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11 Years Since New Beginnings

by Admin on 12th September 2018 in Aerial Photography

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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Only use approved commercial drone operators or you could be out of pocket – warns CAA

by David Reeves on 25th May 2018 in Drone

If you are paying someone to fly a drone you must check that they have the necessary safety approval, or you could be paying for an illegal operator that won’t be insured if things go wrong, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) warned today. Anyone being paid to fly a drone needs to be an […]

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A Day in the Life – On assignment with a High Level Photographer (Part 2)
Ground External Image of the new Next store in Greenwich

by Bryony Bishop on 5th February 2018 in Behind the Scenes

Time to venture inside. From our experience we find that apart from the ever unpredictable UK weather, internals can be the most problematic and time consuming element of our job. Often the photographer reports on site as pre-arranged by our client only to find the relevant contact is not available or doesn’t know anything about […]

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A Day in the Life – On assignment with a High Level Photographer (Part 1)
Sunset Rooftop Photography

by David Reeves on 24th January 2018 in Behind the Scenes

Camera bag checked, cards formatted, van packed, weather checked – ready to go. Another day in the life of a High Level photographer setting off from the office near Woking, Surrey, heading out on the road to nowhere – or on this occasion, Greenwich in East London! Having been thoroughly briefed by the Ops Manager […]

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Not so Winter Blues!

by David Reeves on 11th January 2018 in Aerial Photography

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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Why use a professional photographer?

by admin on 24th August 2017 in News

We’ve all heard that saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know” and although that may apply to certain scenarios it is not something you should consider when searching for a commercial photographer. Enlisting a family member or a friend who is really interested in photography, but has no professional experience at a […]

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Diary of a Long Distance Aerial Photographer – Part Two
A beautiful towering manor house surrounded by forest

by David Reeves on 15th May 2017 in Aerial Photography

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
A blue an yellow Cessna 172 light aircraft flying in front of woodland

by David Reeves on 9th May 2017 in Aerial Photography

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!

by Bryony Bishop on 26th April 2017 in Aerial Photography

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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So You Want To Use A Drone?

by Bryony Bishop on 20th April 2017 in Behind the Scenes

In recent times, drone requests have become “de rigueur” for many clients and this is something High Level can help with. The High Level drones are sent into the air on a regular basis for both stills and video work under the control of our trained and qualified operators, but it’s not always as simple as […]

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