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Ashok uchangi
 

how to shoot birds eye view photos


how to shoot birds eye view photos


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5/22/2006 7:28:45 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  get a tall ladder or climb a tree?
lol
Thats how I'd do it! I was working on my roof sat. and wanted to get the cam out but it was raining.. im gonna go up there again next week and shoot my garden from 40 feet up...should be cool.
if thats what you mean..
Craig-


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5/22/2006 8:14:30 AM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Ashok,

We need a little more info than just a "birds eye view." Do you want to get into aerial photography or are you simply shooting from a hillside or tall building?

Todd


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5/22/2006 9:56:51 AM

 
Mark V. Johnson   ok, this is the best way to get a birds eye view shot. Though what I say below DEFINATLY is risking your camera, it can be done, and be done safely.

Think weather balloon...

Make a frame around a thick walled helium containing balloon. and mount your camera to said frame.. attach to a flexible and STRONG cable.. let it raise to the hieght you want.

This also can be done with a Kite.. but personally I dont trust a Kite. I like having the loft from gas.

One could combine the two, and add fins to stablize it.

Oh yeah, the Wireless remote shutter option is required, and for Higher Alt. imaging, you might need to bump the signal with a mod or 2 on the lasers.


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5/24/2006 11:55:36 PM

 
Mark V. Johnson   here are some links to both simple, and extreme versions.

http://www.eol.ee/~linnar/kap/photos/img_2759.jpg

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.benlo.com/kap/suspension.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.benlo.com/kap/&h=339&w=550&sz=35&tbnid=3ZglVcmZu2OJNM:&tbnh=80&tbnw=130&hl=en&start=13&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkite%2Bphotography%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official_s%26sa%3DN

for more idea's or examples google Kite Photography.


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5/24/2006 11:59:56 PM

 
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