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Aerial Photography

The History Of Aerial Photography From 1800’s To Today

Aerial photography continue to amaze and inspire people. They provide that bird’s eye view of a familiar landscape that we rarely see with our own eyes. They give a sense of perspective and scale to landscapes, which is vital for many situations.

On the lesser end of the scale, there is the consumer keen to gaze at the vast horizon of their large city. On the other, there are news stations/outlets that will pay high prices for stunning aerial shots of war zones, natural disasters and more.

Aerial photography is a sub-genre that has developed greatly since the end of the 19th century. It hasn’t always been about HD cameras in planes and drones.

The progression of aerial photography stretches back further than many of us would expect. Read Full Post…

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Best Camera Drones 2017

A Buyers Guide to the Best Camera Drones in 2017

A camera drone is described as an aerial flying platform (including both fixed wing and multi-rotor design). It is also radio controlled and equipped to carry a high-definition (HD) camera capable of shooting high-quality photos and videos without any vibrations.

There are numerous camera drones in the market which make it harder for drone enthusiasts (regardless of experience level) to make a choice. This camera drone buyer guide is meant to help different drone enthusiasts make easier and more informed purchase decisions. The guide focuses on three main categories of camera drones; beginner drones, prosumer drones and professional drones. Read Full Post…

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Best Drone Videos Of US

The Best Drone Videos Of US Architecture And Cityscapes

With so many people buying well-made drone and quadcopter with camera capabilities, there are more and more drone videos out there. Everyone with a device, a camera, and a good controller sees themselves as the next pilot to make a viral video.

One of the best places to start is with aerial footage of a local area or cityscape. There are many different drone tours of American cities and footage of landmarks. The following drone videos are some of the most appealing. Read Full Post…

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Application Of Aerial Photography

Applications and Techniques For Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography Types

There are two basic forms of aerial photography with each having its unique uses and applications:

  1. Oblique
  2. Vertical

Even though technology has gone to a new level, digital world, black and white images still have their space. They are preferred in imaging because they make it possible to contrast and pick out certain features in photography when white, black and gray are involved.

Another reason for their use in the digital imaging world is because they are inexpensive.

Oblique Aerial Photography

In this category of aerial photography, one takes images at an angle which in most cases is 45 degrees. However, one can take these images at any other angle, and this is possible to do manually, provided there is the best view of the landscape.

It is possible to capture a wider and deeper context of a feature plus the surrounding area when using oblique, and for this is the primary reason for its use in archaeology.

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Aerial Photography

An Overview of The Types of Aerial Photography

Aerial photography refers to the taking of photographs from an elevated position. Usually, the photographs are taken from some air- borne craft or equipment such as rockets, airplanes, hot- air balloons and drones.

For a photograph to qualify as an aerial photograph, it must be taken using equipment that its base is not on the ground. There are many categories of aerial photography, usually categorised according to the angle of taking a photograph.

Aerial photographs are also categorised according to the proximity and width of the area covered in the photograph about the subject of the photography. Read Full Post…

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Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography: An Ecological Management Tool

Aerial PhotographyIn recent years, aerial photography has been dynamically evolving a tool for ecological management. Historically, the process of management and ecological monitoring involved aerial photographs interpretation which was time-consuming, subjective and required trained personnel.

Due to this, new approaches were used in collecting this ecological information. There are several challenges and benefits of using aerial photography for ecological management as it will be discussed shortly.  Read Full Post…

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Aerial Photography

Use of Drones in Aerial Photography

With the advent of emerging drone technology, drones are no longer a reserve for the military use only but its applications have also spread far and wide. One such application that has grown immensely over time is the use of drones in aerial photography.

In recent years, camera technology and drone technology have both become inseparable in fact the emergence of smartphones has made this convergence advance at a remarkable rate. Read Full Post…

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Aerial Photography

Mount Hood: Oregon’s Highest Aerial Viewpoint

With the advent of new technology, drone photography has made viewing of the earth from different extremely spectacular angles possible. Aerial photograph of Mount Hood’s summit shown is breathe-taking and simply beautiful.

The snow covered peak is so attractive and makes this photograph stand out with a lot of beauty. The photographer has captured the mountain’s peak as the main focus of this photograph with a lot of clarity and to detail.

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Aerial Photography: Abalone Point, Laguna Beach

Most photographs taken in aerial photography is a work of art taken from a different perspective, it requires the same set of skills as those needed in ground photography.

But what sets this type of photography apart is the perspective from which an object is viewed from. This photograph of Abalone point located in an exclusive area of the Irvine cove community in Laguna Beach, California is such a site to behold.

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Aerial Photography Explained by an Experienced Photographer

Aerial photography explained

Shooting aerial photography is a skill that must be mastered to produce the best results. There are many books and tutorials out there filled with a lot of information on this subject.

Aerial PhotographyMore often than not, though, the overload of information can seem daunting for aerial photography beginners, so much so that many shy away from even trying.

The following provides a quick guide that will get you up in the air and start taking great shots in no time. Read Full Post…

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Aerial Videos

One of the Best Drone Videos You will Ever See

 

Right from the beginning of this videography, it is evident that it was undoubtedly captured with the best camera drone due to the sharpness and clarity of the focal points.

Some of the camera drones used in this video include:

The video begins with a shot of a beautiful skyline of a water body in the foreground with part of the mainland protruding into the water body.

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Aerial Photography: Tips and Tricks for Your First Flying Experience

Aerial photography tips

Aerial PhotographyIf you are a photographer and planning to explore your first aerial photography mission, you should be aware that aerial photography is a bit tricky as compared to ordinary ground photography.

There are a lot of little tricks that you can learn to ensure you capture the best and most amazing aerial shots.

The following aerial photography tricks and tips will help you to master the art of aerial photography and ensure you capture stunning photos from above. Read Full Post…

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