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Welcome to the Horizon Imaging blog! This page will be updated every few weeks with news, case studies about current projects, details of new services and with the odd nuggets of advice thrown in here and there for good measure. Click on a blog post heading or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. You can also find exclusive behind-the-scenes imagery from many of our shoots on our social media platforms! You can find the links to these below. 
On Tuesday 24th March at 3pm, Horizon Imaging's Director, David Hogg, will be giving a 40-minute talk entitled 'Drone Aerial Photography: A Revolution in Elevated Imagery' at 'The Photography Show' at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. He will be discussing how Drones are revolutionising the way we see our world and what regulations have to be followed in order to operate them safely and for commercial gain. 
This is just a quick note to say we are in the final stages of flight testing our new 'Octocopter' aerial photography platform before it enters full-time service later this month. As discussed in our previous blog post, compared to our current platforms the Octocopter will fly for longer, be more resilient to windy conditions, carry a 3-axis (previously 2-axis) fully-stabilised camera gimbal and open the door to dual-crew operation where one person flies the platform and another controls the camera, allowing us to fly more complex aerial filming manoeuvres. 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to photograph a new housing development in Saffron Walden, Essex, called 'The Avenue'. The housing development covers approximately 3 acres of land and includes 76 new homes, 25% of which are dedicated as affordable housing. In order to capture a variety of unique viewpoints of the development and to show how it fits in with the surrounding landscape, we used both our Drone and Mast photography platforms. 
The human eye is quite remarkable in its ability to capture detail in both the very dark and very bright areas of a scene at the same time (this is known as a scene with a 'High Dynamic Range'). However, you will probably have noticed that digital cameras aren't nearly as good as the human eye in this respect. For example, a single photograph taken inside a house will almost always fail to capture sufficient detail in both the interior of the room and the view out of the windows. Or a brilliant sunset might look incredible to the naked eye – full of rich reds, oranges and yellows – but to a digital camera it just looks like an amorphous white blob! 
By far the most popular application for drones is taking aerial photographs for the marketing industry. Whether you are trying to sell a new property, advertise a hotel that enjoys a particularly spectacular location, or a school which has expansive grounds that cannot be fully appreciated from ground level – drone aerial photography is the way forward. 
The auditorium at the Christian Science Church in Godalming, Surrey
Horizon Imaging has been involved in a wide range of fascinating projects since we started operating in 2007. Two of these projects are now featured in their own case studies which are accessible using the links below. These are sneak peaks of further content which will be coming to the Horizon Imaging website in the coming weeks – links to these case studies are currently nowhere else on this site, so you saw them here first! 
This is just a brief note to wish all of our website visitors a wonderful Christmas break! The cartoon on the right is by the terrific cartoonist Joe Heller and pretty much sums up the popularity of drones at the tail end of 2014 – you can't go anywhere without seeing 
reference to them now! Who knows what will be flying around this time next year ... 
 
All the best for now and see you in 2015! 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take a set of panoramic aerial photographs to simulate the views from a proposed new house in St George's Hill in Weybridge, Surrey. 
 
As the required photographs had to be taken from an exact height (as calculated by the architect of the new property), our telescopic mast was used instead of the drone. The mast is able to support the camera at a perfectly fixed point in space, allowing panoramic photographs to be captured with no changes in perspective between the photographs. 
Horizon Imaging was recently commissioned to take a set of aerial photographs to support a planning application covering the refurbishment of a charming set of farm buildings near the beautiful town of Petworth in West Sussex. 
 
Due to the size and nature of the site, our aerial photography drone was used to capture a range of different photographs of the collection of buildings, from a wide variety of heights and positions. 
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