SkyOptics Ltd is an Award Winning (we like to get that in where we can!), Lancashire based aerial photography and filming company. Our founder Colin Lloyd is an experienced commercial photographer and has also been an airline pilot for over 12 years, bringing a wealth of robust safety systems knowledge as well as creativity.
We use carefully selected drones with Super 35 and Full Frame Nikon cameras, combined with a highly trained pilot, high spec OSC approved aircraft and a civil aviation derived robust safety system, to set the highest standards in operational quality and product delivery… However, most of all… We love striving to surpass our clients expectations, creating high end aerial images and films for our customers!
With over 20 years commercial photography experience, you can be sure you’re in safe hands with SkyOptics.
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’.
We specialise in aerial photography & cinematography, creating beautiful, artistic images required for print and screen, razor sharp images for promotional material and cinematic aerial filming. We also provide ground filming to compliment the aerial work using high end, stabilised gimbals.
We use two aircraft depending on the requirements. For filming we mostly use our Inspire 2 aircraft with X7 Super 35 camera – capable of filming 6K RAW or 5.7k ProRes. Our second aircraft is the highly regarded Freefly Alta 6. This is used in combination with our Movi M15 gimbal to carry our Full Frame Nikon Z7 ii. It can also be used to fly Alexa Mini, Sony FS5 or Panasonic EVA cameras with Cine lenses.
Our aircraft are fitted with HD digital video downlinks, so the camera feed can be controlled and viewed directly on the ground, without interference or lag on Atomos and CrystalSky monitors.
We are one of only 1% of UK operators granted an Operating Safety Case by the CAA – reducing our required safety distances due to our technical and procedural systems, meaning we can operate safely and legally in tighter, more congested areas needing just 10m from the public to launch.
If you’re thinking of using aerial imagery, please get in touch for a chat, we’re always happy to talk drones!