Photographers produce images that illustrate or highlight something of importance. They use their creativity and technical expertise to compose an image that is captured by a film or digital camera. Aerial photographers specialize in taking photos of the ground from the air at varying altitudes and angles. To capture these images, they work in various aircraft like planes or helicopters, and also on elevated positions. Working hours are typically flexible to account for natural lighting and other factors. Many photographers are self-employed. Talent is typically more important than a college degree and it can be developed through practice and training.
Job openings for aerial photography can typically be found where you can find travel and tourism relaed jobs. The interview will assess the quality and fit of your previous work with the assignment requirements. For instance, photographing landscapes may be moderately different from photographing buildings. The interview will also assess your availability to complete the assignment. Professionalism, adaptability, and the ability to meet deadlines is crucial to being selected. You'll be expected to be able to capture the images efficiently.
To prepare for an interview for aerial photography, prepare a portfolio of your previous work and think of challenges that you overcame in order to capture those images. Focus on images that are relevant to the assignment that you're applying for. Think about ways that you're able to capture images efficiently: costs for operating the aircraft can be costly. Demonstrate your ability to plan by coming up with possible angles and flight paths. Show your professionalism by asking questions that get deeper insight into what exactly the client is trying to capture and other details that may not come to mind for non-photographers.