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Feb 3, 2010, 6:54 AM
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Setting up a camera with only 2 people
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Hi there

I was just wondering, how do you set up a camera for a good shot if it's only you and your partner?
One person climbing and one belaying does not really equal good photos. (ass shots)

Any accesories that would make it easier?
Any ideas that could make it work?

Attaching a camera to something and lowering a bit?

I was thinking of modifieng a tripod, and clip it to a bolt on different route (Tripod is now horisontal) and then maybe having a remote trigger or something.
Maybe have a laser pointer attached to the tripod to help with the climber position.


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The key to getting decent photos while seconding is to make sure to include the leader's head in the picture. Time it so that he is looking up, etc.


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I like your idea of hanging a tripod off a bolt, but you would be limiting yourself to much in my opinion, & the setup & take down time would be large.. unless your looking for that exact shot & know exactly where & how you will be on the rock at that point.


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A better solution to all the remote / tripod / laser pointer tomfoolery, is just to become competent at using directional anchors, and to think about photo position before you are locked into belaying.

For example, to take the picture below, I built an anchor upon completing the pitch, and then pulled up about 18' of rope before clove hitching it to the anchor, ran the line to my climber through a directional, andthen carefully strolled down a spine of rock 15' away from, and 6 feet below the main anchor.

I tossed a cam in (as falling left or right from my position would be bad) and began the belay.



Note: My parter posted the pic not me.... I would have had it oriented vertically.


guangzhou


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summerprophet wrote:
A better solution to all the remote / tripod / laser pointer tomfoolery, is just to become competent at using directional anchors, and to think about photo position before you are locked into belaying.

For example, to take the picture below, I built an anchor upon completing the pitch, and then pulled up about 18' of rope before clove hitching it to the anchor, ran the line to my climber through a directional, andthen carefully strolled down a spine of rock 15' away from, and 6 feet below the main anchor.

I tossed a cam in (as falling left or right from my position would be bad) and began the belay.

[image]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/504/medium/nikon_stitch_01_small.JPG[/image]

Note: My parter posted the pic not me.... I would have had it oriented vertically.

This routes looks familiar. Name???


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Likely not that familiar. Not yet popular, but quite good despite loose rock.

The route is pitch 3 of "Dirty Sanchez" on GooseEgg Mountain. Tieton, WA.


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