Talk:aerial photography

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aerial photography[edit]

Just found this while deleting aerial photograph. It has a Wikipedia article, but so does George W. Bush. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:01, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

weak keep. One might assume this means "a photograph taken of the sky" --Rising Sun talk? contributions 11:40, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
I am not commenting on whether to keep this entry. I had never heard of this term and my first reaction when I saw it was photographs taken of objects in the sky. JamesjiaoTC 01:16, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Just because someone has never heard of a term is not justification to delete it. This term has been around for more years than I care to count. It was a subject that I studied in getting my BS in Film and Television/Still Photography. The act of aerial photography has been around as long as there were airplanes, rockets, hot-air or lighter than air gas ballons and the still camera. Please do not remove something that has been instrumental in fighting battles to preserve world peace as well as documenting such simple things as corn mazes and crop circles. Ignorance is not the way to make these decisions. 07:37, 26 May 2010 (UTC)lmullette

Heh. If anything, Jamesjiao's comment goes to keeping this entry, not deleting it: he said he couldn't make out what the term meant from its parts; see also [[WT:CFI#Idiomaticity]]. In any event, we don't much care about how important a word's referent is: as Mglovesfun notes, George W. Bush is important, but we don't have an entry on his full name.​—msh210 17:45, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Kept.​—msh210 (talk) 16:25, 1 September 2010 (UTC)