Aerial photography means taking photographs from some elevated position. The position can be at any height depending on the objective of the photograph. There are various advantages depending on the types of aerial photography. The photography can be of a sea, land mass or geographical area under observation, real estates, golf courses etc. So the photographs of all these can be taken from some heights at different angles. One can obviously improve the quality of pictures with proper viewing angles and for that the photographer should know the proper objective of taking the photograph.
Now let’s take a look on the various ways by which aerial photography can be done
Using balloons- balloons can be used to take pictures of ground from great heights. In this cameras are fixed at balloon and automatic pictures can be taken from heights. Once you take these pictures you can then edit it to make it clearer.
Using kites- kites can also be used to take photographs from heights as cameras can be fixed and kites can be flown from different positions of the area whose picture is to be taken. With kites the height of taking photographs can also be easily adjusted.
Using helicopters- this can be termed as the most suitable one for a photographer. The only drawback is its extra cost. One can take different pictures from various angles by adjusting the size.
Using remote controlled helicopters- these helicopters can be used to take pictures from different positions from different angles at lower costs. One can also handle its speed easily to take the photographs clearly.
Next thing is the use of this type of photography- this is necessary for watching geographical areas, to look into construction possibilities or to start new factories or make some new properties. All of these demand a proper knowledge of the area under consideration. Proper knowledge can only be obtained when it is viewed from different angles and different heights. Let’s know a bit about the types of aerial photography-
• Oblique- this is the photography where you have an idea of shape as well as definition of the object under consideration. In this the photos of the object are taken from various angles. The angular view gives a 3D effect to the photos and a user friendly view can be obtained by this.
• Vertical- direct taking photos vertically below falls in this type. This has got immense uses in sightseeing and geometrical area measurements. Vertical photographs can be taken to perform error free calculations and to have an actual view of the sight.
After all these you must have you must have your own skills of photography. Patience is a very important factor in this field. To take proper pictures you must be patient enough. You should be a good learner and experience will obviously increase your skills. Choosing aerial photography as a career option can really be an enjoyable one if you are really interested in it. There are also various agencies which expertise on aerial photography and you may get in touch with them.