Aerial Photography at Heliview

Heliview create compelling aerial images that stir the imagination, are informative and contribute to effective communication about our world. Our client list is varied and includes multi-national companies, corporate organisations, developers and property agents, local authorities, government agencies, media and TV companies. Our dynamic imagery is used for corporate communications, media reportage, social photojournalism and advertising campaigns.

Aircrafts modified for aerial photography

We have our own fleet of Cessna 172 and Cessna 177 aircraft that are based at Popham airfield on the Surrey/Hampshire border. These have been modified and adapted to accommodate a variety of state of the art equipment specifically for aerial photography/ video. We have a range of gyro stabilised mounts for our aircraft that provide perfectly steady platforms that are essential for high quality video production/ photography and enable us to achieve shots that would otherwise not be possible. For example; night scenes, or shots in adverse weather conditions.

Professional photographers flying with commercially trained pilots

All our pilots are commercially trained, have many years experience, and specialize in aerobatics and aerial photography. Since they regularly fly all over the country they are familiar with all the best locations. Our aerial photographers and cameramen are some of the most experienced in the country and are highly respected in the industry for their skill in consistently producing the best possible results in any situation. They are members of the Professional Aerial Photographers Association and/or the Guild of Television Cameramen. If however your particular assignment cannot be completed by one of our aircraft (for example; due to flying restrictions) our stabilised mounts are compatible with the range of helicopters we use: the Robinson R44, Eurocopter EC120, or AS355 twin engine Squirrel, one of which will be ideal for your task.

Synergy between pilot and aerial photographer

The most important factors in the success of any aerial assignment, especially air to air work, are the experience of the pilot and photographer/ cameraman and the synergy of their collaboration. Heliview provides this combined with the most suitable aircraft for your requirements, available where and when needed, to ensure the best possible results are achieved.

UAV/Drone aerial photography

If your assignment would benefit from using a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) we have qualified BNUC registered pilots who are certified by the Civil Aviation Authority to conduct professional aerial video and photography, safely operating within UK approved guidelines, who are fully insured.

Photographic Equipment Heliview use

On the photographic side we capture your images using the latest Canon digital cameras and lenses before processing them in our state of the art editing suites, where the latest scanners and printers ensure our final aerial pictures are perfect. Alternatively, we can shoot your commission traditionally in medium format (transparencies or negatives), or any format up to 10" x 8". Our in-house dark room/printers and Noritsu cropping/enlarging machine printer will again provide excellent results. Our video footage is normally shot in gyro stabilised full HD, which can be supplied as "raw footage" or alternatively we can supply whatever post production is needed for your desired final output.

Stock aerial image library

Over the years we have continued to expand our Stock Image Library, which now has in excess of 2 million images of the British Isles. We are now in the process of putting images online, we have taken aerial photographs all over the UK for the last 20 years. If you have any stock aerial photography requirements please use the search function, if you can't find an aerial photograph please contact us so we can search our database to locate any suitable images.