40 yrs experience as photographer and now The Sky is not the limit

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In order to operate commercially in the UK I had to carry out some fairly intensive training, complete a theory and practical exam and submit a detailed Operations Manual to the Civil Aviation Authority. My Permission for Aerial Work combined with my UAPQ-s7 qualification gives me the freedom to operate throughout the UK with the land-owner’s permission, although there are limitations, such as flying near large crowds, in built up areas of cities or above 400 feet. The UK legislation is very clear and the CAA is leading the world in the integration of unmanned aircraft into civilian airspace.

I see the future of drone technology following the same business plan as the smart phone industry did.
We think that in the near future “drone” will be a household name. The technology will become so affordable most people will be able own one. As well as personal drones, we believe most companies will find that using a drone will increase efficiency and lower costs.
There are many fields where By Marcello aerial photography can help you in your activity ….

Thermal Imaging

There are several companies offering aerial photo/video work by Drones.

BY Marcello Aerial photography is one of the very few companies , here in Norfolk, that can also offer thermal Imaging by drone.
Thermal imaging on drones refers to the incorporation of thermographic cameras inside drones. Thermographic cameras are installed inside the unmanned aircrafts and these aircrafts are then used for different tasks.
examplesThe technique called Infrared thermography (IRT) or thermal imaging is based on the Infra Red radiation of an object, a body or a place in relation with its temperature. The images obtained this way are called a thermogram.

Several applications are directly related to thermography. To mention few:

Inspire_1By Marcello Aerial thermography by drone allows to get a comprehensively view of a wide area in a minimum time and very affordable cost.
The advantage of being able to equip Our Drone (model Inspire 1 PRO from DJI) with added Thermal Imaging, unlike helicopters which offer a very vertical incidence and a minimum distance of 500 feet, is its ability to also shoot the vertical walls of buildings and get close just few feet away to the target.
Using a helicopter, also, do not come cheap ( £ 1800 per hour average )
Of course use of the drone has certain limitations. The system can not be used in the case of snow, rain or strong winds. By the way, wind is disadvantageous for thermographic operation in general because wind cools the ”target” and thus falsifies the results.”
If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Property

Drone aerial photography and videography are fast becoming the most effective tool  to showcase a property.

By Marcello Aerial photography is equipped to deliver quality and affordability to the property marketing sector.

In the time it takes to set up traditional “old fashion” mast photography for a single photo from a single angle, By Marcello aerial photography’ drone will have covered  your entire property  and immediate surrounding ( both with photographs and video) from every direction and angle.

Drone aerial photography is far more versatile than any other form of photography/videography and extremely cheaper than using old traditional aircraft systems. Helicopters can fly from a minimum distance of 500 feet, and at the cost of about £ 1800 per hour .

With large countryside residences, commercial premises, retail parks and leisure outlets occupying large areas, drone aerial photography and videography is the only way of telling the story of your estate, really communicating the key points that are vital to selling your property well. With By Marcello aerial photography you can instantly demonstrate the size of the property, its location and where the home sits on the property.

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Agricultural Survey

 

Drone aerial photography and video from By Marcello Aerial photography can provide farmers with three types of detailed views. First, seeing a crop from the air can reveal patterns that expose everything from irrigation problems to soil variation and even pest and fungal infestations that aren’t apparent at eye level. Second, thanks to our Thermal imaging facilities, airborne cameras can take multispectral images, capturing data from the infrared, Near infrared as well as the visual spectrum, which can be combined to create a view of the crop that highlights differences between healthy and distressed plants in a way that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Finally, a drone can survey a crop every week, every day, or even every hour. Combined to create a time-series animation, that imagery can show changes in the crop, revealing trouble spots or opportunities for better crop management.

Our drone, the Inspire 1 flying with both daylight camera and NIR camera, can do a precision monitoring of the fields, keep an optimal environment, irrigation conditions and avoid the infection. All of this is enabled by using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index images or NDVI, which are extremely detailed and could also help you to measure and monitor plant growth and much more.

Healthy vegetation has a greater capacity to reflect NIR wavelength of the light than the Unhealthy one.

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Our NDVI process will show the healthy crops in Green (the greener the healthier) and in Yellow or Red the stressed or dead vegetation.
NDVI

This low-altitude view (from a few meters above the plants to around 120 meters, which is the regulatory ceiling in the UK for unmanned aircraft operating without special clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority) gives a perspective that farmers have rarely had before. Compared with satellite imagery, it’s much cheaper and offers higher resolution. Because it’s taken under the clouds, it’s unobstructed and available anytime. It’s also much cheaper than crop imaging with a manned aircraft, which can run at more than £1,000 an hour.

