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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. 
 
Climate change is happening, there is very little doubt about that these days. However, whilst governments and industry are trying to do their bit to reduce the effects, it is just as much the responsibility of small business owners – and the general public – to do their bit to reduce their impact on the environment in whatever ways they can. 
Horizon Imaging recently contacted the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) to see if they would be interested in featuring an article about the fascinating developments in aerial photography using unmanned aerial platforms over the last 10 years, and how David Hogg's early experiments back in 2006 eventually led to the creation of Horizon Imaging. 
As part of Horizon Imaging's commitment to only using the best technology for capturing our aerial photographs, we have recently invested in a brand new aerial photography platform, the 'Octocopter'. Compared to our current 'Hexacopter', this platform will: 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take some aerial photographs of a roof in Worthing, West Sussex to help settle an insurance claim for a water leak believed to have been caused by storm damage. The only problem was that the roof was hidden from view by a large Victorian facade which made it impossible for traditional vehicle-mounted telescopic masts to access the potential areas of damage – they can only go straight up and they can only operate from the roadside. 
Mast aerial inspection photo of the roof of a private home in Worthing, West Sussex
Horizon Imaging has worked on several projects over the years where our aerial photographs have been used as the backdrop to computer-generated models of buildings – something unheard of before the advent of powerful 3D modelling software. In every instance, these images have then been used to advertise properties that had not even been built. 
The art of taking photographs does not end after you have pressed the shutter button – it has only just begun! 
 
Just like in the film-developing darkroom where you could dodge and burn areas of photographs to preserve or enhance details – or even superimpose features that were never there – the digital darkroom is still where most of the magic of photography happens today. 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to capture a set of aerial photographs of the wedding marquees at Coverwood Lakes in Ewhurst, Surrey. These are set up once a month during the summer, and boast an idyllic lake-side location surrounded on all sides by tall trees and landscaped gardens. Set in rolling Surrey countryside far away from roads or buildings, all you can hear is bird song, the odd moo and the wind rustling through the trees. 
With the proliferation of ready-to-fly aerial photography platforms coming onto the market these days, it is easy to think that taking aerial photographs is just a question of buying an aerial photography platform and sending it up into the sky. Whilst owning an aerial photography platform is certainly a necessary step, it is merely a small part of a much larger process. 
David Hogg, the Managing Director of Horizon Imaging, has just released a new video giving you a sneak peek behind the scenes of how Horizon Imaging operates. 
John Durrant from Hello Photo and Doctor Photo, recently wrote an article for the Estate Agent Today blog entitled "Radio Controlled UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) – On the Up. But are they legal?". 
 
As part of the article, John refers to points raised in a set of guidelines I have written for hiring an Aerial Photographer in the UK – guidelines which will shortly be available for free from this website.