Westmeston aerial photography professionals
Aerial Image Masters is based in Westmeston. Our aerial photography services are for hire across the Westmeston area, but we have also covered many projects in other parts of the UK and overseas. Do you have a dream project in mind? Let us bring it to life with our magnificent use of aerial imagery. Whether you are looking for still photographs or video, we can deliver to your exact specifications.
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! We are a professional outfit so you do not need to worry about the legalities as we have all the knowledge to advise and assist to ensure your project runs without a hitch. We include an onsite and pre-shoot risk assessment in order to ensure that everything is safe and legal.
Would like to discuss any project ideas you 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.
Westmeston Drone Photography Experts
Are you looking for a professional photography and filming service in Westmeston? Talk to 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.
At the end of the shoot, we can either deliver the raw footage to you or provide 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.
Aerial photography session costs
Today, aerial photography and filming is affordable for commercial, filmmaking, industrial and heritage applications.
We have a two-hour package starting from £250 that includes a two-person team and two drones and also covers risk assessment and insurance.
For a personalised price that meets your needs, get in touch with us to discuss your project today.
What does drone/aerial photography mean?
In the past, you had to come up with massive helicopter film crew fees in order to capture an image of the ground below from the sky. 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, 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. The aerial view presented by a drone can give an interesting take for any setting.
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.
There are no limits to the application of aerial filming and photography as it can be deployed everywhere from sports venues to heritage sites.
AIM aerial photography System
DJI manufactured drones are what we use most of the time here at AIM. The Inspire 1 allows us to record dramatic shots regardless of the situation due to the 4K broadcast-level camera attached to it. With the 360-degree gimble on the Inspire 1 increasing stability, we are able to cover every possible angle without any loss of detail.
The Inspire is able to deliver excellent shots at all times whether you are looking for still photographs or video. The compact and durable Mavic Pro is another camera we use in addition to the Inspire 1. This model is equally able to capture 4K-quality stills and videos. With the gimble on this camera, we are able to take vertical pan shots.
The Mavic is a valuable tool in our arsenal because its portable nature and lightweight frame means it can be used in areas where the larger Inspire cannot perform. 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. 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.
Why Aerial Image Masters Westmeston is an Excellent Choice
Aerial Image Masters offer a personal, tailored service to capture unbeatable video and stills for your project. 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 a professional group with years of experience, we have worked on different types of projects for diverse clients.
We have a wide range of camera equipment, which makes it easy for us to deliver excellent results regardless of project specifications. Passion, creativity and knowledge are some of the characteristics we will bring to the table when we work on your 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. Wherever you want us to work and at whatever time, we are flexible enough to come up with a solution.
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. Our packages include drone and camera operator, at least two drones, risk assessments and site analysis and transfer of captured data.
When is aerial photography needed?
There is a nearly limitless number of applications for aerial photography, including forestry surveying, building surveys, cartography, real estate, film and TV, sporting events, and celebrations or events, particularly weddings. 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.
Drones have camera gimbleswhich have a stabilising effect, making them a suitable substitute for 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.
Laws governing drone photography
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 specifies that a drone must: be within direct, unaided visual line of sight (VLOS) of the pilot be no less than 150 metres away from heavily populated parts be flown within a range no further than 1,640ft or 500 metres from the pilot and at most 400ft above the ground 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 is no limit to the number of ways aerial photography can be applied. You may find examples of some of our past projects below, but if you would like to do some other project, please let us know by contacting us:
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