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

 

Inspection

Inspection1Drone aerial photography is an extremely powerful tool  when deployed for Inspection.
Some very large structures or installation are better if Inspected from the air and furthermore implementing Health and security regulations make difficult for Inspector to access the structure closely.

By Marcello  drone photography can solve all these problems.
A relatively small drone, with powerful HD camera (4K videos and still HI-Res images) can be made  flying feet away from any structures sending data back to the station from immediate valuations.

Also the use of Thermal imaging can give , in many cases,   fundamental information that human eye would miss.

Inspection2Most of the Inspection will be carried out using the Waypoint Navigation.  Using the optional Waypoint navigation function the By Marcello’s drone can inspect the relevant installation autonomously, without the need for navigation instructions from a pilot. The result is a rapid, safe and  yet thorough inspection.

Here are the most common deployments

  • Oil pipeline inspection
  • Gas pipeline inspections
  • Solar installation inspections
  • Detection of the spread of algae
  • Power line / cable inspections
  • Cooling tower inspections
  • Forestry
  • Critical infrastructure inspections
  • Wind turbine inspections
  • Bridge inspections
  • Counting of animal populations
  • Train line inspections
  • Monument inspections
  • Radiation measurement
  • Radiation monitoring

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Environmental Monitoring

Enviroment2Drone aerial photography and videography fill a gap between manned aerial inspections and traditional fieldwork, monitoring hard to reach areas, or taking reading in contaminated areas where human health would be at risk.

The ability to quickly deploy and capture an area of interest in concert with in-situ measurements, provides an advantage to contamination and reclamation work.

Enviroment3The site-specific insight will greatly improve habitat restoration, environmental assessments, monitoring, and remediation.

By Marcello’s Drone with Thermal and Near infrared sensors provide details of plant health to determine environmental health.

Also our Thermal Imaging can be help in the area of environment.

For instance:

  • monitoring and evaluation of water resources
  • lake morphology
  • survey populations of several wildlife species
  • land coal mine detection
  • underground coal mine fire
  • forest fire detection
  • detecting insect attack diseases
  • water stress
  • salinity stress on vegetation
  • and much more…

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Events

Event2Drone Aerial photography and video, from by Marcello aerial photography, can now supply angles and views that were, until now, only accessible using very extremely expensive traditional aerial systems (helicopters).

Operating safely and efficiently, our aerial cameras provide unique coverage that is unavailable from the ground level. When blended with our “optional” ground level video and photographic capabilities, we produce seamless videos and still images that showcase your organization’s true spirit.

Event1As qualified operator authorized by CAA to use a drone for commercial purposes, By Marcello Drone Aerial Photography has to abide to standard regulations imposed by the Aviation authority.

  • Pilot requires permission of the landowners to take off and land the drone on their property
  • Pilot cannot fly drone directly over people, roads, buildings which have not been given permission from the person and/or landowner. Drones can fly directly over or near to people who are deemed “under control” – To be considered under Pilot control, persons would need to be safety briefed and aware that they are going to be filmed by a drone.
  • Drones can fly up to 400ft (restricted air space starts at 500ft)
  • Sub 7k rig drone (the type we have in use) cannot fly within 50 meters of a property, road, members of the public where the landowner has not given permission for filming. The pilots may be required to contact air traffic control when flying near to an airport of aerodrome, so that the drone can operated safely a certain height on a specified date and time.

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Construction

Here at by Marcello aerial photography we believe that  is only a matter of time that drone aerial photography become mainstream technology for your construction projects. Already now most of the advanced construction projects are transformed with drones.
CONSTRUCTION3Construction projects are complicated, time-consuming & resource-intensive projects.
Have you ever thought: what if I could get a bird’s eye view to my project, without employing a full blown flying machine, jet pack or a helicopter? It sure would help if you do so.
You can do all of the above and more with a by Marcello aerial photography ‘s drone.
Read through these quick pointers to get started on how to use a drone in construction projects.

Surveying

You can use drones to quickly survey your job site and build maps. Instead of using human resources, heavy machinery & expensive surveying tools, that produce complex data, you can get the job done in half the time & money, with greater accuracy.
CONSTRUCTION4Missing, damaged, or inadequate insulation, building envelope air leaks,moisture intrusion, and substandard work are costly to residential and commercial building owners. By Marcello  infrared camera installed on our drones can help you quickly see and find the sources of energy efficiencies, destructive water damage, and structural issues so you can help customers make informed decisions on needed repairs that can help them save energy – £££ and stay more comfortable.

