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Aerial Photography

Updated: Apr 15

Aerial Photography

Aerial photography has been in rising demand, especially at important events and occasions. This technique requires a great deal of skill to deal with the various tools and technologies it includes. Companies and organizations make use of these technologies to obtain professional images and videos that serve to promote their brand. In this article, we shall learn more about the nature of aerial photography and the unique range of services provided by Inspire Art & Studio.

What is aerial photography?

The process of capturing pictures or videos from the air using any means to carry a camera above the ground is aerial photography. For these purposes, a remote-controlled aircraft which is known as a drone system that houses a dedicated camera system is used. The difference between aerial and normal photography is in the level of image capture, aerial photography differs from space photography which uses satellite equipment for imagery.

History of aerial photography technology:

During the First World War, spy intelligence was of great importance and was a vital asset for any nation aiming to win the war. Initial attempts comprised rudimentary cameras strapped to kites, for obvious reasons this wasn’t a feasible method. Future designs used warplanes to carry large film roll cameras with strong zoom lenses to shoot high-altitude aerial pictures behind enemy lines, this was made possible by developing large photographic films that could capture high-resolution images.

Today, despite the continued use of aerial photography for military purposes, this technology has been implemented in scientific and exploratory fields to help document hard-to-reach areas such as volcanoes, geological surveying, mapping, and others. Frequently used for marketing purposes as well, aerial photography has proved effective in producing unique footage for any set of services and products.

History of aerial photography technology

What are the features of an aerial photograph?

  • Aerial photography outputs high-resolution images, which are used for land surveys and distance measurements.

  • Aerial images have wide viewing angles, thereby covering sizable geographical areas. This is great for marketing big projects that are difficult to capture using ground cameras.

  • Compared to the features they offer; aerial images are very cost-effective. They can be used for advanced scientific and technical studies at an appropriate cost.

  • Modern drones allow for the easy sharing of aerial footage through physical or cloud storage.

  • Drones can access areas and capture footage that would be difficult or impossible to replicate through traditional techniques. Some modern drones possess the ability to map areas in 3-D technology, infrared, and other unique features.

Characteristics of Aerial Photographs:

Aerial photographs are photographs taken from above the ground using specialized equipment, such as aircraft, drones, or satellites. Here are some characteristics of aerial photographs:

  1. Overhead perspective: Aerial photographs provide a unique, overhead perspective of the subject and its surrounding area, which is impossible from ground level.

  2. Large coverage area: Aerial photographs can cover large areas of land or water, allowing for comprehensive mapping and surveying.

  3. High resolution: Aerial photographs can provide high-resolution images with a level of detail that is not achievable through other means, allowing for accurate identification and analysis of features on the ground.

  4. Vertical and oblique angles: Aerial photographs can be taken at either a vertical or oblique angle, depending on the desired perspective and application.

  5. Stereoscopic vision: Aerial photographs can be taken with two cameras, which enables the creation of a stereoscopic image that provides a 3D view of the subject.

  6. Time-lapse analysis: Aerial photographs can be taken at regular intervals to capture changes in the subject over time, allowing for time-lapse analysis of natural or man-made features.

  7. Georeferencing: Aerial photographs can be georeferenced to accurately place them in geographic space, enabling integration with other spatial data for mapping and analysis.

  8. Interpretation and analysis: Aerial photographs can be used for the interpretation and analysis of natural and built environments, such as land use, vegetation, topography, and urban development.

The external and aerial photography department at Inspire:

Inspire is one of the leading companies in the field of external and aerial photography, where it has been a forerunner in using this technology to photograph and market real estate projects in an integrated manner.

Given the advantages of aerial photography we have mentioned, you can benefit from promoting your product or service, as Inspire's professional team provides external and aerial photography services to produce professional photos and videos at record time and affordable prices, so don't hesitate to contact us.

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