24 03, 2019

Drones and Wedding Photography

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wedding planning season is now officially open and lots of couples will be considering whether a drone can add something to their big day. Christmas and Valentine's Day traditionally see a lot of marriage proposals and now that Spring seems to be poking its head around the corner, many newly engaged couples will be starting to plan their wedding day in earnest. Along with all of the traditional items on a wedding planning checklist, there is something of a newcomer as couples are beginning to consider whether having UAV video and photography at their day can add [...]

16 02, 2019

Hiring a Drone for your Wedding

By |2019-03-19T21:15:53+01:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Now that the tinsel is officially down and all the champagne corks have popped, there will be more than a few couples settling down to serious wedding planning after Christmas proposals were accepted. There’s the venue, the dress, the flowers and the cake to decide upon and, in recent years, there’s also a new type of wedding supplier to consider.  Alongside ground based photography, lots of couples are also seeking out drone operators to provide an aerial perspective on their wedding memories. If your chosen photographer or videographer doesn’t offer drone coverage (and many won’t as [...]

24 09, 2018

Hiring a Drone Operator – What you Need to Know about the Legal Requirements

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s no doubt that drones are amazing tools that can provide benefits in so many areas of both our business and personal lives.  If you’re looking at hiring a drone operator however, there are some facts that you need to know about. What are the legal requirements for them to adhere to in order to work safely and legally in the UK? We’ll be publishing a series of blog posts on this subject right here on the DSR website over the coming weeks. We will be aiming to demystify some of the laws, the bizarre press [...]

19 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Camera Price – What Does it Cost?

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Aerial photos and video footage are a unique way of capturing the memories of a wedding day. Wedding photography has evolved in exciting ways over the past twenty years, and drone wedding pictures are the latest development. Digital camera technology was the start of the new approach to capturing weddings, and the rise of ‘selfies’ and the use of Facebook and Instagram brought further change.  Weddings aren’t cheap of course, so a wedding drone camera price can be beyond the budget of some couples. A standard wedding photography package can cost anything from £500 to £2,000, and [...]

18 08, 2018

Wedding Drone Prices in the UK

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A survey in 2017 by a leading wedding planning website stated that the average cost of a wedding is now over £27,000. It’s not clear whether that includes the wedding drone price, but relative to everything else it could turn out to be one of the cheaper things on the list! Data suggests that the costs include the following – £2,000 for the engagement ring. Strictly speaking not a part of the wedding costs of course, but it’s all part of the package! Traditionally a man is supposed to spend a month’s salary on the engagement [...]

23 07, 2018

Should I Hire a Drone?

By |2019-01-22T17:32:16+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone technology has improved at a fantastic rate over the past couple of years. This means drone have become cheaper, safer and easier to fly, and it’s made an exciting new hobby available to all. A common question is should I hire a drone or buy one? If drone technology appeals to you, ask yourself what you would like to do with an unmanned aircraft. If you’re a keen photographer, drone aerial photography may be what attracts you. The thrill of racing drones around circuits may be more your kind of thing. Having a clear idea [...]

26 06, 2018

Drone Wedding Photography Service

By |2019-01-23T13:49:30+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Cinematic aerial photography is no longer the reserve of Hollywood movies thanks to drone technology. Drone wedding photography is now an affordable option, and it’s a stunning way to capture the occasion and make the most of your chosen venue. With photographers increasingly being asked about aerial photography with drones, many are investing in the equipment and offering it as an add-on service. However, it’s important to check that an operator has approval to offer his services commercially before booking a drone wedding photography service. Any drone operator in the UK offering services for payment or [...]

26 06, 2018

Professional Drone Pilot Hire – 3 Things You Need to Know

By |2019-01-23T13:52:51+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thanks to rapid development of technology, professional drone pilot hire is easy. Hundreds of people have been attracted to this exciting new industry, and affordable equipment means that drone hire costs are falling. Of course price isn’t the only factor in professional drone pilot hire, and there are some important things you need to know. A pilot must have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operate for payment or reward in the UK. There’s no such thing as a drone licence, and approval comes in the form of a PfCO (Permission For Commercial Operations). [...]

26 06, 2018

How Do You Hire an Aerial Photographer?

By |2019-01-23T13:59:49+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Up until a couple of years ago, a helicopter or light aircraft were the only options if you wanted to hire an aerial photographer. This made it very expensive, and the cost meant aerial photography was the reserve of television productions. You can hire an aerial photographer with a drone from around £200. This will cover the costs of a professional, CAA approved drone pilot with equipment capable of delivering high quality results. Cheap drone hire pilots are available, but they are often operating illegally and there can be serious consequences. If you hire an aerial photographer [...]

26 06, 2018

What’s a Commercial UAV Pilot?

By |2019-01-23T14:04:28+01:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A commercial UAV pilot is a term sometimes used to refer to a professional drone operator. UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, more commonly called a drone. To carry out work for payment or reward with a drone, a pilot must have approval from the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. If you are looking to hire a commercial UAV pilot, there are some important legal requirements that you should be aware of. Hiring an illegal pilot can land you in serious trouble, and drone laws in the UK are tightening as the use of UAV’s [...]

