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Filming for Audi

We love clever ideas. Have a look at a recent quick promo we shot for Audi Ireland.

To celebrate their inaugural visit Audi Ireland teamed up with Carlow farmer and former National Ploughing Championship host George Byrne to re-create the Audi logo.

Audi Ireland create 110 metre logo in Carlow crop field to announce their inaugural visit to the National Ploughing Championships.

Audi Ireland will showcase their Q SUV family (Q3, Q5 and all-new Q7 models) equipped with the legendary quattro all-wheel drive technology at the 84th National Ploughing Championships in Co. Laois this week.

Real Estate Filming – Aerial Photography Ireland

Real Estate Filming – Aerial Photography Ireland

If you ever wanted to get drone footage of your property up for sale here’s how to do it right!!! Take a look at some recent Aerial work we did back a few months ago…

Working with the guys in Mashup Media

Ever wanted a Drone wedding photograph?

Ever wanted a Drone wedding photograph?

Aerial Photography Ireland specialise in filming and photography for a wide variety of clients; surveying, movies, commercials, property, inspections and of course (when the weather is good) weddings! We’ve been lucky to film for some top celebrity weddings across Ireland, and are passionate about making our work stand out well above the rest. In a relatively new exciting way, its now possible to capture all the action from your day from both ground and sky.

Whats more special than getting all your wedding party in a unique photograph that you’ll treasure for years to come?

We can help shoot both ground and aerial footage for your special day. With two experienced wedding videographers and enough gear to make an entire feature movie, you’ll find that getting that WOW factor of a wedding video has never been easier.

We are fully insured and fully licensed to operate drones within Ireland. Please ensure, whatever you do, go with a licensed, insured and experienced pilot for your big day.

Theres nothing worse….

The Power Of Two: Why API are among the best Drone Operators in Ireland

The Power Of Two: Why API are among the best Drone Operators in Ireland

Many clients and inquisitive members of the public sometimes ask: ‘Why have two people operate the drone, when one can buy a drone from the internet and operate it solely using their mobile phone?’

For those of us who are privy to watching countless drone videos online and in the media, it becomes very apparent that two is better than one.

Thats exactly what Aerial Photography Ireland excel at: Teamwork.

A flight generally consists of 10 minutes of flying time, sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on a variety of factors (wind, battery usage and the ability to return the drone from a safe distance). There’s multiple things to consider before the drone takes to the skies, and its certainly not as easy as it looks!

Operating the likes of DJI’s phantom series is relatively easy, which is why the mass appeal of drones has skyrocketed in the last 3 years. You’ll be surprised with how easy a takeoff and landing can be after simply reading a manual and watching some homemade YouTube videos. However, operating drones commercially, both safely and efficiently and getting that all so incredible footage while tracking vehicles, people and objects is a whole other story!

Before any shoot takes place we must first conduct an assessment of what is required for your surveying, photography or filming needs. This means we need to know the exact co-ordinates of where the shoot is due to take place, and ensure permission can be granted from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). Are you near a public road, airport, built up area, pylons, etc? What height restrictions might be in place?

Once permission has been granted we then begin assessing the weather forecasts and liaising with Air Traffic Control (if filming within restricted airspace) and thats before even arriving on location!

Once we arrive to location and understand our flight path we then conduct one final safety recce of the area ensuring theres no danger or threat for flying. Its now up to the API team to both co-ordinate the flying of the drone, whilst also operating the gimbal system which allows us to record picture and navigate the area / object / person.

Thats what makes the difference: knowing we have the utmost safety and preparation work completed, teamwork with experts in both flying (12+ years) and filming (7+ years), and professional quality assurance.

Aerial Photography Ireland are Fully Licensed by the IAA and have Full Public Liability Insurance up to €6.5 Million. Safety is our main priority whilst working with remote control systems, especially when working around people, animals and property.

Amazing Drone Footage of Ireland’s First Rollercoaster

Check out our recent 4K footage from Tayto Park’s huge wooden rollercoaster. The Cú Chulainn Coaster, which reaches speeds of 100 km/h, features an inversion and a stomach-churning drop of 31 meters, and is the biggest of its kind in Europe. The ride is out of this world, and the drone footage ain’t too bad either…

Possibly Our Best Aerial Footage Around Ireland

Winner Winner.  Aerial Photography Ireland are out and about again. This week we were completely blown away by some of the fantastic footage we recently shot, whilst filming along the West coast of Galway, with Inishboffin and Inishshark. With a combination of the rugged landscape, the clearest turquoise blue waters, the friendliest crew and (surprise surprise) beautiful sunshine, it was a dream shoot!

We can’t WAIT to share some of the amazing footage in the upcoming months, but for now heres a lovely picture of herself against the stunning backdrop of Inishboffin

Happy Flying…

Drones At Weddings

Here’s a recent shot from the stunning Adare Manor, located in Limerick. Adare Manor is renowned as one of the top Luxury Hotels in Ireland, is steeped in history and surrounded by medieval ruins. Hence, the perfect setting for a lavish wedding and out-of-this-world Drone footage. API were there not too long ago to capture this fairytale wedding!

If you have an upcoming wedding and wish to get API to film / photo on the day, get in touch via our contact page.

Aerial Photography For Weddings : Posted by Aerial Photography Ireland

Our Aerial Footage of Forbidden Fruits Festival

Yesterday we shot a promo video for the great team at Forbidden Fruits Festival, Dublin’s biggest dance music festival that takes place right in the heart of Dublin city centre. Aerial Photography Ireland were there to capture all their hard-work in what promises to be an exciting and jam packed event.

You can check out the video soon but here’s just a still from our work…

Aerial Archeology Footage with API


With the benefit, safety and ease of using drones for excavation work and research, Aerial Photography Ireland are now doing more and more site plans and Archeology work on a regular basis. Here’s a shot of one of our drones up in the air during the week on a recent project in Dublin.

Awesome Aerial Shots of Dublin


A shot from yesterday morning as the Royal Princess cruised into Dublin port. Aerial Photography Ireland were there to capture the enormity and beauty of its arrival over the weekend. Hailed as the Most Popular Cruise ship around, the Royal Princess is the world’s 10th Largest Passenger Ship so far, and holds an impressive 3,600 passengers. Swimming pools, outdoor cinemas and plenty of entertainment to keep you entertained out at sea.

Here’s a shot of the massive ship with the skyline of Dublin city in the background. Filmed in 4k, with our ever trusty s900 evo and Lumix GH4 team.

We are just as excited for the next few arrivals in the upcoming weeks.