Benefits of Low Altitude Aerial Photography - picturesfromthesky

Benefits of Low Altitude Aerial Photography

Here is a comparison of traditional airborne photography and videography systems:

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Aircraft

Aircraft have great capability with some limitations:

     - They are not good for up close shots, and obviously can’t hover in a single spot.

     - They have altitude limitations and are expensive.

     - Time over subject is very limited.

     - They can’t fly indoors.

Should we need to employ a fixed wing airplane, we have a partnership with a qualified pilot and access to several models of aircraft.

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Helicopters

Helicopters are very capable traditional aerial platforms but have some limitations:

     - They are incredibly expensive, especially when configured with a stabilizing camera gimbal.

     - They have very specific altitude and safety limitations for subject proximity.

     - They are somewhat noisy.

     - They can’t be transported into and operated in rural locations economically.

     - They can’t fly indoors.

Should we need to employ a helicopter, we have a partnership with a qualified pilot and access to several models of aircraft.

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Balloons

Commercial tethered balloons are also very capable traditional aerial platforms but have some limitations:

     - They cannot be positioned and maintain position with a great deal of accuracy.

     - They are very sensitive to wind.

     - They can be difficult to transport and deploy.

     - They can be difficult at low (40 to 60 feet) altitude in constrained areas.

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Cranes, Jibs, Polecams

These ground-based tools can provide excellent results for positioning and moving a camera platform for stills and video, but they have some limitations:

     - They have a very serious practical limitation of about 20 feet.

     - There are very limited options for stabilization and remote camera control.

     - Most are constrained to a single point and distance, effectively making them two dimensional.

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