Aerial view of The Tryst after light snowfall, with the Pentland Hills in the background
Aerial view of The Tryst after light snowfall, with the Pentland Hills in the background
The towers and piers of the Queensferry Crossing
The towers and piers of the Queensferry Crossing
The Forth Road Bridge
The Forth Road Bridge
Aerial shots of the north viaduct
Aerial shots of the north viaduct
Aerial shot of the Forth Rail Bridge
Aerial shot of the Forth Rail Bridge
Drone image of the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh (c) Transport Scotland
Drone image of the North Tower of the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh (c) Transport Scotland
The new road infrastructure for the Queensferry Crossing (c) Transport Scotland
Drone image of the North Tower of the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh (c) Transport Scotland
The south approach to the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh (c) Transport Scotland
Wolverhampton Girls’ High School
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
Ballachulish Bridge
Green Lochan, Glenmore, Scotland
Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore
Taking to the sky reveals that the land is actually an island
Drone image of the Forth rail and road bridges near Edinburgh
Rannoch Moor
Riverside House, Peebles
The new road infrastructure for the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh, and the A90 (c) Transport Scotland
Drone image of the South Tower of the Queensferry Crossing (c) Transport Scotland
Aerial view of the same house in Scotland
Aerial view of a house in Scotland
A bird’s eye view of a marina

Aerial Drone Photography & Video

I am a fully qualified drone pilot with the necessary PFAW (Permission for Aerial Work), a legal requirement from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to be able to carry out professional drone photography.

I use a Phantom 3 Professional drone which produces ultra-sharp drone aerial photographs and 4K resolution video from its gyro-stabilised camera. The images and video can be shot from a maximum height of 400ft (120m), although special permission can be sought from the CAA to operate from dizzier heights.

An aerial drone can provide stunning images and dramatic video, unimaginable from ground level. The drone is an indispensable camera for my work at the £1.5 billion Queensferry Crossing across the Forth in Scotland and for aerial views of properties for private homes and estate agents.

Drone operations can also provide the routine images for aerial surveys which have required operators to work at height in the past. Drones can save time and money, and reduce health and safety risk to personnel.

The images from the air can be viewed on the ground real-time via a video downlink to the remote controller. Thus the pilot and client have full control of the footage obtained.

Following an enquiry for a project, I carry out a desk-based risk assessment, plan the flight, and consider the best time of day to carry out the filming. On location, I complete the assessment to ensure the flight can be carried out safely. All images are post-processed to give optimal results.
As a CAA licensed operator I carry out aerial work with £5 million public liability insurance .

I teach drone flying and photography for Phantom Flight School in Edinburgh. Prices start from £120 for one hour.