One of the challenges of being the photographer and the model is getting the camera far enough away to capture the angle of view you a shooting for while still being able to control the camera. Often times is will use a combination of tripod, remotes and timers. Other times, as readers likely know, I use the low tech solution of keeping my arm stretched out as far as I can without dropping the camera. This past week I put a little time into fleshing out a pole mount for the camera.
Version 1.0 has been going pretty well. Materials list includes; 1/4 – 20 all thread, a piece of scrap dowel and a couple of cinch nuts to keep the mount secure at the camera end. It is a little whippy, but more than stout enough for the GoPro. The bend in the first picture is cold set using an old 26″ wheel as a mandrel. The length works well for the Xtracycle. I am not sure how to carry it on my other bikes, and now I have a shorter version on the project list as well as a stouter model for the GF1