Aerial photography using drones is one way of taking images from the air. Since the invention of the camera, people have dreamed of capturing such images, their illusiveness making them all the more desirable. Ingenious methods have been devised to make such images possible, which in the past have included the use of rockets, balloons and even pigeons! Nowadays, however we use manned aircraft or aerial photography drones.
Aerial photography drones cannot replace manned aircraft for taking aerial images but recent advancements in drone technology and their availability, mean that aerial photography using drones is much more accessible, depending on the context of the project. At Aerial Image Masters, we also make it a quicker, safer and more cost effective option too.
Manned aircraft such as helicopters and planes do, admittedly, hold a number of advantages over aerial photography drones however.
The limits on height that an aerial photography drone can fly at are set by law and are also restricted by the technology of the day. Manned aircraft are not as limited and so can collect aerial photography from a higher vantage point. They can also fly for longer and so still have a part to play in the aerial photography arena.
Despite the limits on aerial photography drones in comparison with manned aircraft, the types of image that each capture remain basically the same.
‘Bird’s eye view’ shots are also known as Near Vertical and these are what is commonly associated with aerial photography using drones.
Near Vertical shots are a great way to utilise aerial photography using drones in planning activities as the layout and scale of a large area can be relayed back to colleagues on the ground. The difference between Near Vertical and True Vertical shots is that special equipment is required for True Vertical to ensure that a picture is captured at exactly 90 degrees to the ground. In making scaled maps, topographical distortions would then need to be removed at the post production processing stage.
An aerial photography drone is also able to take something called an oblique shot. These are separated into two catagories; high and low oblique. A high oblique picture features the horizon whereas the low does not.
Aerial photography using drones can also be described depending on how the subject of the picture fits inside its frame. A ‘close up’ image has the subject filling the frame, whereas a ‘wide’ shot has the subject within the context of its surroundings all within the frame.
Whatever your project and whatever your requirements, you are sure to find aerial photography using drones is the most accessible and cost efficient way to capture the images you need.
Consider commissioning an aerial photography drone by getting in touch with us here at Aerial Image Masters today. We are experts in tailoring our services to provide you with a bespoke package to suit your needs at a low cost. With aerial photography from £250 per day and aerial filming at only £800 per day, we provide the most practical way to get stunning images that will really enhance your project.