25 06, 2018

Drone Operator Work

By |2019-01-23T14:04:32+01:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Accountancy firm PWC have predicted huge growth in drone operator jobs by the year 2030. This will be in a broad range of industry sectors from wholesale to defense. If you’re thinking about starting a drone business or finding a drone operator job there’s never been a better time. Use of drones in industry is driven by the need to innovate, increase productivity and reduce costs. Amazon is a great example of how modern businesses are embracing drone technology. It may be some years before swarms of drones are over the UK’s sky delivering parcels, but [...]

15 06, 2018

Drones for your Wedding

By |2019-01-23T10:39:58+01:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“My fiancé really wants some aerial shots taken of our wedding…  and I’d like to book a drone for him as a surprise. How do I choose an operator to go for and is there anything I need to know before booking?” Booking a drone operator to fly at your wedding will create a fantastic memory for the happy couple, as well as the rest of the wedding party. Capturing your special day from this perspective creates a lot of buzz and those otherwise impossible-to-capture shots will be treasured for years to come. The general public [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone hire in Hampshire

By |2019-01-23T17:19:12+01:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hampshire in the South of England has everything from coastlines and beaches to country parks. It has a thriving economy and is a popular tourist destination with attractions including The New Forest, The South Downs National Park and the cities of Winchester and Portsmouth. Drone hire in Hampshire is readily available as there are a number of large established companies providing services in and around the county. Drone Safe Register’s searchable database is a great resource for finding drone services for hire in Hampshire and other parts of the UK. Drone Safe Register is the UK’s largest [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone Hire in Gloucestershire

By |2019-01-23T17:46:38+01:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A wide variety of businesses are looking for drone hire in Gloucestershire. Use of unmanned aircraft as a replacement for helicopters in aerial photography is now commonplace. Typical reasons for drone hire in Gloucestershire include – Aerial photography. With picturesque scenery in The Cotswold Hills and Forest of Dean it’s not surprising Gloucestershire is a popular destination for landscape photographers. Being able to view, photograph and film the local landscape from the air has an obvious appeal Aerial inspection work. Drones are the ideal tools for checking roofs, chimneys, air condition units and other hard to [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone Hire in Dorset

By |2019-01-23T17:22:56+01:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Made famous by the television series Broadchurch in recent years, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is one of the most stunning in the UK. Harbour Cliff Beach featured heavily in the series, and it’s not the only one worth a visit. Another iconic view is Lulworth Cove with it’s stunning cliffs and famous Durdle Door arch. It’s not surprising that drone hire in Dorset is a growing market.  As well as the tourist trade, drone hire in Dorset is popular for roof inspections, building surveys and insurance claim validation work. Using a drone for this type of work is [...]

24 04, 2018

Drone Hire in Devon

By |2019-01-29T12:05:05+01:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sandy beaches, fossil cliffs and national parks make Devon one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. If the weather could be guaranteed, many people would be happy to holiday here rather than travel abroad. Home to The English Riviera – a series of picturesque harbour towns including Paignton, Brixham and Torquay – Devon has everything from five star hotels to budget self-catering holiday lets. Drone hire in Devon is in high demand. Photographers who have captured the beauty of the scenery from the ground are now able to shoot from an aerial perspective. Beaches, lakes [...]

13 04, 2018

Drone hire in Cornwall

By |2019-01-23T17:36:00+01:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With it’s sandy beaches and beautiful countryside it’s no wonder that Cornwall is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Surveys by Cornish Countryside, The National Trust and the Forestry Commission all indicate that visitor numbers have steadily increased since 2014, and this looks set to continue. Not surprisingly, interest in drone hire in Cornwall is also increasing. If you’re looking to enjoy some fun flying on Cornwall’s beaches, a basic toy model may be all you need. It won’t fly far or for long with limited battery life, but as a taster [...]

13 04, 2018

Drone hire in Cambridgeshire.

By |2019-01-29T09:56:54+01:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones – also known Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – are now being used in a wide range of commercial applications. From agriculture to construction, drones use state of the art technology to reduce costs and speed up processes like surveying and inspections. Whatever your needs, Drone Safe Register have pilots available for drone hire in Cambridgeshire and across the UK. Drones have received a lot of bad press in recent months, but 99% of owners in the UK act responsibly and follow guidelines set out by the Civil Aviation Authority. Stories of near misses with manned [...]

20 03, 2018

Drone Photography in London

By |2019-01-23T17:50:57+01:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone photography of London is a fantastic way to capture the familiar sights and landmarks of our capital city. Shots of the Thames, the London Eye and The Tower of London are instantly recognisable. The centre of London’s skyline is changing rapidly as impressive new buildings are erected, and they make a great subject for aerial photography. The use of drones in congested areas is heavily regulated, and the rules are particularly tight in London. The presence of London City Airport, high volumes of local helicopter traffic and concerns over terrorism are just some of the [...]

14 03, 2018

Drone Filming Companies

By |2019-01-23T17:51:12+01:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone filming companies have been around for a few years, but the recent boom in the industry has seen hundreds of new ones appearing. Some specialise in specific types of work such as film production for film and television, and others use their unmanned aircraft for a range of jobs. A search on Google will bring up a list of hundreds of drone filming companies in the UK, and it can be confusing if you want to book one. Here are some tips for finding the best one for the work you need. Does the company [...]