How Much Does Drone Photography Cost?
The cost of drone photography & video depends on a number of factors
Every client and every project is unique, and we treat each as such. Before providing a quote, we will ask a series of questions so that we fully understand what you are seeking in the end product, your key requirements and your goals.
Some of the factors affecting pricing include:
In keeping with our aim of providing a smooth, hassle-free experience for our clients. We always seek to quote flat rates for jobs whenever possible - no hidden travel fees, tacked on visual observer fees, footage licensing fees, or racking up by-the-hour charges because a job took longer than we anticipated in the original bid. What we quote up front is what you pay for the delivered work.
What if the weather is unsuitable?
CAA licensing means that we cannot fly in high winds and rain. We can fly in winds gusting up to 22mph. Our advanced camera gimbal system gives very smooth shots in winds of up to about 15 mph.
We fully understand that planning for good weather is always a challenge in the UK, even in the summer, so we are as flexible as possible to ensure that bookings can be rearranged if needed.
We have access to leading aerial weather forecasting and monitor the weather forecast from 7 days in advance of any shoot. If there are any concerns that there may be an issue with the weather will make you aware of this and make a final assessment 48 hours prior to the shoot.
If it is agreed to stay with the original date but the weather is unsuitable, our pilot will wait on site as long as possible in the hope of a break in the weather. We ill have to charge for the pilots time even if there is no flight, but this will be explained when making the decision about flights.
If we have to re-schedule a date because of weather the booking deposit is transferred to the new date.
If the booking was for a fixed date and a client is unable to change there will be no refund of the deposit.
This is fully explained in Terms and Conditions
Are you insured?
Compass Aerial Photography Limited has full Public Liability Insurance for both aerial photography and ground based photography / videography services.
Our standard cover is £1,000,000 but can be increased if requested by the client.
Can you fly drones at night?
Compass Aerial Photography Limited has a night authorisations from the CAA and all our pilots are trained to fly at night.
A site survey will need to be conducted during the day to ensure that any risks or obstructions have been identified and they may be an n additional charge for this. We will cover this as part of our flight planning assessment with you.
Where can you fly?
Our CAA authorisation clearly defines where and how we can fly.
The main operational conditions for a small unmanned aircraft (SUA) which weighs more than 250g are:
• Maintaining a distance of 50m from people and property not in control of the pilot.
• During take off and landing maintain a distance of 30m from people and property not in control of the pilot.
• Permission of the landowner to take off and land.
• Directly overhead or within a minimum distance of 150m from an open air assembly of over 1000 people.
• Maximum height of 400ft above ground level.
• Maintain visual line of sight of the SUA to a maximum distance of 500m.
• Restrictions and rules apply to flying near an aerodrome that may mean that we will have to seek additional permissions to fly in these areas from the aerodrome operator.
We can fly closer to buildings and people when we have consent of the owner and the people in close proximity have been briefed and are under the control of the pilot.
Our standard planning process normally means that we will not have any problems conducting survey work of buildings, roofs, construction sites, hotels and golf courses etc.
How do we pay?