Karl and Olie had a great time catching up with some people at The Photography Show at the NEC today, as well as meeting new people who share the same passion as us – photography!
With the Euros starting today we look back at some of the football stadiums we photographed from our helicopter across England. With England’s first match against Croatia at Wembley of course we had to feature Wembley Stadium in our collection.
Last week whilst flying our midlands flight we captured this striking hoarding being wrapped around the iconic Selfridges building in Birmingham.
It is designed by Osman Yousefzada, which is called The Dogtooth Flower and it is being wrapped around Selfridges whilst all of it’s 15,000 iconic discs are removed and re-painted ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games! Also, a new layer of insulation will be installed making the store more energy efficient and be more environmentally friendly!
It will certainly add some vibrancy to Birmingham city centre!
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British Airway’s last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes have departed today. We were lucky enough to capture these iconic aircraft from our helicopter earlier this year.
The distinctive four-engine planes have been the backbone of BA’s long-haul fleet for almost 50 years. After the impact of coronavirus meant that they could no longer afford to fly it’s jumbo jets. Back in 1998, there was almost 1,000 Boeing 747’s which were in active service globally, which was the peak of the plane’s popularity. However, a new generation of lighter and more fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft had started to supersede it.
“We have been delighted by the aerial photographs and time lapse photography that Commission Air have delivered for Tyseley Energy Park over the past 24 months. This work has helped us to record once in a generation changes that are taking place across our 170 year old manufacturing site and this work is also delivering high volumes of market interest in our development site.” David Horsfall, Director of Property
Document every stage of your construction project with aerial photography and highlight details which are not visible from the ground, as well as providing an overall view of the project.
We are capturing critical stages at the Ferry Lane Development in Walthamstow, North-East London. So far it is one of the largest purpose-built rental developments in the UK. The project is due to complete in 2020. Above is one of the latest aerial images captured from this month showing the depth of all of the 5 blocks.
We helped to document the construction of the new campus at the University of Northampton with aerial photography as well as aerial video. This allowed the University to effectively showcase the progress to their audience through a visually appealing medium, as well as offering a unique perspective of their campus. Nick Allen, the executive officer at the University of Northampton said:
“The University of Northampton instructed Commission Air to provide aerial footage of the construction of our new campus. The quality of the still and moving footage was excellent and was used extensively by the University in communicating the project to staff and current and prospective students.”
We are capturing every stage of the development of the new Fusion Student Accommodation in Hatfield. Discover a unique angle of your project with our aerial photography service and visually engage your audience through progress reports and marketing. We have monthly flights across the country for only £389 per site with discounts available for multiple site visits, so why not showcase your site through aerial photography.
On our London aerial photography flight we capture the progress at 22 Bishopsgate, which will become the tallest building in the city of London, standing at 278m tall with 62 storeys. In May is was announced that the insurance company Beazley is the first tenant to occupy in 2020. The skyscraper is due for completion at the end of 2019. Watch this space for more updates on the tallest building in the heart of the city.
Our horse Debbonair looking magnificent in the summer sun on training last week. Debbonair is a two years old colt horse. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for all the latest on his progress and upcoming races.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded with the Constructionline Gold Accreditation. This not only recognises our commitment to the construction industry but the importance we place on providing the highest standards of health and safety, and gives our clients the confidence that they are dealing with a company that is environmentally and ethically responsible.
What is Constructionline?
It is the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management. This streamlines and improves the process by reducing the risk and creates a common platform for buyers to engage with new suppliers.
Why not talk to us today to find out how your project can benefit from time lapse photography from one of the UK’s leading providers.
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The first Royal meeting took place at Ascot in 1768, and was officially opened in 1711. The Royal Ascot is viewed as the pinnacle of the British Flat season as racehorses from all over the world travel to compete for the £7.3m on offer. Located around 6 miles from Windsor Castle and is attended by the Queen and other members of the British Royal family every year. Did you know that it was the first racecourse in Europe to reach 500,000 racegoer milestone?
The aerial image above takes in the stands, racecourse and the picture perfect surrounding areas.
This month marks 80 years since the launch of the historic warship in 1938. Did you know that the HMS Belfast is one of only three surviving bombardment vessls from d-day. Also, she spent 33 days in Normandy and fired over 5,000 shells. Here is a wonderfol photo of the HMS Belfast to celebrate 80 years.
It has been an iconic sculpture for many driving up north on the A1, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Angel of the North in Gateshead. The steel sculpture was designed by Antony Gormley and it stands tall at 20 metres with wings measuring 54 metres across. It is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world.
Our team at Time Lapse UK recently deinstalled a camera at West Quay in Southampton, which captured skaters having fun on the ice. This was the first ever real ice rink to take over the Esplanade at West Quay, and measured 740sq metre. A perfect setting next to the town walls.
The team installed the camera in December 2017 until January 2018, which recorded the process of removing the ice rink. To see the winter transformation check out the full time lapse video.
2017 has been another busy year at Commission Air, and an eventful one, with the launch of our time lapse brand Time Lapse UK.
We have taken thousands of aerial photos from across the UK and are helping to document the progress on many sites. We are continuing to be the preferred supplier of choice for significant number companies including Farrans, Skanska, the Ministry of Justice and many councils from across the UK. Above showcases just some of the aerial photos we have taken this year.
Time Lapse UK has equally been as successful as we install cameras on a regular basis to capture construction to restoration projects. Visit our website to find out what we have been up to this year.
