography. 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: