In the first article about this series on oblique aerial photography, we have seen how this particular method of taking aerial photograph is different from vertical aerial photography. We also went over the different drawbacks and disadvantages of oblique aerial photography. For this post, we will go over the two different types of oblique aerial photographyas well as some of its most common uses and applications.
Oblique aerial photography is classified into two categories. They are high angle oblique aerial photography and low angle oblique photography.
In high angle oblique aerial photography, the resulting image captures a larger and wider view of the structure to be photographed and its surrounding areas, both immediate and far. Because of the nature of the shot, it can include various structures and a view of the horizon in the image. It can include mountains and hills, bodies of water and other structures which are located some distance away from the subject.
On the other hand, shots taken with low angle oblique aerial photography do not include the apparent horizon of the structure. The resulting image includes only the subject and the other things in its immediate surroundings as it covers a smaller area as compared to images taken using high angle oblique aerial photography. This is quite limiting in the sense that it excludes some geographical or structural landmarks which can be used to enhance the overall view and feel of the image. However, this aerial photography technique provides a nearer and much clearer view of the structure as opposed to high angle oblique aerial photography.
Aside from the difference in the resulting images, one of the things that separate oblique aerial photography from vertical aerial photography is how it is used. People who hire aerial photography company requests low angle and high angle oblique aerial photography images for the following uses and applications.
Shots taken from both low angle oblique aerial photography and high angle oblique aerial photography are used by real estate marketers and advertisers to promote their commercial and residential products. They can be added to brochures, magazines, posters, and may even be made into a slideshow. Images taken using oblique aerial photography can be use alongside ground level photographs to further attract potential buyers.
Oblique aerial photography is also helpful for community planners. Unlike flat and map-like images from vertical aerial photography, oblique aerial photography provides the community planners with a better and more realistic view of the whole area, including the surrounding mountains and hills and others.
Oblique aerial photography also helps engineers and architects to survey the upper outside levels of the building or structure they are working on. It can help them assess outside damage which cannot otherwise be seen from the inside. In addition, they can use the images taken for progress report.
Despite the limitations of oblique aerial photography as mentioned in the first article of this series, oblique aerial photography is a wonderful aerial photography technique that can be used for many varied uses. If you want to know more about oblique aerial photography and how it can be used for your business, feel free to contact Skyview Survey – a professional aerial photography company servicing New York, New, Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.