Category Archives: Photography

Mapping with Pole Aerial Photography (PAP)

I have recently carried out a series of experiments to develop a suitable and effective methodology, using pole aerial photography, to collect photographs of a measured grid marked with targets to produce a photographic mosaic suitable for transcription. The first … Continue reading

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DIY Folding Light Tent

There are many instructions for DIY light tents online which are based around cardboard boxes. Naturally these don’t fold flat for storage in a drawer. This model not only folds for storage, being folded flat also makes it very portable. … Continue reading

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Setting up CHDK on a CANON S100 for Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

This tutorial assumes that you know what CHDK is and have successfully identified your firmware version and loaded the correct CHDK build onto your cameras memory card (for the S100 see here and look out for the link to a … Continue reading

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Stratospool Field Test

My intended field testing of my Stratospool has been delayed for a while due to other priorities. This weekend though I did get the chance to try it out. The wind was blowing around 9-10 mph at ground level so … Continue reading

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Stratospool Kite Reel

Having followed various discussions on the merits of the Stratospool kite winder on the Kite Aerial Photography Forum (http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/discuss/ ) I decided to make my own. Click on the image to enlarge The real catalyst was a recent visit to … Continue reading

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Meerstone expands into photography sales

Just by chance, a couple of weeks ago, we found out that there was going to be a craft market at the Halifax Piece Hall over the extended Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend. There were still stalls available for all but … Continue reading

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Extending a wired shutter release

This is primarily so that I can use my Sony α350 for pole aerial photography. I will also find it useful in other situations where the alternative option of a wireless trigger may not work. What you will need 1. A wired shutter release … Continue reading

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