Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position. Usually the camera is not supported by a ground-based structure. Platforms for aerial photography include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, multirotor Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, pigeons, kites, parachutes, stand-alone telescoping and vehicle-mounted poles. Mounted cameras may be triggered remotely or automatically; hand-held photographs may be taken by a photographer.

ALPA offers models suitable for aerial photography: Additional hand grips offer an optimized handling and operation. The ALPA 12 TC offers a perfect compactness where the ALPA 12 FPS features a fastest built in shutter time of 1/4000 sec or up to 1/800 with leaf shutters.