Meet the team

We’re a close-knit team of pilots, camera operators and creatives striving to produce honest, stunning and engaging productions for our clients, delivered with a personal and reliable service.

Sam Topham

Director, UAV Pilot

Lead creative of SkyVisuals. Has many years of experience working in digital media/marketing and is educated to degree level. Sam is also a CAA licensed UAV pilot. Bringing creative flair to video productions with his knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro – our studios editing platform.
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Ralph Topham

Director, UAV Pilot

Chief drone pilot – bringing sound knowledge of flight to the table. Ralph’s safety initiatives, flawless operational checklists and attention to detail during flight, ensure safe and precise drone operations each and every time we fly.

Lillie Topham

Director, Camera Operative

Camera operative and head of safety during flight. She also manages and maintains client relations and business development alongside marketing and social media. In her spare time she is a professional female vocalist.


Mavic 2 Pro with 
Hasselblad Camera

Our primary drone is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro which comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera. Made in Sweden, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality, and Swedish craftsmanship.

The Hasselblad camera possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology, which allows us to capture gorgeous 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunningly accurate colour detail.

  • 1-inch CMOS Sensor

    The brand new 1-inch CMOS sensor has an active sensing area four times more effective than the original Mavic Pro. The large sensor also means better performance in low-light environments with a more extensive ISO range, max ISO lifted from 3200 to 12800.



Photo: 12.8MP, 94° FOV

Video: 4k @ 30fps, or 1080p @ 60fps

Lens: 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle, 9 elements in 9 groups including an aspherical element

Gimbal: Zenmuse X3, 3-axis, 360° rotating gimbal

Flight time: 20+mins per battery

We fly the DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter, which is a professional aerial photography and aerial video drone capable of delivering visually stunning results. Our UAV or ‘drone’ is fitted with state-of-the-art GPS to allow for precise, controlled positioning during flight. This is paired with a 3-axis, electronically stabilized gimbal – the X3, which ensures that every shot captured is buttery-smooth and cinematic.

Our drone can record aerial video at a range of resolutions and formats including, standard HD (1280x720p), Full HD (1920x1080p) and UltraHD or 4K @ 4096x2160p, in MP4 or MOV. We are capable of shooting aerial stills at 12 megapixels in either JPEG or DNG.

To ensure the best possible view, the legs of the drone retract upwards giving us unobstructed 360 degree views.

Why choose SkyVisuals?


We hold Permission for Commercial Operations granted by the CAA.


To give everyone piece of mind we are Public Liability Insured up to £10 million.


We are insured for full commercial use of our drones and associated equipment.


We trained at RUSTA – a centre of excellence for UK drone pilot training.

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