How Much Does Drone Photography Cost?

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James Bastable

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How Much Does Drone Photography Cost?

Drone photography costs can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the shoot, the number of images required, location complexities and any additional services needed. Prices typically range between £750 and £3000, with smaller projects or shorter durations at the lower end and larger, more complex projects at the higher end of the spectrum. 

Let’s break it down!

At, we understand that every project is different and our drone photography pricing is always bespoke for your individual needs. We don’t have a “one size fits all” rule, as we’re able to recognise the diverse needs of our clients and so tailor our services accordingly. We’ll always quote based on your needs, allowing for effective budgeting and value for money. So what factors do we consider when quoting your project?

1. Time Required on Site:

The duration spent on-site directly impacts the overall cost of drone photography. Whether it’s a quick two-hour shoot or a full-day endeavour, the time invested in capturing your project influences pricing accordingly.

2. Location of Site:

The location of the site can impact the complexity and logistics of the drone operation. Factors such as accessibility, terrain, and regulatory flight restrictions are all elements researched prior to the shoot day and planned accordingly.

3. Number of Images/Videos Required:

The quantity of images or videos needed for your project affects the overall pricing structure. Whether you require a handful of stunning shots or an extensive portfolio, the scale of deliverables plays a significant role in determining the cost.

4. Size of Project:

The scale and scope of your project play a pivotal role in determining the overall cost of drone services. Whether it’s a small-scale assignment or a large-scale production, the size of the project influences pricing accordingly.

5. Pre-Shoot Preparation:

Complex projects may require additional pre-shoot preparation, such as scouting locations, attending recce days, obtaining flight authorisations or co-ordinating logistics. These preparatory tasks contribute to the overall cost, ensuring a seamless execution on the day of the shoot.

6. Additional Drone Spotter Required:

Certain projects may necessitate the presence of an additional spotter to ensure safety and compliance with regulations, particularly in crowded or challenging environments. The inclusion of an extra team member can affect the overall cost.

7. Air Traffic Management:

Projects located in areas with significant air traffic or restricted airspace may require specialised air traffic management services to ensure safe drone operations. The implementation of such measures are all organised behind the scenes and long before the shoot day, which can contribute to the overall pricing structure.

8. Additional Requirements / Services (E.g Videography):

Incorporating drone videography into your project adds another dimension of creativity and storytelling. The inclusion of videography services impacts the overall cost, reflecting the additional expertise, resources, time and editing required.

Here’s an example of how our prices take shape, based on duration of the shoot and content required: 

Drone Photography Price Examples:

  • 2 Hour Drone Photography Package – From £750 

  • Half Day Drone Photography Shoot – From £1,500

  • Full Day Drone Photography Shoot – From £3,000

Get Your Drone Photography Quote Today: are a small team in Birmingham, West Midlands, offering drone photography all over the UK. We offer tailored services to meet your specific needs, with prices ranging between £750 and £3000. By considering elements such as time requirements, deliverables, location logistics, and project scale, we ensure transparent pricing and exceptional results. It’s important to discuss your specific requirements with us to get an accurate quote tailored to your needs. Contact us via the form at the bottom of this page to get your bespoke package.


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