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Inexpensive prints of stock UK aerial photography are available in my gallery section.
Digital files of stock images are available for commercial use. Click here for information and prices for stock digital files and reproducing stock aerial photography.
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want video when asking for a quote.
Webb Aviation Premium aerial photography
service often available and usually at standard
premium service prices
Selection of images to download same day
I have at my disposal (at time of writing), a fleet of 4 CAA approved Cessna aircraft and a number of helicopters based at strategic locations in England and Wales. After shooting your site I usually go straight back to the office and upload a small selection of the images the same day or that night, no matter how late, even when working on the other side of the country .... in fact I have even managed to upload something within 12 hours when travelling half way across Europe.
Ultra High Quality - nobody does it better!
If you require two sites in close proximity I can photograph the second site at reduced cost, indeed many of our jobs cover 10 to 50 sites which can result in a very low cost per site. Up to an hours post production work is included for things such as minor retouching, image labeling etc. This is usually sufficient to provide most common alterations to a single favorite image from the selection taken. Please email me on; firstname.lastname@example.org . Prices may vary if the work contains something unusual or requires an unusual aircraft but as far as possible I try to stick to a fixed price list (more than 9 out of 10 jobs are at the standard fixed price). In most cases I try to wait for a sunny or at least bright day but in some areas operational reasons mean that a specific day or time period needs to be agreed before hand. This does mean you have to take pot luck with the weather and there is no guarantee of bright weather although I will normally agree the flying day with the client so you have the best chance of bright weather. This is especially the case for all long distance work which often needs to be booked a few days in advance to allow flight planning, air traffic clearances etc. I work weekends but normally weekend work such as an event needs to be booked a few weeks in advance, especially Sunday work.
I am further developing my ultra high resolution aerial photography and now have what I believe to be the highest resolution aerial photographs commercially available. Here is a 100% cut out of another one:
The image shows the top of one of a new Tower blocks being completed. This is not a lucky one off shot and I can take shots like this to order on any sunny day. Many of my regular construction firm customers have been astounded at what they are starting to get in 2008. The full image looks like this:
or click here to see a 21 MegaPIxel version ( compressed to JPEG 3 for the web )
I wrote the above about long lenses in 2008, in 2010 I've got even better:
from 1500 feet in the air, doing 100mph!!!!
I can also shoot very low angle oblique aerial photographs like this whcih give the impression they are taken from a very low height or even from a tall building. ( In reality they are taken from above 1500 ft using a long lens ) :
or click here to see a 21 MegaPIxel version ( compressed to JPEG 3 for the web )
These low angle obliques finely bridge the gap between ground and aerial photography. They are best suited to large buildings with a clear field of view in front of them and are not possible at every location. Please specify a low angle image when ordering.
I am one of only a handfull of UK aerial photographers equiped and able to do night aerial photography.
An enlargement service is also available if required
Other service available
Jonathan Webb is an expert in the field of
aerial photography with decades of experience.
Jonathan is happy to act as an expert witness in
relation to aerial photography.
" Neither a borrower nor a
lender be " ( Hamlet Act 1 Scene III )
Some orders may require a deposit or
prepayment. Generally large PLC's and government jobs
are done without deposit whereas private individuals
and small businesses will usually be required to pay a
deposit, especially where the subjects are some
distance from our home base. Work for photographic
agents, property developers and publishers are usually
only done on a pre paid basis. All
outstanding payments are due on delivery.
Where the items are posted by ordinary post this means
we expect payment within 5 working days of receipt of
goods. We do not do "28 day invoices" 6 weeks
credit or any other form of credit/delayed payment.
Charges will be applied to late payers ( min £40
extra for payment not received after 2 weeks). Note
carefully that rights to reproduce the images don't
start until the images have been paid for. Late
payers using the images before payment will find
themselves paying at the unauthorized rate which is
considerably higher. Any alleged errors or
shortcomings in our invoicing or imagery must be drawn
to our attention within 7 days of your receipt.
