I might have an opportunity in a couple of weeks to go do some kite flying at an upcoming picnic, and I thought that I might give a quick try at quick and dirty kite photography. After all, I've been musing about lofting a camera up high using a weather balloon, so why not start with elevations of just a few hundred feet? I haven't given this much study or thought, but I know that designing an appropriate rig for attaching the camera to the line is a key element. My idea is to loft my old Canon SD1100 on a little gadget which is known as (I had to look it up) a Picavet. It's a fiendishly simple and clever device for keeping the camera basically level while attached to the kite string. Check it out:
I'll probably tack this together sometime next week after a quick trip to the hardware store. Stay tuned for pictures.
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