Pole Photography: how to take aerial photos with your feet on the ground!

Pole Photography: how to take aerial photos with your feet on the ground!

Take your pole photography to the extreme

Pole Photography: how to take aerial photos with your feet on the ground

If you really want a really high perspective – and can’t run to the cost of hiring a helicopter! – how about a really big pole?

We spent a fun morning using a 15-metre pneumatic QTM Telescopic Mast made from aluminium alloy (www.clarkmasts.com).

All the equipment arrived in a family-sized car, so it was reasonably portable and took less than half an hour to assemble on the front lawn; even pumping the pole up by hand was quick and easy.

We were able to capture this great panorama of the mill and weir that would not have been possible any other way.

It would be challenging to frame and capture an image this way if it weren’t for the Jarcom MDRP360 Wireless Power Panner (£840), which not only tilts and rotates the camera remotely, but also transmits the Live View image wirelessly from your camera.

It’s then simple to capture the image you want by pressing a button on the remote control.

PAGE 1: Set up your camera to shoot pole photography
PAGE 2: Take your pole photography to the extreme
PAGE 3: Turn your pole photography into 360-degree panoramas

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