Small unmanned aircraft are now widely available for commercial and recreational use. More popularly known as drones, they can cause injury or damage if they are not used responsibly and so are subject to safety rules, which are underpinned by UK law. Rules have been established to provide a safe environment in which small drones can be flown without coming into conflict with manned aircraft and without risk to other people or properties. By law, any drone operator flying for commercial gain must have permission from the Civil Aviation Authority. All pilots must have CAA PFCO (Permission for commercial operation) status and hold valid commercial drone insurance. Hiring an illegal drone operator without insurance or CAA permission could result in prosecution and a hefty fine of £5000.
Award Winning Photography
Drones are quite often used only for industrial purposes or creating marketing material for businesses. My background in creating fine-art photography has naturally transitioned into creating unique award winning aerial images. I have had my work featured in Outdoor Photography Magazine, a magazine held with high regard amongst professional landscape photographers and I am also a content contributor for WEX Photographic, Nature TTL and RC Flight Camera Action magazine. I have also had 3 images commended in Landscape Photographer of the Year and an image commended Outdoor Photographer of the Year. All imagery shown on this website is available for purchase, alternatively if you would like a unique piece of photography to hang on your wall please contact me to discuss your vision.
High Resolution Mapping
GS Pro (also known as Ground Station Pro) is an iPad app designed to control or plan automatic flights for DJI aircraft. Through its interface, complex flight missions can be planned with a few taps. GS Pro will then automatically take pictures at pre-set waypoints, providing the accuracy required for precision mapping and creating extremely high resolution images. A Virtual Fence feature increases safety and ease of use by locking the aircraft’s height and speed within a designated area. With these features, GS Pro dramatically increases the efficiency of various industrial applications, including aerial imaging, architecture, precision agriculture, electrical inspections and much more.
Buildings and Dangerous Structures
Ultra High Definition Video
Designed specifically for the Inspire the DJI Zenmuse X5, is the world’s first mirrorless, compact Micro Four Thirds camera made specifically for aerial photography and cinematography.
The Zenmuse X5 is a powerful video camera that’s capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30 fps, 2.7K (2704x1520) at up to 30 fps, and Full HD (1920 x 1080) at up to 60 fps in MP4/MOV format. The Zenmuse X5 enables the recording of professional-level footage with stunning clarity and detail.
Thanks to the stabilization system, the Zenmuse X5 is equipped with a 3-axis gimbal that automatically stabilizes the camera in flight. The gimbal constantly communicates with the aircraft, and quickly compensates for every minor movement. With precision accuracy the Zenmuse X5 produces silky smooth footage even in winds of up to 23mph.