I feel like I’ve said this a couple of times before, but I’m getting ready to go up in a helicopter again soon. I’ve been going through my previous aerial images looking at settings and overall shots. I’ve also been looking other aerial images online, but it’s getting more and more difficult to look at images taken from a helicopter, since so many aerial images are taken with a GoPro attached to a personal drone.
Personally, I feel like drones have their place and can be wildly useful in so many different applications, but my complaint is “aerial photography” means something completely different at 50-yards up in the air than 300-yards. It is sort of my complaint with taking pictures from an airplane window and tagging it “aerial photography,” as well. Technically they are all the same thing — pictures taken from up in the air — but I’m just being a whiney old man and should close my pie-hole. I do think, no matter what it is called and how far off the ground the picture was taken, by and large aerial photography is spiffy. I love getting the different perspectives of the same view.