Aerial photography

MODEL <> INSPECT <> RECORD

Here at WGP Digital we are fully equipped to fly commercial operations in a safe and professional manner. Our remote pilot Warren Peters has carried out numerous commercial aerial projects, he is also an enthusiastic photographer and uses his drone skills to capture stunning aerial images and video.

Commercial aerial operations include photogrammetry projects for Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court, where the drone was used in conjunction with ground based photography to produce rectified imagery.

We have our own in-house drone with 20 mp still camera and 4K video, this drone is also extremely portable and can be flown in the most confined areas. Images are captured in RAW format to enable processing for maximum quality.

For even higher quality images we have access to much larger drones which can carry a DSLR, in particular the highly regarded Sony A7R (42mp) which due to it’s low weight and high quality, is prefect for those projects which require the extra resolution.

The drone can be used for a wide range of projects including:

INSPECTION

The drone can be used to inspect difficult to reach areas, including roofs, structures and even internally. We have extensive experience in this and get very close to the details. Images can be viewed on site or post processed.

View aerial inspection case study

PHOTOGRAMMETRY

Using just the drone or DSLR or a combination of the two, high resolution 3d meshed models can be created using Photogrammetry. The results from this are visually stunning and accurate. Can be applied to heritage projects, buildings or sites.

More info on photogrammetry page

AERIAL SURVEY

Combining aerial photography with survey grade control points can provide an effective solution to a wide range of sites. Typically a big advantage is the speed in which a large area can be covered as well as the site where access is difficult. Ground control points can be obtained using total station or GPS or a combination of the two. Wide range of 3d outputs and ortho imagery.

View aerial survey case study

RECTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHY

Using the power of photography and survey control, high quality rectified/ortho-rectified images can be produced of various structures. Most commonly used on heritage and detailed projects this is a great way to record a high level of detail.

The images can be imported and embedded into most CAD packages.

More info on rectified photography

3D

Using the data from photogrammetry, 3d models can be created of artefacts, structures, buildings, quarries and sites. combination of the two. We have a wide range of experience in several software packages including Autocad, Revit, 3DS Max, Rhino, SketchUp and coming soon – Vectorworks.

The models we have created so far are staggering and include a total stone by stone virtual rebuild of a minerva temple, detailed meshed model of a large church archway and numerous buildings/sites. Most of these are visible on my sketchfab account (please note a reduction in triangles for online viewing).

View minerva temple 3d case study
View 3d church arch case study
View 3d models on SketchFab

CGI & PROMOTIONAL

Photography and or 3D modelling for visualisations and film production.

Promotional aerial stills or 4k video capture.

Short film creation.

View our more creative side at ispypixel

Insurance liability £1 million but can be upgraded to £10 million depending on project requirements. Commercial operations.

In-house drone/UAV with extremely high quality 20 mp still camera and 4k video, access to ultra stable and high resolution cameras if required.

In action:

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Case studies:

Below are three examples of using a drone/uav, an aerial survey using GPS and drone imagery, an aerial inspection of a Church Tower and a 3d meshed model of a shipwreck, all are great examples of applying drone photography and surveying experience. Of course there are other uses and you can see more on my photogrammetry page which combines aerial imagery and/or ground or mast photography. The inspection and ship wreck case studies both feature a low resolution model view via sketchfab, alternatively you can see some more low res examples of 3d modelling on my sketchfab page…

3d meshed model

Reality Capture

The brief: To produce a detailed 3d model of the existing archway, which has been badly damaged. This would serve as a base model for…
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Aerial Survey

The brief: To produce a 3d ground terrain model of the site to enable future volume calculations. The site was in an interesting location, close…
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Aerial Inspection

The brief: To inspect and capture high resolution images of all faces of the tower, to assess the condition of the stonework and any potential…
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Ship Wreck

I wanted to test out the 3D modelling capabilities just using the drone/UAV, it needed to be a free-standing structure to enable the drone to…
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Creativity

Need something more creative, we can also help with promotional material in still or video form, please visit my photographic specific website – www.ispypixel.co.uk to see some examples, alternatively use the link below to get in touch.


If you require any further information or have a project in mind, please do not hesitate to get in touch…

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