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How to use a pole for an "aerial" shot in lieu of a Drone or No Fly Zone9046

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Originally Posted by @VTLV
...I was watching Rich Baums Perfect Pole Video last night thinking my old Crop sensor wouldn't do this without a Cam Ranger.

Originally Posted by @JonJ
I shoot almost all of the properties that I photograph using a pole. I always take 3 photos of each property (left, center and right) using a pole. If find that using a pole reduces the amount of geometric distortion that is created when straightening verticals. Using a pole is much faster than pulling out the drone and you can shoot HDR with a much higher quality lens. I do not use a Cam Ranger. I just set my timer to 10 seconds and throw the pole into the air. It is a blind shot, and takes some practice, but I can get some great results even shooting at 20+feet in the air.

This could be a nice alternative for Canon users surrounded by airports unable to fly drones "legally" or backup for other reasons.

Above from this WGAN Forum discussion.

Hi All,

Not yet a drone photographer, but still need an "aerial" shot of a house for sale?

Are you a drone pilot with a project in a No Fly Zone?

Pole + DSRL may be your solution.

Your thoughts?



P.S. WGAN Member Nodal Ninja has a 30 percent sale on select carbon fiber poles (9-30 feet) now through this Sunday, 7 April 2019. Private Message me for the Nodal Ninja Promo Code.
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Matt19 private msg quote post Address this user
Makes a lot of sense to me if you can't fly a drone!
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Video: Nodal Ninja's Quick Mount Mini Adapter System - Switch Panorama Photography Equipment Quickly

Hi All,

How do you connect your DSLR to a pole? With this geeky quick mount mini adapter from WGAN Member, Nodal Ninja (@Bill).

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I cannot see how you can picture something big with a pole.

May be a better solution is to buy a tethering system or a drone that already comes with it.

Tethering systems are usually a quite simple device but I know some company that asks $10 000. It comes with supplying power for a drone though so you can stay in the air for hours.

But I have seen a relatively inexpensive drone that comes with it. Try youtube to find it. I cannot recall though what camera it has on its board.

If you have a partner there is no problem to just hold a drone by a rope attached to it.

Tethering will eliminate fly offs but there is still other aviation rules for drones you may be breaking even it you tie your drone to a ground.
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