Gaspard Felix Tournachon (a.k.a. Felix Nadar) French photographer who took the first aerial picture from out his balloon “Le Geant” (“The Giant”) in 1858. source: Wikipedia
Arthur Batut French photographer who took the first aerial picture by kite in 1889. This picture was published in his book La photographie aérienne par cerf-volant in 1890. Aerial picture of Labrugière source: Wikipedia
Alfred Bernhard Nobel Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator and armaments manufacturer who took the first picture by a rocket carried camera in 1896. source: Wikipedia Alfred Maul German engineer who patented a system to bring camera equipment into the air by a big calibre canon or rocket. The first picture was taken in 1904 .