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11 Years Since New Beginnings

Celebrating 11 years of being under the ownership of Ian Leslie, we look back at our humble beginnings and see how we’ve evolved with an ever-competitive industry.   When High Level Photography was established in 1985 by founder Keith Hallam, it ran successfully specialising in Highway CCTV surveys and commercial property photography. When Keith decided […]

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Not so Winter Blues!

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Despite a forecast of rolling fog blanketing most of the UK, Paul Wells the High Level pilot had planned this aerial assignment with perfect precision and was under no illusion that it would be anything other than perfect at each of our destinations. With photographer Bryony Bishop alongside, ‘Oscar Bravo’, the High Level plane confidently took […]

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Diary of a Long Distance Aerial Photographer – Part Two

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Finally we head inland to our next site which is an industrial estate in Gateshead where a cloud shadow over our target checked our progress as we waited for it to clear. Once complete we pinned our ears back for another long leg, this time heading west to Preston, Lancashire. Our track took us over […]

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Diary of a Long Distance Aerial Photographer – Part One

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Tyres kicked, pre-flight checks complete, fuel tanks full, bladders empty, tower clearance received and away we go… Climbing into the Surrey skies for an aerial photography mission that will take us in a big circuit around much of England. It is one of those rare weather days in the UK where the forecasts are pretty […]

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We Have Reached 5 Million Aerial Library Images!

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The History of the Library Since the launch of our aerial photography service in 2012, we realised the need for creating a searchable database of aerial imagery. As our Director has a keen interest in both photography and aviation, High Level made the move to Fairoaks Airport in 2008. After operating in a rented Cessna […]

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A Birds eye view of the M25

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Consultation Atkins, one of the world’s most respected Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancies, recently commissioned High Level Photography to come up with a photographic solution for elevated views of several M25 motorway intersections. The purpose was to illustrate them within the context of their surroundings, show the existing road layout and the surrounding lands […]

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Summer Of ’13 Captured in Full Bloom

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Hot take-off As the mercury in our thermometers records temperatures soaring over 30 degrees, the multi-skilled photographers at High Level are working hard to ensure the events of this summer are captured and shared.   Earlier this week, the aerial photography team took a helicopter flight over Hampton Court Palace – where they witnessed the […]

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High Level’s Aerial Photography Photos Make Front Page News

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It was not by chance that the High Level Photography team was flying above Heathrow this morning.  We were there to witness and photograph the delivery of British Airways’ new super-jet, the Airbus A380.   Save for a another helicopter in the distance, we were the only chopper with authority to be in this highly […]

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Red Sky at Night… Aerial Photographer’s Delight!

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The Joy of a red streaked summer evening sky gives no greater encouragement to our aerial photographers’ with an extensive list of “summer sunshine” briefs in their diary!  Putting our faith in the great British summer (and weather forecast), one evening last week we called air traffic control and scheduled a take-off slot for early […]

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Evening aerial photography flight over the River Thames

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Recently, two of the High Level Photographers’ flew a helicopter down the river Thames in London to capture some sunset shots over London – a contrast to our early birds eye view aerial photography of London in dawn sunshine, which you can view here.   In our short timeframe we got some stunning crisp photographs of the […]

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