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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. 
 

Posts tagged “drone aerial photography”

Since December 2016 we have been documenting the progress at a soil remediation site in Tipner, Portsmouth, Hampshire for national remediation experts SoilFix. 
 
During each visit we have been capturing plan-view progress photographs of the enormous 6-hectare site, which we have had to split up into 3 separate sections — even when using our widest-angle lens and flying at our maximum permissible altitude of 400ft the site doesn't fit in a single image! 
Drone aerial photo of a soil remediation site in Tipner, Portsmouth, Hampshire
The following blog post has been adapted from a new case study which can be found in the Case Studies section of our website. 
 
Planning your big day, or know someone who is? One of our favourite applications of our aerial photography services is providing professional, discreet, 'fly-on-the-wall' (or 'eye-in-the-sky' if you prefer!) aerial perspectives of wedding ceremonies and receptions. 
Drone aerial photo of a wedding ceremony at St Mary The Virgin Church in Send, Surrey
The following blog post has been adapted from a new case study which can be found in the Case Studies section of our website. 
 
One of the prime applications / benefits of aerial photography — be it from our drone or mast — is the ability to capture the size and setting of a site in a single image. 
Drone aerial photo of Claremont Fan Court School in Esher, Surrey
Just before Christmas we were contacted by luxury housing developer, Millwood Designer Homes, to photograph one of their developments in Cliffsend, Kent. 
 
Millwood were keen to start expanding their range of marketing imagery to include photographs of their entire developments – rather than just photographs of individual houses as they had been using previously. 
Our 100% electric Nissan Leaf tops up with renewably-produced electricity at an Ecotricity rapid charger
One of the few certainties about Brexit is that the UK is not going to stop building. In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, relaxed the fiscal belt a notch or two in order that the country could remain economically active throughout the process of leaving the European Union. The UK’s property development and construction companies have performed particularly well during the last quarter, reinforcing this point. 
Drone aerial photograph of Coworth Park Hotel near Ascot, Berkshire
Certainty. That’s the one thing above all else that people want when they book their holiday rental property. Aerial photographs help to market a property and show that what you see is what you will get! 
 
The market for holiday rentals is a competitive one, especially in popular areas around the UK, for example, the Cotswolds. Although May through to September are peak times for holiday rentals in this country, people start looking for ideas in those ‘down days’ often between Christmas and New Year, 
Last month we were commissioned to take an updated set of aerial photographs of the beautiful Aldro School for boys in Shackleford near Godalming, Surrey. 
 
Since we last visited the school back in October 2014 they have built a brand new sports hall on part of the site, and this was one of the changes they wanted to capture in the new imagery. 
Drone aerial photograph of Aldro School near Godalming, Surrey
In August we were commissioned by Two Hoots campsite in Alresford, Hampshire, to produce a promotional video that would not only show off their accommodation and facilities, but more importantly their stunning countryside location. 
 
As in previous video shoots, we were given completely free reign over how to shoot and produce the video, and one sunny August afternoon we spent several hours on site capturing short video clips from multiple angles - using both our drone and ground-based video cameras. 
Drone aerial photo of Two Hoots glamping site in Alresford, Hampshire
At the end of July we were commissioned to film another beautiful Surrey wedding from the air with our drone. This time the wedding ceremony was held at the idyllic St Mary The Virgin Church in Send, Surrey, and the reception at a large private estate in Chiddingfold, Surrey. 
 
Once again, the ability of our drone to fly discreetly above the event as it unfolded below has provided the couple with a unique and lasting perspective of their big day. 
Drone aerial photo of a wedding at St Mary the Virgin church in Send, Surrey
Earlier in August we were commissioned by Columbian-based 3D visualisation company MONOMO to take some drone aerial photographs of a business park in Hersham, Surrey which is due to be turned into a Lidl supermarket. Once the images were taken, MONOMO would then super-impose a computer-generated 3D model of the new supermarket onto the aerial photographs to give the public an idea of what the final site would look like. As Hersham is such a built-up area, the most difficult part of this shoot was finding suitable locations to fly the drone, as there are many regulations that govern the use of drones in built-up areas. 
Drone aerial photo combined with a computer-generated model of a supermarket development in Hersham, Surrey