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Part of being a photographer is always looking for the shot no one else has. We have talked about shooting from high by holding your camera above everyone and shooting from low by laying down on the ground. What if you want an even higher vantage point? Use a monopod. Attach your camera to your monopod and extend it all the way out. To trigger you camera you can use a cable release cord, thread along the monopod or a remote camera trigger like a pocket wizard of an ebay remote.

Matt Adcock described a method using a painter’s pole. He specializes in weddings and has some amazing work on his site. Adcock got the shot above with an assistant holding a remote flash with a red gel aimed at the dance floor and the on camera flash bouncing off the ceiling. (Set up image by Sol Tomargo)
—Melissa Macatee
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