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Welcome to the Horizon Imaging blog. This page will be updated regularly with news, current projects, details of new services and with the odd nuggets of advice thrown in here and there for good measure. Newest posts appear at the top of this page. Whilst this website has been online since 2007, this blog was only added in July 2014. Click on a blog post heading or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. 
 
By far the most popular application for drones is taking aerial photographs for the marketing industry. Whether you are trying to sell a new property, advertise a hotel that enjoys a particularly spectacular location, or a school which has expansive grounds that cannot be fully appreciated from ground level – drone aerial photography is the way forward. 
The auditorium at the Christian Science Church in Godalming, Surrey
Horizon Imaging has been involved in a wide range of fascinating projects since we started operating in 2007. Two of these projects are now featured in their own case studies which are accessible using the links below. These are sneak peaks of further content which will be coming to the Horizon Imaging website in the coming weeks – links to these case studies are currently nowhere else on this site, so you saw them here first! 
This is just a brief note to wish all of our website visitors a wonderful Christmas break! The cartoon on the right is by the terrific cartoonist Joe Heller and pretty much sums up the popularity of drones at the tail end of 2014 – you can't go anywhere without seeing 
reference to them now! Who knows what will be flying around this time next year ... 
 
All the best for now and see you in 2015! 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take a set of panoramic aerial photographs to simulate the views from a proposed new house in St George's Hill in Weybridge, Surrey. 
 
As the required photographs had to be taken from an exact height (as calculated by the architect of the new property), our telescopic mast was used instead of the drone. The mast is able to support the camera at a perfectly fixed point in space, allowing panoramic photographs to be captured with no changes in perspective between the photographs. 
Horizon Imaging was recently interviewed as an industry expert by Sky News following the release of a report by the UK Civil Aviation Authority detailing a near-miss between a drone and a passenger airliner in July 2014. The report is particularly concerning in the run up to Christmas where drones are tipped to be one of the most popular presents. 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take a set of aerial photographs to support a planning application covering the refurbishment of a charming set of farm buildings near the beautiful town of Petworth in West Sussex. 
 
Due to the size and nature of the site, our aerial photography drone was used to capture a range of different photographs of the collection of buildings, from a wide variety of heights and positions. 
Whilst on holiday in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park a few weeks ago, I sneakily took my aerial photography platform and Virtual Tour equipment with me so I could capture some photographs of the wonderful cottage where we were staying. You can see one of the resulting aerial photographs and a Virtual Tour I created. 
I think it's fair to say that almost everyone has heard of "drones" these days. Whether people think of the military versions used for dropping ordnance on enemy positions, or the seemingly harmless quadcopters that are becoming more and more affordable and can be flown by anyone without any prior training – drones are here to stay. 
David Hogg from Horizon Imaging recently provided support for fellow photographer John-Paul Bland at a fund-raising event for the charity Giving Africa at St George's Hill Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge, Surrey. Giving Africa is dedicated to empowering children through education in Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world. 
Horizon Imaging is excited to announce the launch of a completely new service alongside our Architectural, Mast and Drone Aerial Photography services – Interactive Virtual Tours. 
 
Built on David's experience in producing High Dynamic Range images for his Architectural Photography clients and capturing panoramic images using specialised panorama equipment in his spare time, Horizon Imaging's interactive Virtual Tours allow the user to immerse themselves in a beautifully realistic virtual world. You can jump between different locations using 'hotspots' and engage with fully-interactive virtual content such as localised sound effects, audio narration, embedded images, videos and overview maps.