Today more and more people are indulging themselves in photography, almost on an everyday basis. This is thanks to their trending habits of recording their lives, as it happens, from their smart mobile devices. If they are not busy taking selfies of themselves, they’re busy recording other things, events and people; what they touch, what they experience, and what others are doing or saying, or both. But as a whole, photography is still very much a professional activity.
If it is not being carried out for artistic and marketing purposes, it is being done for scientific, research and even medical purposes. One genre stream of the broad-based photography industry is that of aerial photography. It can be broken down into several sub-sectors, quite a few of them playing important parts in the lives of people down on Mother Earth. Aerial photography can even breach the earth’s atmosphere, going right into outer space.
This is one field in which meteorologists will be indulging themselves in. Of course, they will not be in outer space themselves, because all of their cameral equipment will be attached to a roving satellite. The research photographer operates this equipment from his computer based desktop weather station stationed in his laboratory. Aerial photography is a popular productive concept for producers in the movie and documentary making industries.
But the work that they are now able to do has become far more riveting if not, more effective and detail-oriented. This is because they no longer need to send a photographic team several thousand feet up in a small aircraft. The work remains quite dangerous. But not when the camera equipment is attached to a drone. This also helps to make photographic production work far more cost effective as well.