I've been doing pole aerial photography (PAP) for years. In fact I wrote about PAP as one of my first blogs in on ActiveRain back in January 2007.
And later I chronicled the development of the PAP system I was using.
If you read much of what I write about PAP especially when it comes to someone who want to get started, you will see I advocate a more manageable short pole. What I call a short pole is typically a painter's pole in the range of 10 to 20 feet. The problem is that there has been no easy solution of how to connect a camera to a painter's pole without doing some engineering.
I've recently discovered something that has solved that problem. I present to you the Pole Pixie. John and Margaret Hokkanen have developed and are distributing an adapter which allows one to easily connect a camera to a painter's pole. Website: www.PolePixie.com.
I have no connection with the Hokkanens or this product other than I think it's a great product and thought you guys might want to hear about it.
The short pole is so handy, I take it to places I wouldn't normally take the tall pole to like my son's basketball game and the MLS picnic this weekend.