Overhead DSLR Mount by batfish

Overhead DSLR Mount

Around a week ago, I posted an overheat photo of a table covered with old tools. I complained that it was hard to take a nice square photo of a table and adjust my camera settings while holding the camera up over my head.

I figured I ought to have a mount of some sort for that, and based on out little I'm likely to use it, it ought to be cheap.

I dug through my scrap metal corner and came up with a chunk of angle iron that was already the right length, and already had some holes drilled in it that I could re-use. I just rounded the sharp edges on the bench grinder, drilled some extra holes to screw it to a rafter, and picked up a cheap ($13) Arca-Swiss compatible quick release plate to mount the camera.

A quick coat of black spray paint makes it look presentable, and a the blue carabiner lets me safety strap the camera so I'm not depending on that $13 quick release plate to keep the camera safe.

Now I just need something to photograph with it...
August 28th, 2018  
Not for the first time, I find myself wishing I was your neighbour! I love your inventions and the way you think so practically. Good job!
August 29th, 2018  
Never, never under estimate a woman! Hooza!
August 30th, 2018  
brilliant! i was just thinking the other day that i need one of these... not sure i have the wherewithal to make one myself tho... i bet this will come in handy!
September 3rd, 2018  
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