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It was definitely hard to overlook Cris Benton at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire (he was the guy walking around with 29-foot fishing pole). Cris’ carbon fiber fishing-pole-turned-monopod netted some amazing photos of the event and attending crowds – be sure to check them out in his Flickr photoset.

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Of course, this isn’t his only method for capturing bird’s eye views – those of you keeping track will recall Cris’ Kite Aerial Photography project featured in MAKE Volume 1 as well as a segment from Make: Television all about his project.


Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • KWdaddio

    Awesome images ~ Very Inspiring. How did you attach the camera rig to the pole and are you using a tripod head or what?