Aerial photography is a great way to capture breathtaking images from a bird's-eye view. It can be used to create detailed maps, inspect buildings, and enhance marketing campaigns for all types of products. But there are some drawbacks to this type of photography that should be taken into account. The location and scale of aerial photographs are only approximate, making them less reliable than other methods.
Aerial surveys are most effective on relatively flat terrain with sparse vegetation, and they cannot be used to observe forest elephants. Additionally, aerial surveys require significant resources, such as an aircraft and specialized equipment, as well as an experienced pilot and observers. Flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also has its own set of challenges. Factors such as wind speed resistance, the lowest operating temperature, and battery temperature must be taken into account when deciding to fly them.
Certain localities also prohibit flying airplanes in populated areas. Population estimates based on aerial surveys can also be inaccurate due to variations in the landscape and distribution of elephants, as well as human sampling errors. Aerial photographs can also be difficult to use in certain seasonal conditions, such as snow cover. Construction companies use aerial photographs to get a bird's-eye view of sites and detect potential problems before they occur.
However, you cannot measure factors such as distance, areas, and directions solely from aerial photographs. Terrestrial photography can also be effective for land surveying and real estate marketing. It can produce detailed close-up images or shots with wider angles, but with a much more limited range than aerial photographs. In the past, only large companies could afford to capture aerial photographs since they had to rent equipment on a large scale, such as cranes or helicopters. In conclusion, aerial photography is an excellent tool for capturing stunning images from a bird's-eye view.
However, it is important to consider the pros and cons before investing in this type of photography.