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Imagine being able to have an aerial view of your subject photographed from up to 400ft in the air.

Photo Elevate have the equipment and expertise to make this happen..

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Established in 2005

Photo Elevate is one of the major companies in the UK's field of mast and drone aerial photography

We capture stunning aerial imagery, of properties, landscapes, surveys, and events, not normally seen from the ground.

From our large range of platforms and cameras to choose from, we can acquire all the data needed for your requirements.

Photo Elevate Mast Drone Aerial Photography Essex
Gate House, Ambridge

 Often referred to as low-altitude aerial photography, telescopic mast photography, or elevated pole photography.

We also use the best professional UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) known as multirotors or drones.


See your subject from a fantastic aerial perspective

Hire our telescopic camera mast or drone photography service today

Evolution of aerial photography

We’re very good at what we do. 

Our team of trained photographers will work with you to complete your project in a quick and efficient manner. 

For the best quality results, the crew usually consists of a drone pilot, aerial cameraman operator and spotter.

This is far safer than working as a lone operator. 

Prices quoted are not affected by the number of crew involved in the shoot. 

So you can focus on what matters most – growing your business by using our expertise. 

You won’t find another company like ours that offers such competitive rates and high-quality service.

Who uses our drone hire services in Essex and Suffolk

* Production and media companies
* Advertising and news agencies
* Residential and commercial estate agents
* Local authorities
* Professional property photographers
* Building and archaeological surveyors
* Architects
* Land developers
* Boundary disputes help/evidence  
* Agriculture NDVI Vegetation monitoring
* Drone thermal imaging
* Crowd monitoring surveillance
* Aerial photography of my house 

* Construction site progress photography

* ​Insurance claims evidence

* Property loss adjusters

* Drone event filming services

* Drone wedding photography

* Landscape garden designers

* Hotel asset management

* Golf club promotions

* Businesses park assets

* ​Drone mapping services and CGI

* 360 Virtual tours

* Photo enhancement and restoration

* Drone video and filming service

* Time-lapse video/photography

* Aerial school and college photography

* Traffic and road surveys

* Geologists

* Historic buildings and stately homes

* Drone roof/chimney inspection surveys

* House and Commercial builders

* Telecom, line of sight surveys

* Police authorities

* Solar panel and wind farm inspection

* Churches roof/spire inspection

* Aerial masts and videography equipment

* Search and rescue

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Photo Elevate is qualified and insured to use these aerial photography platforms. 

Holders of a valid Operational Authorisation issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.Known before as a PfCO, together with an  A2 Certificate of Competence, GVC Certificate of Competence, and BMFA achievements.

This allows us to operate in locations where other non-qualified pilots cannot.

We also have permission for night operations under UK Aviation Law.

Together with CSCS certification for site working within the UK construction industry.

We have bespoke Public Liability Insurance for up to £10 million (Project dependent)

Take a look at what we have to offer

Wedding, sports, events drone photography
Film TV media productins using drones or telescopic mast
Construction site progress photography
Phot enhancement and restoration
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A small selection of the many clients that have used our photography services

Clients Mast and drone aerial photography Essex Suffolk Kent

We pride ourselves on our customer service and customer relationships.
We have spent many years building this honest service which is well respected by our clients both past and present.
Located in Tiptree near Colchester in Essex.
We can provide mast and drone aerial photography to all surrounding counties and towns.
  Kent * Suffolk * Norfolk * Aveley * Abberton * Alresford * Althorne * Ardleigh * Basildon * Bicknacre * Billericay * Braintree *  Brentwood * Canvey Island * Chadwell Heath * Coggeshall * Chelmsford * Clacton * Colchester * Corringham * Dagenham * Danbury * Dedham * Dovercourt *  Earls Colne * Epping * Finchingfield * Fordham * Frinton * Galleywood * Grays  * Great Baddow  * Great Dunmow * Great Leighs * Great Totham * Hadleigh * Halstead * Harlow * Harwich * Heybridge * Ilford *  Ingatestone  * Kelvedon * Latchingdon * Lexden  * Leigh on Sea * Maldon * Marks Tey * Maylandsea * North Fambridge * Orsett * Pitsea * Purfleet * Rainham * Rayleigh * Rochford * Saffron Walden * Southend * Springfield * Stansted * Stanway * Stock * Thorpe-le-Soken  * Thaxted * Tollesbury * Upminster  *  Vange * Waltham Abbey *      Walton-on-the-Naze * Warley * West Bergholt * Westcliff on Sea * Wickford * Witham * Wivenhoe
So you can be assured that your project will receive quality attention from beginning to end. 