Showing Clients the Progress

When clients stay away from the job site and cannot afford to come to the site again & again & your current pictures are just not doing justice, drones can be an inventive way to keep them happy. Just be sure to cover only those areas that are in good progress 😉.

Monitoring Job Sites

When you have to frequently shuttle between multiple job sites, or have taken up simultaneous renovation & facelift for multiple properties; putting up a drone to monitor the progress, work, safety standards and much more can save you a lot of energy, time & money.

Inspecting Structures

Instead of employing heavy software, lots of people and relying on complex readings, you can employ a drone to get a first hand view of how solid your structures are, how aesthetically pleasing they are coming up, and how efficient the insulation you have installed is working.

Better Safety Records

Contruction1With your eyes & ears in the sky, all the time, you will be in a much better position to locate that unstable pillar, precariously balanced laborer and not deep enough excavations. If, you keep up the drone – survey, gradually you will build an excellent safety system and your reputation.

Keeping the Project On-track, On-Budget

By identifying the parts of the project that are going off-track, having the ability to prevent any causalities, rigorously monitoring your job sites; you will be much better prepared to remove any additions to project time and cost.

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Renewables

renewable2By Marcello aerial photography and video can be of exteme help to the renewable industry.
Drone aerial photography and videography and Renewable Energy industry are definitely two of the 21st century new great innovations.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Drone, as commonly used, are getting increasing used by the day for the needs of the renewable wind energy industry.

  • Maximising health and safety (H&S). The industry-standard method of inspecting turbine blades in a wind farm is to use mobile access platforms or rope access techniques. It is a delicate operation that take time and time, in industrial business is often translated in money.
    By Marcello aerial photography would make great economical sense.
  • Inspecting functionality of large-scale solar facilities often comes down to thousands of man hours inspecting, identifying and isolating faulty, dirty or shaded solar panels. This extremely lengthy process is expensive to carry out and, although necessary, contributes to a reduction of the profits of solar energy farm.

reneable4One of the main benefits of using our drones in both wind farms and solar facilities is its ability to record high detailed day light and thermo images. Thermal Imaging and HD daylight images are used to give a better visual understanding of:

  • Stress fractures or ripples in the metals. They also highlight dents and their depth.
  • Stress points in the moving part of the turbine that generate heat (friction) and indicating need of maintenance before breakdown point.
  • Defective panels in a solar farm give off more heat than functioning panels and this temperature imbalance can be easily measured by infrared camera. Using pre-programmed waypoints means surveys can be repeated accurately and quickly without the need to create new flight paths or manually check survey areas.

Using the UAV, each set of turbine’s blades or bank of 1000’s solar panels can now be inspected significantly quicker, cutting inspection time down from when traditional methods are used.

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Mapping

……if you are in need of a mapping service…..
Let “by Marcello aerial photography’s drone” do drone things…….

For aerial mapping, drones are perfect.
Our Mapping software Map Pilot for DJI is supplied by leading company Drones Made Easy
Repeatable, accurate completely GPS automatised flights makes our drone the ideal flight platform for near-ground mapping. The combination of today’s high resolution cameras and flying devices enables mapping at levels of detail never before imagined.

Our software Map Pilot helps us to create and fly the optimal flight path to create great maps using the Maps Made Easy map processing service. Creating high resolution aerial maps with our onboard HD camera is just a very quich process. Mapping has never been easier and cheaper

We will have just to define the area, select the level of detail, and go.

Here below a recent demo  of very detailed map of post code NR14 8DZ in Norfolk ( UK ) . It is possible to Zoom up to Max resolution via the “+” button . Also the map can be scrolled
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The same geographic section can also be displayed as a 3D Map see below) and it can be interacted with by rotating it 360 degrees in every direction for a truly 3D prospective.

Please refer on user information at the bottom of the below picture to how to interact with the map

With our added Thermal Imaging Capability coupled with the traditional daylight HD camera, we also are able to create , contemporaneity to the HD images, a Thermal Map especially useful for Agricultural use where is possible to monitor vegetation health.

If you want to know more about  what I can do for you  and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

Search and Rescue

Search and rescue operations using Thermal imaging from the air has never been as easy as it is with ByMarcello aerial photography.

By combining DJI’s unrivaled expertise in gimbal technology and image transmission with the industry leading thermal imaging technology of FLIR, ByMarcello aerial photography is the ultimate solution for rapid and reliable aerial thermal imaging.

