As mentioned in the earlier posts, aerial photography is divided into two categories, oblique aerial photography and vertical aerial photography. We already went over oblique aerial photography, what it is, how it is taken, as well as its types, disadvantages and uses. For this segment, we will take a look at the second of the two types: vertical aerial photography.
Vertical aerial photography is an aerial photography technique where the shots are taken from directly above the subject of the image. Hence, this method of aerial photography is also often referred to as “overhead aerial photography.” As such, in the resulting image, all you will see is a flat and map-like image of the rooftops and canopies of the building and structure being photographed, as well as the roads or other items that surround the subject.
There are three common ways that vertical aerial photography can be conducted by your choice aerial photography company.
Because of the nature by which the image of the subject and its surroundings is taken, the resulting photo from vertical aerial photography is a flat and map-like image. This in a way can be considered its biggest drawback since it does not help the viewer gauge the scale and the height of the subject or structure being photographed. In addition, viewers are unable to develop an idea about the depth and definition of the subject and the surroundings, unlike the resulting images from oblique aerial photography.
In the next part of this series about vertical aerial photography, we shall discuss the various applications and uses of images taken using this aerial photography technique as well as the different industries that utilize these images for their business. Alternatively, if you want to know more about vertical aerial photography in detail, feel free to contact Skyview Survey– a professional aerial photography company servicing New York, New, Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts who will be more than willing to walk you through some of the intricacies involved in shooting vertical aerial photography and aerial photography in general.