29 07, 2019

Drone Scenarios – Common Questions

By |2019-07-22T20:21:00+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Comments Off on Drone Scenarios – Common Questions

Drone Scenarios – Common Questions It might seem strange to talk about the limitation of UAVs on a website that specifically promotes them, but sometimes they are simply not the right tool for the job. Lets take a look at some assignments that our pilot members have reported being requested to complete and the reason why they were (or weren’t) possible Scenario 1 A client suspects that their neighbour is building illegally on their property but they can’t be sure as they can’t get a clear view from the ground. So they would like a [...]

6 07, 2019

Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

By |2019-07-14T13:09:26+01:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Featured, Weddings|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Is a Drone Right for your Wedding?

Is a Drone Right for you at your Wedding? There is a long list of tasks that you are faced with if you’re planning your dream wedding, and now there is a new checkbox – should I hire a drone? Picture by - DroneCam Solutions Ltd Alongside your wedding photographer and videographer, you can now look at booking someone to fly a camera in the sky on your big day to capture various aspects and perspectives of the celebration from an aerial point of view. Some photographers and videographers have [...]

21 06, 2019

When can you fly a drone by Gatwick Airport?

By |2019-06-21T15:53:43+01:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, CAA, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on When can you fly a drone by Gatwick Airport?

You can't fly a drone near an airport... or can you? The drone incursion at Gatwick Airport last December was clearly a reckless and deliberate act of sabotage, the consequences of which brought misery to the travelling public and burdened the airport and airlines alike with significant expense and logistic upheaval.  The cost to the UK has been put in excess of £50m. While the story moves off into distant memory, 6 months on from the incident, the aftermath has also left its mark on the fledgling commercial drone services industry, with many operators, particularly those that work [...]

1 06, 2019

Drones and the Hospitality Industry

By |2019-06-01T11:02:33+01:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Featured, Property|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Drones and the Hospitality Industry

Drones and the Hospitality Industry Today’s hospitality industry is a far cry from the days of travel agents and stacks of glossy brochures. Today’s traveller can search resorts with a click of their mouse and view real life, almost real time reviews and images to help them to make their holiday decisions. The modern traveller is information hungry. They want as much data as possible about their hotel or resort before they decide to book and part with their hard earned cash for a much looked forward to holiday.  They are [...]

25 05, 2019

What can Drones do for Me?

By |2019-05-25T12:04:52+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Property, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What can Drones do for Me?

What can Drones do for Me? Drones have a great deal of industrial and commercial applications, from agriculture through to construction and many more areas besides.  However, they can also provide many benefits to the ‘domestic’ customer. Images copyright Drone Media Imaging Wedding Photography and Videography If you’re getting married, then you can look at hiring a drone pilot to capture your big day from an aerial perspective to add a little cinematic glamour to your wedding imagery. We’ve got lots of advice on the types of venues best suited [...]

7 05, 2019

Drone use in Insurance Claims

By |2019-05-07T14:11:53+01:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drone use in Insurance Claims

Drone use in Insurance Claims Drones are fast becoming part of the landscape of various different industries, reinventing traditional practices were time and cost efficiencies can be made. The insurance industry is one that is benefiting from UAV technology, especially those that are working directly with the Drone Safe Register network as we can leverage our UK and Ireland commercially approved pilot network to provide a fast response to your insurance needs. The insurance industry has a poor reputation for the time it takes to investigate and settle claims.  However, this [...]

3 04, 2019

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses

By |2019-04-03T10:04:11+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses

Capturing Aerial Images of Golf Courses There are few venues that look more spectacular when viewed from the air than a golf course. Photography and videography of the entirety of your course – from the first tee to the 18th hole and even the 19th – can combine to produce some stunning visual images. Marketing your Golf Course A series of short drone flights can provide you with a wide range of marketing materials. Short hole by hole flyovers make for perfect website and social media engagement material.  Longer promotional productions that [...]

1 04, 2019

Drones and Landscape Photography

By |2019-05-18T10:11:16+01:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones and Landscape Photography

Drones and Landscape Photography Drones offer the opportunity to capture all sorts of landscapes from a unique aerial perspective both for the hobbyist and professional pilot. Here are some tips for starting to take drone landscape pictures or just some ideas on how to improve and develop your aerial landscape photography. Preparation is Key If you are working with a ground based camera, you have all the time in the world to capture your images.  However, a drone’s short battery life means you will have a much higher success rate of [...]

4 03, 2019

Drones Unlock the Ocean’s Secrets

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Drones Unlock the Ocean’s Secrets

Aerial surveying of the marine environment is not a new phenomenon with scientist, conservationists and researchers having long relied upon aerial images as a means of gathering data from the open oceans. However, advances in drone technology have meant that this data gathering can now be carried out faster, more regularly and far cheaper than when manned flights were required.  The quality of the imagery and footage, both transmitted in real time and stored for later review can also reduce the need for large observation teams and reveal hidden details that would be difficult to [...]

27 02, 2019

Commercial Drone Inspections

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Commercial Drone Inspections

Commercial drone inspections have many advantages over traditional methods. Surveying and inspection of a large commercial property or plot of land could take days before the advent of drone technology. As well as time and cost savings, commercial drone inspections are a safer alternative. Drone aerial photography of commercial construction site An aerial inspection of a large building is a very effective way of spotting potential problems. For example, wear and tear to tiles or roof covering can be pinpointed and detailed images captured. Scaffolding, ladders and cameras on extendible poles can be used for this type [...]

26 02, 2019

Maritime Filming and Drones

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Marine|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Maritime Filming and Drones

On this blog, we’ve quite often looked at the difference UAV technology is predicted to make in industries such as construction and insurance.  However, the drone’s potential isn’t limited to dry land with many maritime and offshore companies beginning to look at how they can capture and utilise their own corner of this emerging industry. One of the main fields in which drones are being deployed at sea (as they are on land) is for carrying out of marine inspections. The Royal Navy is making use of these high portable cameras to inspect their vessels [...]