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KiteCam II - Donate Your Camera!
It's been quite a while since the original KiteCam adventure saw my £300 digital camera soaring into the skies to take aerial photos of the University of Kent. Unfortunately, it went a bit wrong and the camera ended up getting completely trashed when it hit the ground just a little bit too hard. It was a bit of a devastating moment, what with me being a poor student and having broken my only camera... but still, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Now I believe it is time to relive this fun experiment by planning KiteCam II. My initial thoughts were to avoid the same mistakes as last time by putting a bit more effort into making sure everything is well-organized and safe, but then I suddenly realised there is no fun without danger!
So, I'm going to do KiteCam II in pretty much the same way. It will involve a kite. A stupid, impractically huge kite. It will involve bubble wrap. Oh yes. It will involve lots of string and some toilet roll. It will involve some ingenious remote shutter mechanism which can be attached to the camera. But most of all, it will involve that ludicrous element of danger that makes it so fun.
This has made me realise that it's best to use someone else's camera for this kind of thing.
If you would like to donate a 35mm SLR camera and lens to be used in KiteCam II, please contact me. Wide-angle lenses would be best for this kind of stunt. Film cameras will do fine, but I certainly won't turn down a chance to send someone else's digital SLR in the air! :) Please note that any cameras and lenses you donate will not be returned - they will most likely end up in pieces! However, you will be safe in the knowledge that you'll be helping out with a fun project and your donation will be mentioned on the inevitable web page of photos that will appear after it's all done.
So, what are you waiting for? Let me know if you have any of the following that you'd like to donate:
- 35mm film or digital SLR camera.
- Wide-angle lens for 35mm camera.
- Crazy ideas to make KiteCam II more exciting.
I look forward to hearing from you :)
5 Mar 2006 - 22:30:21 GMT
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