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The Enthusiast's Guide to DIY Photography by Mike Hagen

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29. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY MONOPOD

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A DRONE IS the most common tool these days for getting an aerial perspective on your scene. However, there are many times when a drone isn’t practical (such as over crowded areas or in zones where their use is expressly prohibited). In these cases, I suggest using an aerial photography monopod.

The solution described here is a long extension pole with a ball head on the end. You can then attach your camera to the end of the pole, raise it into the air, and take your photographs. The foundation of this system is a telescoping extension pole like the kind a painter or window washer might use.

Parts List (Figure 29.1 ...

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