Customer Reviews 

Jane P

"An amazing team of photographers. We've collaborated with them on several projects over the years, and they've always delivered quality results."

Vicki B

"Providing regular photos of our new house as it’s built

Professional, courteous and very good at what they do"

Tim F

"Photo Elevate provided a great service. They were punctual, detailed in their approach and provided first class photographs"

Robert W

"Fabulous service, quick, understanding and superb quality results. Will use again and recommend."

Michael A

"Photo Elevate provided an excellent service."

Paddy R

"Great Imagery and prices. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend"

Matt Y

"Professional service, great photos, and good prices. Much appreciated. Thanks"

Serge E

"Great service and nice prices. Highly recommended"

Paul B

"Forgot to review a recent job by Photo Elevate, the service was second to none, thank you."

Jeremy C

"Solved a problem we had. By using their 100ft telescopic mast, excellent service and very professional."

John H

"Great images and friendly service, highly recommended"

Lesley B

"They are equipped with the latest and advanced aerial gear. Their team of professionals is very reliable."

Photo Elevate Mast and Drone Equipment

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Our flagship is built around a Mitsubishi Delica which is best described as a 4x4 all-terrain multi-purpose vehicle.

Our Delica is modified from standard with additional underbody protection, additional lighting, wide all-terrain pattern tyres, and multiple tow hitches. We can deliver our 100ft trailer mounted mast, and demountable 50ft mast and drone systems to almost any location.

The interior of the vehicle has been customized to provide a mobile studio and control centre. It is fitted with a split charge battery system and 220v inverter to power onboard equipment. Our state of the art computer system controls all mast and camera functions remotely. We also incorporate Photoshop editing facilities and we can print images on-site if required.

Clients are welcome on board to view live images and provide input or direction for their desired shots.


We use pneumatic-operated telescopic mast systems ranging in height from 25ft, 50ft, and 100ft depending on the application needed. These have fewer restrictions and limitations than drones and are ideal in areas where it is not safe or legal to fly. Such as congested or sensitive locations.

We have complete ground control of cameras including pan, tilt, zoom, shutter, and live view. 

Our 100ft pneumatic trailer mounted mast which is one of the tallest in the country. 

It is used when photographing large sites, line of sight surveys, and tall structures.

We have two 50ft pneumatic masts, one that fits onto the vehicle or a tripod for general use where extreme heights are not required.

Our second 50ft pneumatic mast attaches to a customised electric buggy. This provides rapid deployment of equipment in locations where vehicle access is impossible. Making it ideal for golf courses, leisure parks, and inside large buildings.

We also have a 25ft push up tripod mounted pole, ideal for quick response and low level roof inspections.

Our camera of choice for mast work is Canon with a selection of Canon and Sigma wide-angle / telephoto lenses for all occasions.

Unlike many other companies, our photographers can use DSLR cameras at heights up to 100ft. Our preferred choice is DSLR cameras these offer a far higher image quality than any hybrid or compact camera. They also provide the option to shoot in RAW format with over a billion more colours. We also use when necessary Canon PowerShot cameras.


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Falcon 8 drone
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Falcon 8 with Sony Alpha 7R full-frame 36MP camera.

Falcon 8 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 12.1MP + FLIR Tau 2 640 thermal camera.

Tarot 960 Hexcopter with Sony - CX730E camera HDR video, 24.1 MP stills

Inspire 1 Pro with X5 camera 4k video 16MP stills

Inspire 2 with X5S camera 4k video 20.8MP stills.

Survey 2 Red + NIR Camera setup for NDVI Vegetation monitoring

DJI Mini 2


DJI MFT 15mm/1.7 ASPH

Olympus LM.Zuiko 14‑42mm 1:3.5‑5.6 EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm/2.0

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm/1.8

Together with a selection of polar pro ND filters.

Office Drone equipment Hire

Prop guards can be fitted when close working with talent or subject.

We have multiple batteries and chargers to keep down time to a minimum.

All drones have dual operation for pilot and camera operator - giving live view and complete control over camera settings

We provide a 23” HD self-contained monitor to enable director or client to view live images from camera, and direct the shot.

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R44 Cadet Helicopter

Photo Elevate also have a Pipistrel Alpha Trainer plane and an R44 Cadet Helicopter with a licenced pilot on our team. 

These crafts are ideal for higher altitudes and large demanding projects, where a drone would not be suitable.

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