Don't have a drone? Put your camera on a fishing rod! (Or a big stick, or a kite)

Drone camera fishing rod hack
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These could be the best photography hacks ever: putting your camera on a fishing rod, a big stick or even a kite to replicate drone footage!

Getting great aerial shots usually means using one of the best camera drones, or taking a ride in a low-flying helicopter. However, just as expensive photography using aircraft was replaced by cheaper photography using drones, so drone photography might just be replace by these even cheaper camera hacks! 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.