We look forward to 2018 and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Here at Commission Air we have our very own race horse called Tamayef. He is a 3 year old male horse and we have seen him race 8 times across the UK. His next race will be on Thursday 5th October at 7:15pm in the Bet Toteexacta Handicap Stakes (Class 4) at Chelmsford City Racecourse. If you spot Tamayef why don’t you take a photo and upload it onto our Commission Air Facebook page, and be in with a chance of winning £50 John Lewis vouchers. Go Tamayef!
The Southampton Boat Show first started in 1997, and it is an annual event taking place in September at Mayflower Park. The show features thousands of boats, brands, products and suppliers for the 10 day show, and attracts people from around the world. The profits made are reinvested back into the UK leisure marine industry through the services and representation provided by British Marine.
The new Bank of England plastic ten pound note goes into circulation today, featuring author Jane Austen. The new ten pound note will help blind and partially-sighted users with a series of raised dots which had been developed with the help of the Royal National Institute of the Blind.
Time lapse photography has become increasingly popular over the last few years as businesses look for innovative ways to get noticed. We have over 25 years experience in commercial photography and as a consequence launched our time lapse service over two years ago.
As the time lapse market continues to grow and with advancements in technology, expectations of customers have increased, and are demanding a better and an enhanced product offering. In view of this continuing trend, we launched Time Lapse UK which will focus on increasing customer choice providing a quality and dedicated service at a highly competitive price.
“This is an exciting time to be in the time lapse photography business,” said Paul Nixon, Sales and Marketing Manager at Commission Air. “Time Lapse UK is in a unique position because we’re part of a group that already has an established position in the commercial photography market. That means we have the technical, creative and business expertise to provide a superior product at a price we think most businesses can afford.”
Organising a time lapse project
With as many cameras as you need and 24/7 access to your images, time lapse photography is actually one of the easiest ways to capture what’s happening with your project:
- It can take as little as half a day to set up the cameras, which are robust and certified for outdoor conditions. These cameras are then set up to capture the work on your site for as long as you need it – a day, a week, a month, several months or even several years.
- Images are fed to a secure server via a 3G connection, and authorised people can view the still images in real time. All projects are given a full video at the end of every month, so that they can share progress, and then a fully edited and professionally produced video is created at the end of the project.
- Time lapse photography is suitable for indoor and outdoor events – helping organisers, project managers, PR teams and marketing departments to capture the very best footage to show employees, directors, investors and stakeholders.
“We’re extremely excited to be part of this dynamic and expanding market,” added Nixon. “We’ve been working with some outstanding clients, producing high-quality time lapse video that allows them both to monitor their site on a real-time basis, and produce professional final videos that promote their work. It’s a great time to be involved in this industry.”
The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK, taking place annually returns on Sunday 10th September. The course is 13.1 mile long taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne and finishing in South Shields. The first Great North Run was staged on the 28th June with 12,000 participants. By 2011, this has risen to 54,000.
This wonderful aerial photo shows part of the route where participants race across the Tyne Bridge and head into Gateshead.
This year marks the 140th anniversary of the world’s oldest tennis tournament which is Wimbledon. Also, it is 90 years since the first radio broadcast from Wimbledon, another historic milestone this year! Here is a wonderful aerial photo over Wimbledon to celebrate the start of this year’s tennis as well as marking a number of milestones.
On the 14th October 2016, marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. It was fought on the 14th October 1066 when William of Normandy defeated the army of King Harold of England.
Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex and was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings. Take a look at an aerial photo of Battle Abbey above. Discover a unique view on historic sites with aerial photography
When marketing your business, visual content is vital in order to engage your audience and to communicate the value of your business in a visually stimulating way. Images are a powerful tool, not only because it breaks up the text and makes it easier to read, but a compelling image can get your message across quickly.
This highlights the importance of using high quality and detailed images as part of your marketing. However you need to be creative with your marketing. So why not use high quality aerial photography and capture a unique perspective of your business. There is no better way to get beautiful images of your building or site. Aerial photography is great for advertising, displays and for progress photography too.
Here at Commission Air we continue to use helicopters as it provides us with a greater operational flexibility. The ability to carry heavier equipment and fly further and faster allos us to cover many more sites in one day. By operating this way we are able to provide the highest quality images at a great value price.
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is an annual event situated in the beautiful grounds of Burghley House near Stamford, Lincolnshire. The event started over 50 years ago in 1961, in the grounds of Burghley House when the Marquess of Exeter heard that the event at Harewood House was to be cancelled. He invited the British Horse Society to hold the it at Burghley House, and now it is an annual event. Take a look at an aerial photo over Burghley House and its grounds to see how big the event is.
We’re now on Twitter! Featuring high resolution images, time lapse videos and our latest news and information. Why not follow us at https://twitter.com/commission_air
We see lots of interesting locations and landmarks as we fly across the UK as well as some more unusual sights. This time we have a great aerial photograph of the Coronation Street set at Granada Studios. Unfortunately as of 31st December tours of the set, including landmarks of the series such as The Rovers Return, The Kabin and Roy’s Rolls, closed perminently to the public. However you can still take a look with our aerial photograph.
Our amazing night aerial photograph shows Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park at its best. Winter Wonderland is one of Londons most spectacular festive attractions with Christmas markets, food, entertainment and rides there is something for the whole family. Winter Wonderland is open until 3rd January.
Take a look at our aerial photograph of Birmingham’s annual Christmas market which runs until 22nd November with over 180 stalls. Victoria Square, New Street & Centenary Square play host to this amazing seasonal event.