Our Team

About Us

Already accomplished with land and underwater photography, videography and photogrammetry, sprouting wings was an obvious progression. Displaying the world through the lens is in our blood. We are committed to delivering the best results for our clients by being attentive to their needs and adopting a detail-orientated and professional approach.

Marcus Blatchford


Specialising in all aspects of photography, data capture and post production, Marcus has an exact eye when looking through the viewfinder and strives to push the boundaries of technology for the best result.

Phil Short

Phil Short

Remote Pilot

With an attention to detail like no other, Phil specialises in accurate, deliberate flying and provides a great, stable platform for the camera. Coming from a professional diving background, Phil is very aware of his surroundings and believes that training never ends.


3dMB Ltd are approved by the Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) with an Operational Authorisation (formerly Permission for Commercial Operations). We are listed on the CAA website here.

3dMB Ltd carry specialist drone based public liability insurance as covered in regulation EC 785/2004 upto £1,000,000 per claim. This limit can be increased if required.

As of January 2021 the UK and CAA have harmonised rules with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. This has created new operating categories and sub-categories for the operation of unmanned aircraft. Although our PfCO remains under ‘Grandfather Rights’, we have also trained and qualified with the new A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) and the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC). This selection of qualifications enables us to operate in many areas that others may not.