What you see from the left, right, front and back is different from what you will see from above. Aerial photography brings the profession to a higher level, literally speaking. The world and all its contents look amazingly different if it viewed from above. By looking down from above, photographers will be able to see designs, patterns and texture that cannot be viewed from other vantage points.
In theory, aerial photography is defined as taking photographs of the ground from an elevated position. There are many ways to get the camera in an aerial position for this form of photography. Firstly introduced in the 1800′s, the first aerial photographs were taken from hot air balloons. But with new technology and equipment, aerial photographs have a wider variety and more angles compared to its predecessors. The image can be captured by the photographer from a platform higher than the subject, or the camera can be mounted on aircrafts, helicopter, balloons, kites and other aerial vehicles. In a capsule, aerial photography lets you view the world from a bird’s eye view.
Besides as a hobby for photographers, aerial photography is also very important in various business sectors. Many organisations require images to be viewed from above. Land use planning, movie productions, surveillance, environmental studies, architecture plans and other duties require extensive use of aerial photography. There is always a demand for aerial photography and sometimes, professional photographers get a hefty pay for taking aerial images for organisations and companies. Does this get you interested in taking up aerial photography? We surely hope so.
Aerial photography is rousing as it provides a view of the world from a perspective that man is not used to. From works of nature like rivers, mountains and forests to man made structures like cities, towns, skyscrapers and ports, each area delivers its own unique feel to aerial photography. Viewing photographs taken from above lets you amaze at the wonders that God and man has created over the years.
In this article, we present to you a collection of inspiring examples of aerial photography from all around the globe. Professional photographers have spent a lot of time, effort and money to capture these stunning images of Mother Nature and also man made structures. We sincerely hope you enjoy the collection of aerial photography below.
A circular park.
Along the river.
Rain looming over the greens.
Tiny Island in the middle of nowhere.
Twin islands side by side.
Greenery by the beach.
Getting ready for a ride.
Round and round the ferris wheel goes.
Beach and business.
The circular rooftop of a building.
Beautiful photo of an island.
Farms during autumn.
Over the bridge.
River going through a populated area.
Stones and greens.
Building by the stream.
Pagoda during the winter.
Flowers by the roundabout.
By the sea.
The canopy of a circus from above.
A majestic fountain viewed from above.
Residences and companies in an area.
Ring by the sea.
A peaceful neighbourhood.
Green and more green.
Heart shaped island.
Antique castle viewed from above.
Green yin and yang.
Of fun fairs and football.
Mountains and ice.
Greenery in the middle of the desert.
A speedboat causing a ripple in the ocean.
Antique styled windmills.
On the rocks.
Mini island in the neighbourhood.
Players lining up for a freekick.