We can capture images faster, with pinpoint precision, over large areas, then save them for analysis and reporting.

High quality drone-mounted thermal cameras like those that we are implementing  will enable a wide array of public safety activities from wildfire management to search, rescue efforts and animals monitoring.

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If you want to know more about what I can do for you and to get an estimate, Please CONTACT ME

Please note: All Aerial Video and Aerial Photography is subject to a satisfactory site safety survey, in accordance with CAA regulations.

 

Process

Feasibility

When customer enquiries are received, some information should be obtained in order to get an initial assessment of Feasibility.
Information required are:
NATURE OF THE TASK – Ideally it is required a full creative brief of what the client is looking to achieve to determine if it is possible and indeed safe and legal with regards to the restrictions places upon us by the C.A.A.
LOCATION – ideally the exact postcode where the customer wants the filming or photography to take place in order to see if any flight restriction is enforced in that particular area.
PROPOSED DATE – Firstly of course I need to confirm my availability and then secondly I may have to look into any additional factors that could delay the start of the task such as obtaining special permissions priory the task (which may need up to 30 days to be obtained by Aviation authorities).
LAND OWNER PERMISSION – It is a legal requirement to obtain a permission from the owner of the land that will be flown over.
Once the above have been ascertained we can advise if the shoot is even possible from a permissions point of view.
PRE-FLIGHT SURVEY
Once on the site, on the day of the task, a further investigation is needed in order to take in consideration local potential hazards.

  • Actual weather conditions
    1. Dry weather conditions with good level of visibility is an absolute condition
    2. Flights in known icing conditions should be avoided
    3. Maximum wind speed of 8 m/s (approx. 18mph)
  • Buildings and other obstacles
  • Suitability of take off/Landing area and Animal, Crowd management We carry cordon and signage equipment to help maintain a safe operating environment and when possible use observer(s) to monitor the environment during flights.
  • Factors that could impede a clear Visual Line of Sight with the aircraft
  • General Risk assessment and its mitigation

THE FLIGHT

By Marcello Aerial Photography operate under the conditions laid out inCAP 722 by the Civil Aviation authority within the UK.  Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) operations are up to a maximum distance of 500 mt horizontally (1km radius) and 400ft (120 mt) vertically from the Remote Pilot.
Flight times are typically around 10-20 minutes per battery set. These times may seem short, but with good planning, a lot can be achieved and I carry plenty of batteries.

COMPLETION

Photo and videos will be supplied to the client in the format agreed within 48 hours from the completion of the Job.
Unless a buyout of footage is agreed, By Marcello Aerial photography retains the copyright of all filming content. The client purchasing the service of By Marcello Aerial photography will get full User’s License.
Naturally we are proud of our work and we will be asking for the right to use ANY of your footage for our promotion, whether this be inclusion on our show reel for PR purposes to promote By Marcello Aerial photography

Show Reels

Caistor Hall from Marcello Pozzetti on Vimeo.


This video is about a Norfolk sunrise.
A visit to the Norwich’s Cathedral, Norfolk Broads, Suburban Golf and Swardeston

 

 


About the Team

 

I have been a photographer for 40 and plus year. Aerial photography is an activity that merges the two great big passion of my life:
Photography and aviation .
Since my childhood I wondered what would have been like being able to have a bird eyes view of the world.
In 2015 I have qualified as Drone photographer and later in the year I was granted by the CAA with the PFAW ( Permission for Aerial Work).

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PFAW is a legal requirement to carry out any commercial work by using UAV’s .
The UAV , commonly known as “Drone”,is an acronym for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which is an aircraft with no pilot on board. UAVs are remote controlled aircraft (e.g. flown by a pilot at a ground control station) or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans or more complex dynamic automation systems.
It is imperative that any commercial task must be conducted by CAA licensed operators as myself
The PFAW certificate gives assurance of pilot competence and airmanship. It is an offence to use non certified drone pilots for commercial work.
It is also likely that an “unlicensed operator” will be uninsured for public liability as Insurance company require the proper certification before issuing Public liability cover.
By Marcello Aerial photography have a £ 5,000,000 public liability covering any possibility.
Drones are not toys and in unexperienced hands could cause damages to people and structures.

Check here my CAA Certification

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ContactBy Marcello Aerial Photography

Address

Cavell Barn, The Common, Swardeston, Norfolk NR14 8DZ

Customer Support

Phone: Office: +44 (0) 1508 571 480 Mobile:+44 (0) 7973 308835
Email: info@bymarcello.com

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