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-:''[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adams_The_Tetons_and_the_Snake_River.jpg]''+'''Aerial photography''' is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. The term usually refers to images in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Cameras may be hand held or mounted, and photographs may be taken by a photographer, triggered remotely or triggered automatically. Platforms for aerial photography include fixed-wing [[aircraft]], [[helicopter]]s, [[Balloon (aircraft)|balloons]], [[blimp]]s and [[dirigible]]s, [[rocket]]s, [[Kite aerial photography|kites]], poles, [[parachuting|parachutes]], and vehicle mounted poles. Aerial photography should not be confused with [[Air-to-Air Photography]], when aircraft serve both as a photo platform and subject.
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-'''Landscape photography''' is a genre intended to show different spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. This popular style of photography is practiced by professionals and amateurs alike. Photographs typically capture the presence of nature and are often free of man-made obstructions. Landscape photographers usually attempt to convey an appreciation of the world.+
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-Many landscape photographers show little or no human activity in their photos, striving to attain pure, unsullied landscapes that are devoid of human influence, using instead subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light. Despite this, there is no pure or absolute definition of what makes a [[landscape]] in photography, as such it has become very broad term, encompassing urban, industrial, [[Macro photography|macro]] and [[nature photography]]. A beach full of parasols and sunbathers can be a landscape photo, but so can the view through an [[electron microscope]], which shows a different type of landscape. [[Waterfall]]s and mountains are especially popular in classic landscape photography, often calling for Large Format cameras and neutral density or [[Polarizing filter (Photography)|polarizing filter]]s. Though many photographs are inspired by traditional [[landscape painting]], the term in photography broader; most places and things can be photographed as a landscape, a kitchen, a lamp, a wall, or even the human body can be turned into a rolling vista by a skilled photographer.+
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-Landscapes are often created with such tools as a [[pinhole camera]], or a large format camera and tripod, usually with a [[wide angle lens]] (24 mm and 35 mm are especially popular). Many serious photographers use [[Medium format (film)|medium]] or [[large format]] systems to record as much detail as possible, although the vast majority of landscapes published today are from [[digital SLR]]s and [[compact camera]]s.+
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-Capturing the beauty of unspoiled places can bring dwindling wilderness areas into the public eye, so environmental protection organizations use professional and amateur photographers' work to further the cause. Notable landscape photographers include [[Ansel Adams]], [[Galen Rowell]] and [[Edward Weston]].+
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-==See also==+
-*[[Aerial photography]]+
-*[[Underwater photography]]+
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 +== See also ==
 +* [[Aerial archaeology]]
 +* [[Aerial landscape art]]
 +* [[Aerofilms]] Ltd., the first commercial aerial photography company in the UK, founded in 1919
 +* [[Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Reconnaissance]]
 +* [[Astrocam]]
 +* [[Aviation photography]]
 +* [[Battle of Neuve Chapelle]]
 +* [[Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton]] 1932 photo flight over [[Mount Everest]]
 +* [[Fairchild K-20]] An early aerial camera
 +* [[Federal Aviation Regulations]]
 +* [[Geoinformatics]]
 +* [[Kite aerial photography]]
 +* [[National Monuments Record (England)|National Monuments Record]] the public archive of English Heritage, who hold one of the largest collections of aerial photographs of England
 +* [[Oracle (rocket)|Oracle]] model photographic rocket
 +* [[Pictometry]]
 +* [[Pigeon photography]]
 +* [[Photogrammetry]]
 +* [[Remote sensing]]
 +* [[Satellite imagery]]
 +* [[TopoFlight]]
 +* [[Unmanned aerial vehicle]]
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Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. The term usually refers to images in which the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Cameras may be hand held or mounted, and photographs may be taken by a photographer, triggered remotely or triggered automatically. Platforms for aerial photography include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, poles, parachutes, and vehicle mounted poles. Aerial photography should not be confused with Air-to-Air Photography, when aircraft serve both as a photo platform and subject.

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