Richard Elliott

I’ve had a passion for photography since childhood. After studying at Aberdeen University, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, and careers in surveying, photography & videography for Getty Images, as well as property development in London, I qualified as a commercial drone pilot in 2014 and set up Richard Elliott Aerial Filming.

Specialising in remote areas, my stock photographs for Getty have sold to many prestigious clients over the last 30 years.

My final property development in London was the construction of “The Grey House” in Highgate Cemetery, which won major architectural awards for the design team.

During my ownership of the house I established it as a filming and event location; this continues, with large parts of the 2019 series of ‘Luther’ filmed in the house (

Clients include

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Netflix logo
Rolls Royce logo
Google logo
Channel 4 logo
British Airways logo
Tag logo
National Geographic logo
BAE logo
Fred Olsen logo
Land Rover logo
History Channel logo
ITV logo
V&A logo
Harrods logo
Guinness logo
Nikon logo
Schweppes logo
Scottish Government logo

CAA approved for aerial work, PFCO company number 532, FAA number 4242184

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ARPAS logo
FAA logo
First Option logo
OPITO logo
ARRI logo
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