Professional Images

Our UAV pilot and Image Specialist are trained professional photographers. Combined with our professional Full Frame 42MP camera and prime lenses, we create beautifully rich photographic images and dynamic films to meet your needs.

OSC Approved

Our safety procedures and systems have been thoroughly checked by the CAA resulting in us gaining OSC approval. This means we can operate our drone much closer to people and buildings than a standard commercial permission whilst maintaining the highest safety standards. What this means for our clients is operating in tighter locations, getting better shots and having less restrictions on where we can fly.

Approved Night Rating

Night brings additional challenges for flying drones, however it also brings some of the most spectacular shots! We are fully approved by the CAA to operate during the hours of darkness, meaning that just because the sun goes down, we don’t have too.

Immersive 4K Filming

We use the latest technology to bring you stunning, ultra high definition recordings. See the world from a new perspective with aerial 4K filming. We use only Sony professional cameras for our aerial filming, allowing the use of S-Log2 for incredible post-production options. This means our aerial footage matches in better with ground footage, because why should you lose quality just because it’s in the air?!


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What we’re about

We’re an Award Winning Lancashire based aerial photography and filming company based in Chorley.  At SkyOptics we’re a small but passionate team and we really care about our product.

Our objective is to use the latest unmanned technology, combined with highly trained pilots and a civil aviation derived robust safety regime, to set the highest standards in operational quality and product delivery… However, most of all… We love creating great aerial photographs and films using our UAVs!

Our UAV pilot is not only RUSTA trained and RPCS qualified, but also a trained professional photographer and airline pilot with years of flying experience. We operate as a team on most jobs and our pilot is accompanied by our digital imaging specialist to allow independent UAV and camera operation. This combination of over 30 years of imaging and piloting experience gives you the confidence to know that the aerial shots that you require are the shots that we will produce.

We love what we do at SkyOptics and we want our customers to feel the same. So let us help you stand above the rest and use our ‘Creativity from Above’.

What we do

The world of drones and aerial photography is expanding at a huge rate. As technology advances, the opportunities for drone use expands with it.

SkyOptics can provide a myriad of aerial imaging services however we specialise in photography and filming, creating beautiful, artistic images required for print and screen, razor sharp promotional imaging or cinematic, professional aerial filming.

We don’t use integrated cameras built by drone companies at SkyOptics. As photographers we believe the best cameras and optics are built by camera manufacturers and are used by professional photographers around the world. Therefore we use the Sony A7R2 42Mpx full frame camera combined with the best lenses from Sony and Zeiss to shoot RAW images and S-Log and the FreeFly Movi gimbal system to produce stunning results from the air.

So whatever your aerial image needs, or if it’s for some information or even just a chat about the drone industry. Please get in touch with us and we’ll do our very best to provide you with the service you deserve.

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Highly Trained UAV Pilot

Our UAV Pilot is a current airline pilot with a major european airline and a trainer and examiner at one of the countries biggest drone training companies. Implementing the highest operating standards at every stage of our operation means you’re in safe hands with SkyOptics Ltd.

Approved by the Civil Aviation Authority

All of our technology, operations and procedures have been examined and fully approved for commercial use by the Civil Aviation Authority, with additional reductions in distances by over 60% to standard commercial operators. This means we need just 10 metres to launch, reduced from the standard 30 metres!

Operational Excellence & Passion for Creativity

We strive for operational excellence at every stage of our operation. Using stringent operating procedures and a highly experienced pilot means we operate at the highest standards every time and our many years of photographic experience means you get creativity from above every time we fly.

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