What does an aerial photography flight involve? Professional aerial photography is quite a technical affair involving knowledge of not only flying an aircraft, but competencies in color science, physical and geometric optics, meteorology, the Global Positioning System (GPS), the National Airspace System (NAS), and even solar astronomy.
There is drama in extreme lighting situations, such as when the sun is low in the sky-or when it’s missing altogether. Night aerial photography and aerial videography (which is more accurately identified as “twilight” aerial photography and aerial videography) can be very difficult.
Irregular weather cycles make for some interesting flight scheduling: certain types of aerial photography and aerial videography are critically dependent upon a pristine atmosphere, a lack of dense clouds, and appropriate sun angles. Here are some examples.
Much of our work involves aerial photography and aerial videography that is intended for purposes other than aesthetics, such as documentation or forensics (especially litigation). Documentation can refer to a site materials inventory, construction site conditions causing weather delays, or an event census.
CEO, Idaho Airships. Inc. Certified Master Aerial Photographer. Adobe Certified Expert: Photoshop, Flash Professional, Premiere Pro. Adobe Certified Expert Video Specialist and Web Specialist. Certified Level III Thermographer. Trained LiDAR Operator.