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That_Dude 


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Crane photography
< on 12/8/2017 6:03 PM >
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I've finally gotten to climbing some cranes. These are my high-lights :

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blackhawk 

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Re: Crane photography
< Reply # 1 on 12/8/2017 6:18 PM >
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Looks like a fun climb




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Re: Crane photography
< Reply # 2 on 12/12/2017 3:41 AM >
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Pictures from crane climbs are probably my favorite kind of pics from this site. All the lights make for some super cool colors. Any tips for someone also getting into crane climbing? Thought I finally found the perfect first crane to climb yesterday but found out it was actually heavily guarded upon further scouting.




Im new to the scene, please don't be too harsh on me!
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< Reply # 3 on 12/12/2017 8:48 AM >
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Posted by odiedog1
Pictures from crane climbs are probably my favorite kind of pics from this site. All the lights make for some super cool colors. Any tips for someone also getting into crane climbing? Thought I finally found the perfect first crane to climb yesterday but found out it was actually heavily guarded upon further scouting.


There's this thread that has some guidance.

Cranes are an adventure but climbing them and taking pictures can be challenging. A regular tripod is heavy to bring up and awkward to set up. Often I just set my camera on things for longer exposures. If you're using a smaller camera, a gorilla pod works well. Even a selfie stick can help stabilise a camera laid on a flat surface. Because of how symmetrical cranes are, it can be hard to take a picture that doesn't look a bit tilted.



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That_Dude 


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I use this tripod: https://www.aliexp...d&rmStoreLevelAB=0. I didn't buy this specific one, so I can't advice about quality but you can essentially fit it in your pocket which is nice if you're spotted in the midst of taking pictures.




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Re: Crane photography
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I use this tripod: https://www.aliexp...d&rmStoreLevelAB=0. I didn't buy this specific one, so I can't advice about quality but you can essentially fit it in your pocket which is nice if you're spotted in the midst of taking pictures.


That looks ideal for a crane. What kind of camera fits to it? I can't imagine it supporting a DSLR.




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< Reply # 7 on 12/18/2017 8:13 AM >
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I use this tripod: https://www.aliexp...d&rmStoreLevelAB=0. I didn't buy this specific one, so I can't advice about quality but you can essentially fit it in your pocket which is nice if you're spotted in the midst of taking pictures.


I’ve got a couple like this. My camera is mirrorless, so it’s a little bit lighter than the average full frame, but I still wouldn’t trust one of these to hold it up completely. It does come in handy though and I recently had the brilliant idea to affix one of my portable lights that has a tripod mount to it. Why didn’t I think of that sooner?

Edit: My favorite spin on this is the “gorilla pod” it can twist around things (cranes), making it better able to hold more weight and reach odd locations:




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That_Dude 


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Re: Crane photography
< Reply # 8 on 12/19/2017 8:20 PM >
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Steed, I use it with a D3200. It's not a huge camera but neither is it small. Haven't had any problems so far but I may invest in a gorilla pod for convenience.




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