OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

OBLIQUE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

What is Oblique Aerial Photography?  Oblique Aerial Photography is when an aerial photo is taken that is not Vertical or not perpendicular to the ground.  Generally it is less than 90 degrees to the horizon line and taken looking towards the horizon out the side of an airplane.  Oblique Aerial Photography can also be taken with drones, but drones are limited to flying only up to 400 feet which limits seeing the details of the ground as one approaches the view  towards the horizon.  Drone oblique aerial photography is good only for shooting very small properties, or oblique views that are very flat in relation to the surface to the earth.  The flatter the angle of the view the more compressed will be the final image making it difficult to see the details of the landscape, because they are more compressed.  Whether one uses a drone or Aircraft as a photography platform one must consider how much of the landscape details one wants to capture.  The higher the elevation of the camera, the more one will see the details and see a much broader and wider view.   Oblique Aerial Photography is used extensively in capturing Perspective Views.  A perspective view is one that has the front of the object closer to the viewer than the rear of the object and the object appears diminishing off into the horizon.  Such images are used for many aerial photography applications such as panoramic views used in marketing and sales of properties, and other aesthetic views to show the image in relation to the surrounding area, or to showcase the property location.  Oblique aerial photography is often used in conjunction with ground real estate photography to show the buildings or property not only from the ground but also from the air.

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