Any price examples above are the typical cost of a straightforward, single site, non urgent job, some complications may add to the cost or preclude aerial work in a specific area so please email your requirements for a confirmation of the price. I do multi site jobs for not much more if its in the same area . Many of our jobs our multi site jobs covering perhaps 10 to 50 or more locations, these can work out very cheaply per site.
Finished photographs . Below are some of the most common options for orders. The timescale's quoted are usual but not guaranteed, and in all cases urgent orders must be discussed and agreed before hand. We can do almost anything so if you have a specific need email and ask!
Digital This is now the standard
default medium and much better than the old film
cameras. I supply a cd or DVD with the full selection
of images on and if urgent I can supply a selection
digitally over the net usually within a working day. A
non transferable unlimited non transferable
non exclusive, royalty free licence to reproduce
is assigned to the customer on payment so you can
reproduce the images any size , media or quantity you
wish at no extra charge, forever. The images are
supplied as high quality JPEG format or most other
formats if requested ( eg TIFFs but if you require
TIFFS please ask before shooting as we only archive
RAW and JPEGS). Our latest digital images are suitable
for most uses and will produce excellent prints to
very large sizes. Digital orders do not include any
prints as standard but lab quality prints may be
requested as an extra.
We can also undertake digital manipulation of images if required such as touching up, annotating or highlighting particular features on a favorite image Click here to see an example of this artwork. Up to an hours manipulation work is included with the commission price for minor retouching of a single image although very extensive work like this will cost extra. Usually an hour is quite sufficient for typical highlighting, cropping and annotating jobs.
legal use Please specify when ordering if the images are for litigation / court use. We will then ensure the images have the minimum of manipulation and can counter sign one of the images as a true representation of the subject. If this is not specified then the images will be supplied with aesthetics as the priority and may be cropped, color adjusted, haze reduced and may have blemishes removed. I have supplied many images for legal problems such as boundary disputes and road traffic accidents. I can also act as an expert witness in court if required.
Urgent orders and time scales for aerial imagery
" Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and fly ! "
Specialist in urgent aerial photography
Subject to flying considerations, for my premium service I fly when you want me to fly and fit in with your timescales. I do a lot of jobs where I have to provide the images in a certain time window, typically delivered within 7 days for a 1 week service although most customers give me a month. Please note the UK has very changeable weather and I cannot control it and therefore do not guarantee to shoot in any particular conditions. Your images may be done in haze or under cloud although I would not normally photograph in the rain. I try to shoot in the best weather I can but am limited by flight clearances, aircaft availability etc If you need a perfect sunny photograph please buy one of my stock photographs of which I have a huge selection. Many jobs have to be done under cloud and for that I have the best camera and best equipment available and using a fast lens, particularly the f1.2 Lenses with Gyro stabilizer allows me to shoot at least something in any weather safe to fly in . I have the best poor weather and low light aerial photography money can buy and can offer a nearly any weather service. With coming from the Manchester area I am very experienced in poor weather aerial photography and can produce sharp images where most photographers cannot. If speed really is important then an urgent job can usually be done within a week and often next day but please remember, if its stormy the wind is too high we cannot fly and if there is low cloud we may not be able to see your target. The subject also will have an effect on time-scale- a large area or very high altitude shot will require a much clearer day with the clouds higher up as I cannot shoot through the cloud, only from under it. Also there are fewer suitable days in winter. If you know you are going to want a photograph try to give me at least a month (this doesn't mean it will take a month, we have been known to do a non urgent job an hour after the order was received and about a quarter of jobs are lucky with the weather and taken within a week) Most are done in 1 to 4 weeks. I don't hold up any orders waiting to build up a batch (a practice known as gang shooting) , I will fly whether it is just one job or many (Many / most or all other aerial photographers will not fly for a single job unless its at a premium price) Although technical problems / aircraft availability can cause a delay I have at my disposal, a fleet of 6 CAA approved Cessna aircraft plus numerous helicopters at strategic locations throughout the UK so as to maximize availability.
Please note most of my aerial photography is done from small aircraft and helicopters which are very temperamental and fragile things , as are some of the pilots, so the possibility of an aborted flight is ever present.
