About our drone services
We undertake all kinds of work
Drone Aerial Photography
Drone Aerial Videography
Drone Aerial Surveys
Drone Aerial Photogrammetry - Pix4d, Agisoft, Bentley
All our pilots -
Have Permission to fly Commercial Operations (PfCO’s) from the CAA
£5 Million Public liability insurance
Minimum of 2 years fly experience
We are based in St Albans , Hertforshire also registered with Drone Safe Register.
Selling your house, tracking changes in wildlife or even VFX for a film photogrammetry is an amazing tool.
The Latest Technology
We will help you get that perfect shot or video with our state of the art drone technology
See every detail
We have licenses to shoot upto 5K video and stills
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With “Thor” our DJI Inspire 2 we can get closer to the wild life without getting too close, Thanks to the magic of inter changeable lenses!
Put those ladders back
We can get HD images and video for insurance reasons or to find that leak
Our Aerial Photography Prices
Here is a quick guide to our UK aerial photography prices.
Prices are based on single operator with each drone
(All drones are supplied with a pilot and playback devices)
THOR - DJI Inspire 2 with X5s Payload - Starting from Half Day £495 / Full Day £ 795
THOR - DJI Inspire 2 with X4s Payload - Starting from Half Day £455 / Full Day £ 755
Loki - DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Starting from Half Day £395 / Full Day £ 695
Our drone aerial photography pricing will vary depending on the complexity, associated risks and location of the drone aerial photography. All aerial photography drone flights are covered by CAA regulations so we always carry out a detailed online Pre-flight survey before sending you a final quote. All quotations and instructions are subject to Brooks Smith Media’s Terms and Conditions that are included with all quotations.
We do not do drone camera hire or drone rental without one of our pilots!
Site Survey, Booking, Deposit and Timing
Aerial drone photography and video is affected by the weather especially in the U.K. Therefore we have a flexible and pragmatic approach to scheduling client work.
We cannot operate our drones in rain or high winds. Also clients may have specific requirements that restrict us to flying at specific times but we do have permission to fly at night with the correct pre checks.
What We Need From You
The location of the shoot (with an exact postcode), proposed date and a brief containing as much background information as possible on what you want us to photograph and film.
We can then do an initial office based online site survey to see if the shoot is possible and if there are any other factors, flight restrictions or permissions that need to be considered.
In larger filming shoots the drone aerial photography may be a small part of an overall production. However in order to comply with the terms of our CAA license we still need to complete our pre-flight survey. This could involve a physical site visit.
Booking & Deposit
If the result of our site survey is positive Brooks Smith Media will send you a quote with a detailed brief of the shoot, provisional date and costs.
We operate a provisional booking system with a firm shoot date been agreed when we have received a 25% deposit.
We monitor the weather forecast 5 days in advance of any shoot. If the signs are not good we talk to the client 48 hours prior to the shoot.
At this point we will reschedule the shoot to the next suitable date at no additional cost and the booking deposit is transferred to the new date. Weather is a known business risk in the UK, so we have to be as flexible as possible to ensure that bookings can be rearranged.
If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled due to factors out of our control (live events, client availability) Drone Photography Services do not offer a refund of the initial deposit.
If we both decide to stay with the original date and we have bad weather, our pilots will wait on site as long as possible in the hope of a break in the weather.
If we arrive on site and are unable to shoot on the day we will charge in full, but offer clients a 25% discount off the price of the second shoot on the follow up date.
If the client cancels the shoot within 7 days of the scheduled date the 25% deposit will not be refunded.
Copyright and Use of Material
Brooks Smith Media retains the copyright of all aerial photography and filmed content.
We can negotiate and agree a buyout of footage for specific filming contracts.
Our clients have full use of all photography and filmed material for their own business promotion, media, print, marketing, advertising and website use. In our terms of service clients are permitted to use all material in conjunction with their media, print and advertising suppliers. Clients are not permitted to sell the material or allow general 3rd parties to use it with prior written agreement with us.
Brooks Smith Media promotes our business and services via a diverse combination of media channels. We reserve the right to use any video footage or photograph still images for our own PR purposes, on our website, in a showreel, in printed material and on social media.
With regard to client confidentiality and any embargo provisions, Brooks Smith Media agrees not use any video footage or photographs until our client has published the material.
We also reserve the right to supply video footage and photographs to stock libraries at a later date.