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Farm Studios
London End, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0EZ
United Kingdom

01604 812465

Charles Ward Photography is one of the most versatile and innovative photographic studios in Northamptonshire. As a commercial photographer for over 30 years, Charles and his team been fortunate enough to work with a whole range of clients, from leading blue chip brands to small and medium-sized local companies in all kinds of sectors to private individuals. And we’d like to work with you.



Imagine hanging out of an open helicopter door 2,000 feet above the Northamptonshire countryside, camera in hand? Not everyone’s idea of a day at the office but we love aerial photography. Well Charles does anyway! And it doesn’t faze his son James that much either.

We are specialists in aerial photography and  just 3 miles from Sywell Aerodrome, we are ideally situated to respond to you requirements at a moment's notice. Aerial photography is a combination of careful planning, understanding of the weather and air law, a skilful pilot and a highly experienced photographer.

For the past 35 years, we have specialised in aerial photography, teaming up with some of the country's best helicopter companies to provide you with unrivalled views of your business premises or land. Once commissioned, we will go through a careful process to ensure your photography is legal, safe and a cost effective route for the flight to take place.

The next stage is to select a 'weather window' for your photography, which will provide us with clear conditions and we will often have a back-up day allocated, should the weather change. On the day, we will meet with the pilot and discuss the flight plan and the photographs that we plan to take to ensure everyone is aware what needs to be achieved once airborne. Depending on the budget and type of aircraft selected, we often take our customers along with us, providing you with an iPad so you can view the images as they are taken, giving you the opportunity to ensure the correct angles have been covered before we progress. Although helicopters are more expensive to use than fixed wing aircraft, we believe that we can achieve better photographs, often in a shorter space of time. The other big advantage is that we can hover over the site to achieve the exact angle (useful for progress photography) and can even fly backwards if required! This is certainly not possible in a small plane.

Charles is a highly experienced aerial photographer and never fails to deliver exactly the right angles of our commercial sites around the country. We have tried fixed wing in the past, but do agree that it is worth paying the extra for a helicopter and we love coming along for the ride!
— Graham Stokes, Marketing Manager, Pentagon