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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Photography from Elevations

Photography from Elevations


There are several options for taking photographs of buildings, factories and other places from an elevated height. Before, we illustrate the advantages; here are some of the popular ways in which the elevated photography can be achieved:


  • From adjacent structure
  • Step ladder
  • Boom lift
  • Drone / quad-copter


Each of the methods has their own pros and cons. 

For example, getting permission to shoot from the adjacent or nearby building in most of the cases is not easy and in most of the situations, written permission may be required.

Step ladders are generally, available at most of the construction sites and industrial units. The maximum general height, from which the photography can be done, is from about 10 feet of height.

Boom lifts are a very option, as they offer heights ranging from 40 feet to 60 feet. In addition to the height, the booms lift offers complete flexibility in terms of distance, height and angle at which it can be positioned. The boom lift operators can vary all the parameters and offer various options to the photographer.

Drone photography using UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) mounted with small but powerful cameras is becoming increasingly popular. One of the most popular digital cameras that is used is the Sony RX100 for still photography and Go Pro Hero 3 for capturing video footage. Although, it is possible to mount a D-SLR, the heavier weight results in much less flying time.

Here are some samples of elevated photography: 



Industrial elevated photography