Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Camera on a stick

View from a camera mounted on a stickWhen we mount a camera with a 14mm (wide angle) lens on a 25 foot tripod – we call this “Camera on a Stick”. It’s just a fun name that just stuck. This has produced some very unique “birds eye” views at weddings where a balcony or high elevation is not available. We pre-focus the lens and set the exposure to the lighting conditions of the area. Then we mount a “pocket wizard” remote trigger to the camera to act as a receiver. The transmitter is another pocket wizard mounted to another camera. This combination will allow us to shoot 2 cameras with a single release of the shutter. We have also hidden the camera on a stick behind flowers on the alter at some weddings for a view that would be impossible unless the photographer was standing on the alter next to the priest, minister. We are always looking for unique angles that others might miss – this perspective is appreciated by our brides/grooms and their families. Other view from our camera on a stick

4 comments:

Austin Wedding Blog said...

I bet you can capture some great photo angles which would make a regular picture into something unique and special. Awesome!

Orange County Wedding Photography said...

hey thats very creative! i would like to see some more of those! 25 foot tripod! sheesh! thanks for posting up some of your tips. best wishes in 2009

EverafterImages.Com said...

Well, its not really a 25ft tripod - its a light stand - but works the same.

Aaron said...

Very nice angle, so creative!!