Aerial photography prices

Here is a quick guide to our UK aerial photography prices.

Our drone aerial photography pricing may vary depending on the complexity, associated risks and location of the drone aerial photography. Please call or email us to discuss your plans and requirements.

Each job is unique and because all aerial photography drone flights are covered by CAA regulations, we always carry out a detailed online Pre-flight survey before sending you a final quote.

Out of the 'can'

Ideal for those who want basic image and film unedited

  • Up to One hour on site £99
  • DJI Drone Hire with ultra-HD 4k video camera with one pilot
  • Photographs unedited
  • 5 high resolution images .jpg
  • Video unedited
  • 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K: 2688x1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

Director

For those who want the files to edit, colour correct (LUT's) themselves

  • Half day £320 - Full day £525
  • DJI Drone Hire with ultra-HD 4k video camera with one pilot
  • Photographs unedited
  • 10 high resolution images .jpg / .dng
  • Video unedited
  • 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p 2.7K: 2688x1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • Dlog-M (10bit) (HLG 10bit) No LUT's applied
  • MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 HEVC/H.265)

Directors cut

For those that want a finished product ready to go

  • Full day - From £995
  • DJI Drone Hire with ultra-HD 4k video camera with one pilot
  • Photographs
  • 20 high resolution images .dng
  • Video
  • 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p 2.7K: 2688x1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • Dlog-M (10bit) (HLG 10bit)
  • MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 HEVC/H.265)
  • Edited and LUT's applied and edited per customers requirements

Travelling expenses in the UK are billed on a mileage basis and are agreed with the client in writing, prior to the start of the job.

We are happy to provide fixed price tenders and quotations to councils and other public sector organisations.

All quotations and instructions are subject to our Terms and Conditions that are included with all quotations.

Our base Public Liability insurance is £1 million, scalable up to £10 million.

Site Survey, Booking, Deposit and Timing 

Remote pilot aerial drone photography and video is affected by the weather especially in the U.K. Therefore we have a flexible and pragmatic approach to scheduling client work.

We cannot operate our drones in rain or high winds. Also clients may have specific requirements that restrict us to flying at specific times.

What We Need From You

The location of the shoot (with an exact postcode), proposed date and a brief containing as much background information as possible on what you want us to photograph and film.

Site Survey

We can then do an initial office based online site survey to see if the shoot is possible and if there are any other factors, flight restrictions or permissions that need to be considered.

In larger filming shoots the drone aerial photography may be a small part of an overall production.  However in order to comply with the terms of our CAA license we still need to complete our pre-flight survey. This could involve a physical site visit.

Each job is unique with a mixture of external influences that can affect when and where we can film, but we plan ahead to decrease possible disruptions.

Booking & Deposit

If the result of our site survey is positive we will send you a quote with a detailed brief of the shoot, provisional date and costs.

If you are happy with our quotation, we may arrange a physical site visit to discuss any final arrangements.

We operate a provisional booking system with a firm shoot date been agreed when we have received a 25% deposit.

Weather

We monitor the weather forecast 5 days in advance of any shoot, If the signs are not good we talk to the client 48 hours prior to the shoot.

At this point we will reschedule the shoot to the next suitable date at no additional cost and the booking deposit is transferred to the new date. Weather is a know business risk in the UK, so we have to be as flexible as possible to ensure that bookings can be rearranged.

If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled due to factors out of our control (live events, client availability) we do not offer a refund of the initial deposit.

If we both decide to stay with the original date and we have bad weather, our pilots will wait on site as long as possible in the hope of a break in the weather.

If we arrive on site and are unable to shoot on the day we will charge in full, but offer clients a 25% discount off the price of the second shoot on the follow up date.

Cancellation

If the client cancels the shoot within 7 days of the scheduled date the 25% deposit will not be refunded.

Copyright and Use of Material 

We retains the copyright of all aerial photography and filmed content.

We can negotiate and agree a buyout of footage for specific filming contracts.

Our clients have full use of all photography and filmed material for their own business promotion, media, print, marketing, advertising and website use. In our terms of service clients are permitted to use all material in conjunction with their media, print and advertising suppliers. Clients are not permitted to sell the material or allow general 3rd parties to use it with prior written agreement with us.

We promote our business and services via a diverse combination of media channels. We reserve the right to use any video footage or photograph still images for our own PR purposes, on our website, in a showreel, in printed material and on social media.

With regard to client confidentiality and any embargo provisions, We agree not use any video footage or photographs until our client has published the material.

We also reserve the right to supply video footage and photographs to stock libraries at a later date.