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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. 
 
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. 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to produce a short 2-3 minute commercial showreel for Blue Bear Systems Research. 
 
Producing the video involved visiting the customer's site to shoot some specific new footage, as well as sifting through Gigabytes of existing footage to accumulate enough material to produce the showreel. 
David Hogg from Horizon Imaging recently gave a presentation to the Guildford Photographic Society on Drone Aerial Photography. 
 
As a previous member and speaker at the Guildford Photographic Society, it was a pleasure to return to the club and update the members on the developments in Drone Aerial Photography since my last talk back in 2008 – a great deal has changed in the industry in those 6 years! 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to photograph a beautiful converted 13th Century barn in the village of Ickleton, near Cambridge. The barn, together with one of the neighbouring 'modern barns', is now being used by medical technology company Team Consulting. As part of their brand identity, Team Consulting were looking for ways to show off their beautiful building and its proximity to the surrounding countryside – something which could not be achieved using traditional ground-level photographs. 
As the number of people looking to offer commercial aerial photography services using drones (or "small unmanned surveillance aircraft" to give them their official CAA title) continues to rise, I often get asked what regulations operators have to follow. 
 
All the regulations governing commercial "aerial work" (any work involving unmanned aerial platforms for commercial gain) are contained within the CAA document 'CAP 393 – Air Navigation: The Order and the Regulations'. 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to produce an introductory video for the commercial troubleshooting company, Executive Commercial. 
 
Just like the introductory video on our homepage, the video had to be short, concise, and professionally filmed and edited. 
 
Screenshot from promotional video for The Commercial Troubleshooter
Aerial Photography using unmanned model helicopters or 'drones' is becoming the next big differentiator in marketing campaigns, and with a growing number of companies offering these low-altitude Aerial Photography services, how do you know who to choose?