Wilmington aerial photography service
Aerial Image Masters is based in Wilmington. Our aerial photography services are for hire across the Wilmington area, but we have also covered many projects in other parts of the UK and overseas. We can bring that perfect aerial still photograph or video to your project through our mastery of aerial photography.
At Aerial Images, we have the expertise required for the planning and execution of all aerial photography projects, including handling the logistics of the process. There is no need to worry about breaking the law as we are professionals that can offer advice on the legal side of every project. We use pre-shoot risk assessment to ensure the overall safety of the shoot, and legal adherence to prevailing laws in the local area.
We’d be delighted to hear any ideas you may have for your project and can offer professional guidance. Please give us a call today. 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 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 services in Wilmington
We offer professional Wilmington filming and photography services here at 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.
We can offer a basic editing service, or simply give you the raw footage at the end of the shoot. 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.
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.
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 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. 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. The aerial view presented by a drone can give an interesting take for any setting.
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.
There is no limit to where aerial filming and photography can prove useful as it can be deployed literally anywhere aerial shots will add value; sporting events, concerts, construction projects, heritage sites, weddings.
The AIM aerial photography equipment
At AIM we use DJI manufactured drones. With the DJI-Inspire 1, we can take dramatic shots in all scenarios due to the 4K state of the art camera attached. The camera also comes with a 360-degree gimble, which ensures the stability of the camera even when drone movement is unpredictable, allowing us to cover every possible angle with ease.
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 drone is also fitted out with a 4K camera making it another excellent aerial still and video capture system. Vertical pan shots are easy on this drone due to the gimble.
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. 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.
Why Aerial Image Masters Wilmington is an Excellent Choice
In Aerial Image Masters you have a company that has made a name in the delivery of bespoke aerial photography services. Regardless of the scope of the project, we are always thrilled to be taking stunning images from the sky. We are a professional company with several years of experience and many happy clients behind us.
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 interface with our customers on any project to ensure the best possible results. 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. With a package from us, you are guaranteed a minimum of two drones, a pilot and camera operator, risk and site assessment and 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. That is by no means an exhaustive list as whatever you imagine aerial photography can be useful for, it can be done. One benefit of drone photography is that not only is it possible to gain images from a height, but it is also possible to achieve low down pictures as well.
A drone can be a great alternative to a steady-cam as a result of its camera gimbles which provide a level of stability. 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.
Aerial photography laws
The Civil Aviation Authority guides the commercial use and flying of drones with its laws. 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 150 metres or more away from places with congestion 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’ 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.
Aerial photography clients / applications
There are so many applications for aerial photography. 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:
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