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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, the image or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. 
 
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. 
Horizon Imaging was recently contacted by a researcher at the University of Sussex who is involved in a project looking at the feasibility of using UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to automatically detect the presence of intruders on long-distance buried oil and gas pipelines. 
In order to show off their latest investment, Astro Soccer 4 U, based at the Whyteleafe Community Sports Centre in Surrey recently commissioned Horizon Imaging to take some plan-view aerial photographs of their new all-weather "3G" football pitch. 3G or Third Generation pitches use green plastic fibres and a granular rubber infill designed to mimic the feel and responsiveness of a grass pitch whilst allowing games to be played in all weathers without wearing out. 
Drone aerial photograph of the new 3G pitch at Astro Soccer 4 U Football Grounds in Whyteleafe, Surrey
Horizon Imaging was recently asked to shoot a set of aerial photographs 50 feet above the top of an old building in Marylebone in London which is due to be converted into a high-class hotel. 
 
Most aerial photography companies use vehicle-mounted telescopic masts which are very convenient if you are operating from a flat road. However, getting a car onto the roof of a building in central London is no easy task! 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take a set of aerial photographs using our drone at the Cowdray Park Polo Club in Midhurst, West Sussex.