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Photographs of the ground from above. Including from airplanes, helipcopters, balloons, kites, multicopter drones.

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How to place a light-weight point and shoot camera on a balloon

How do I place a light-weight point and shoot camera on a balloon filled with helium gas?
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How to calculate Hugin lens data for Aerial Photos

I have some aerial photographs from the 60s and 70s I want to stitch together. I known nothing about the camera that took these photos, and am not sure how to calculate the Focal Length or Horizontal ...
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Camera selection for model airplane

I have a model airplane that I can put a camera facing straight down to take pictures of terrain. I used a $70 Cannon Powershot with CHDK and some (most) of the images were blurry. I need a camera ...
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Is this a real photo of NYC?

I found this somewhere online, unattributed. I'm wondering if it's synthetic or a real photo. If it's real, how has it been shot and/or post-processed to make it look so much like a computer game - ...
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How can I add geotagging information to aerial photos?

I have a small high wing airplane. I want to take aerial photographs and use them in DeLorme Xmap 8 software program. I have a GoPro camera 3, which I can mount to a wing strut and take pictures ...
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Is there a word for the point where the optical axis meets the ground plane in a scene?

In aerial photography, or photography in general: Is there a term for the point where the optical axis intersects the ground plane( scene)?
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Determine the size of an object from an aeriel photo [duplicate]

Given: I shoot from 1,000 feet ASL I used Canon 1000D with 500mm telephoto lens Question: How can I measure or find the size of an object that i shoot using the following data? Can you show me the ...
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Why is this aerial picture of an airplane in flight not blurry?

So this might be more a physics question but I was wondering why the plane isn't blurry in this satellite photo? I am assuming the its traveling quite fast! ...
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Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?

What are the laws for photos taken during a commercial flight? Just shooting some clouds outside the window and maybe a small city picture after takeoff. Anything I need to know? Apart from what's ...
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What are ways of improving aerial photos?

When taking photos from a plane, what are ways of improving the quality of your photos? I've noticed two main issues: When photographing through the plane window, you'll often get reflection and ...
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What caused incorrect geotagging of my aerial photos?

I tried to geotag my photos from my DSLR using GeoSetter software. Although I corrected the time shift (I had 16 minutes difference between camera and GPS time) I am still unable to geotag my photos ...
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Why does my autofocus fail in windy conditions?

When I say windy, I mean inside 100+mph prop-wash, shooting from an open cockpit aircraft. The camera is an Olympus C-765 UltraZoom, which features a retracting zoom lens. It may be that manually ...
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How do I control the camera in Kite Photography?

I saw an older post on the site that mentioned Kite Photography. I find that very interesting, and I want to try it. I have a couple of old compact cameras that I wouldn't mind putting them at risk. ...
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DSLR, Lens, and other considerations for Aerial Photography

I'm going to be getting into aerial photography of properties, buildings and homes. Is there anything in particular to keep in mind when shopping for a camera and lens?
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Image stabilization in aerial photography

Is image stabilization useful when shooting from a flying plane or helicopter?