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.
In 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.
With the advent of emerging drone technology, drones are no longer a reserve for military use only but their applications have also spread far and wide. One such application that has grown immensely over time is the use of drones in aerial photography.
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.
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.
Drones are undoubtedly the most powerful tools for making drone aerial videos, as long as your settings are just right. This drone video of Dubai’s aerial skyline is spectacular as well as breathtaking, captured with a powerful camera drone; the aerial tour of Dubai shows some of the magnificent marvels of modern architecture.