The examples and most of the gallery images are taken in summer, please be aware that aerial photographs are different in winter with more shadow and different colours. Houses and properties with extensive gardens will look much better taken between May and September.
Image courtesy of Thurston Helicopters, Kent
For London aerial photography CAA regulations mean I must use a twin engined aircraft as above or a twin engined helicopter.
Image courtesy of Stapleford Flight Centre, Essex
Webb Aviation, "Villa Minimus" 14 Laleham Green, Bramhall, Cheshire SK7 3LJ
Tel 0161 439 5197 Mob 0776 968 8748
All orders are
subject to the following terms unless otherwise
specifically agreed in writing .
outstanding payments are due on delivery. Where the items are posted by
ordinary post this means we expect payment within 5
working days of receipt of goods. We do not do "28
day invoices" 6 weeks credit or any other form of
credit/delayed payment. Charges will be applied
to late payers as per our right under the Late Payment
of Commercial Debt Regulations 2002. This will include
a late payment compensation charge starting at a
minimum of £40
interest at 8% above base rate on all owings from the
7th day after the invoice. Use of images before
payment will result in additionally being charged the
unauthorized use rate which is considerably higher-
more info on our copyright
All stock pictures
will be delivered within 28 days maximum unless agreed
with customer. Commission orders are subject to the
weather and are to be agreed with the customer on a
case by case basis. For commission orders all pictures
and negatives will be delivered within 28 days of
being taken (NB this is the longest time, the usual
dispatch time is well within 10 working days) .
All sizes quoted in inches are
approximate to the nearest inch. If exact size is
critical please email us and we can be sure of meeting
your requirements. Occasionally we may supply an image
slightly larger than ordered, at no extra cost,
because we think it is better. An image in a frame
will have a viewable area smaller than the size quoted
because a small amount will be covered by the mount
within the frame.
We accept no liability for any consequential loses. If your order is time critical and late delivery would have financial consequences then aerial photography is probably not suitable for your needs as it relies on the weather. Furthermore printing and laboratory services are provided by third parties over which we have no control. You must check carefully all negatives, prints and digital files before use. Imperfections caused by dust etc on negatives are common we do our best to locate and correct these before dispatch but sometimes these imperfections may be present in your final prints or scans. Mistakes are also possible with targeting and describing photographs. We will be happy to replace/correct any such imperfections or description errors but accept no responsibility for any loss consequential with your use thereafter. Check before you use!
Online fraud - as a photographer I am not an expert in online fraud. All my shopping cart transactions are handled by a large finance company called paypal. Webb Aviation holds no credit cards details nor even sees the number when pictures are ordered online. The risks of fraud are small but there is always a risk somebody will hack in and steal something so it is a condition of my online shopping that the customer accepts this risk and I accept no liability for any losses resulting from loss of data or compromised internet shopping. If you would like to order a photograph in relative security post a cheque.
Webb Aviation reserves the right
to cancel an order at any time if we are unable to
supply for any reason. If we cancel an order ourselves
then we will refund in full any monies paid. No
liability can be accepted for any consequential losses
arising from late or non delivery of an order or
through any other mistake or problem with supply of
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Trademarks/ third party copyright: plain english important information As a photographer I am not qualified to give legal advice on the very complex matter of Trademarks and third party copyright. You should be aware that some of the images may depict items where trademarks are involved. For example most of the football clubs have their names registered as a trademark. Similarly I have a number of shots of TV sets and the name of the TV program is trademarked. As I understand it my art is allowed as fair use of a Trade mark also educational and editorial use such as my website but if you intend to do something more commercial using the trademarked name then you may require the permission of the trademark holder , for example if you wish to re sell one of my images and you want to write the trademarked name on the product being sold you would definitely need permission from the Trademark holder. In some countries it may even be the case that a building is registered as a trade mark or something depicted on a picture is subject to copyright additional to my copyright of the image. Note carefully that I do not accept any liability for any claims resulting from the use of the images and you , as user indemnify me against any claims arising . So in short if somebody sues you for what you do with my pictures I don't accept any liability and you get to pay any costs, fines charges etc weather against your name or mine. Always get legal advice before using them.
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