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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Advantages of Aerial Photography

Advantages of Aerial Photography


There are several advantages of taking photographs from an elevation. 

The varied requirements of the most of the businesses can be catered by taking photographs from a vantage point. Some of the most breathtaking photographs ever taken have been from a vantage point that offers a viewer a bird's eye view of the location. The location may be a scenic Himalayas or blue lake or in fact a small island. 

There is no doubt that the photographs taken from air are always enticing and exciting. Care should always be taken when taking aerial photographs of government buildings and other sensitive locations like defense sites, nuclear power stations, armed forces etc. In some, industrial locations there maybe changes that there are over wires that cause serious safety issues with the flying helicopters or multi-copters. 

In most of the cases, the Remote Controlled (RC) helicopters and drones are fitted with light weight advanced point-shoot cameras that are able to shoot high quality photographs as well as in some cases full HD videos. 

 One of the most popular cameras used for aerial photography is Sony RX 100, that enables the photographer to take JPEG + RAW photographs. Shooting with RAW provides a huge advantage from the post processing point of view. 

Popular photo editing software like Adobe PhotoShop or Adobe Elements can be used to edit the photographs on Windows based platforms, which for users on Mac platform can use iOS based photo editing software like Aperture that sells for USD 79. The height from which the aerial photography is taken makes all the difference! 

Depending on the requirements, the height can vary from anywhere between 50 feet to 500 feet. Above 500 feet, it become risky and the winds can caused the flying drone to wobble and the resulting photographs maybe blurry and practically un-usable. 

Here are some of the benefits of hiring aerial photographers: 

1. Vantage point: No other form of device will allow you to have the photograph taken from a vantage point, that offers a bird's eye view of the location. 

2. Unique perspective: The angle at which the photographs are taken from air are always very flattering and combined with the horizon with setting / rising sun, results in eye catching and dramatic images that are impressive and effective in connecting with the audience. 

3. Glamorous: In events like high profile weddings, aerial photography adds to the glamour factor and a novel manner to entertain the guests.