A FREELANCE photographer has embarked on a new drone venture.

David Bridgen has launched DroneCam Solutions Limited to cover Yorkshire and the North-East.

The 31-year-old, who is originally from Darlington, says he hopes to capitalise on the popularity of drones, which are increasingly being used to market large properties and carry out surveying work.

He revealed DroneCam is using a live video link so customers can watch footage as it is being captured.

He said: “Our filming capabilities give clients a cinematic feel and the picture is of an equally high standard from well-positioned angles and heights.”

Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Mr Bridgen is Civil Aviation Authority certified and a member of the Drone Safe Register of fully-qualified and insured pilots and operators.

His company undertakes commissions from estate agents, surveyors and marketing agencies, as well as an ever-growing range of industries that want drones to highlight their work.