aerial photography

Before There Were Drones: Using Pigeons for Aerial Photography

Caitlin Dempsey

Back before drones became a cheap and easy way to acquire aerial imagery, a German inventor proposed using pigeons to capture photographs of the earth from above.

What is the Oldest Surviving Aerial Photograph?

Caitlin Dempsey

The oldest surviving aerial photograph was taken on October 13, 1860 by James Wallace Black over the city of Boston.