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.