Interior Pole Aerial Photography: Why Not Use PAP For Interior Shots?

Real Estate Appraiser with Accurate Valuations Group, LLC LA St Certified 851 - Pole Aerial Photography: Why Not Use PAP For Interior Shots?   Exterior P.A.P. photos are beoming more common.  But what about "Interior PAP" or "Interior Pole Aerial Photography" Using Kodak Zi8 Camera On Tall Monopod?  For the Agent on a tighter budget, this might be a possible solution!  I was amazed at how many inbox messages I received from Agents wanting to know how I accomplished the photos below.  It's fairly easy and certainly inexpensive!   


NOTE: The Idea To Shoot Interior Photos From A Higher Viewpoint Came From The Teachings of Carla Johnson, author of Magnetic Real Estate Photography!


Photo Below: My first attempt at Pole Aerial Photography from on top of my suv holding a monopod and taken with Kodak Zi8 with 0.5x wide angle lens by remote control clicker (about 16' to 18' above the ground). I'm sure the neighbors were wondering what in the world was going on! I like this kind of stuff...




I know that there are many real estate professionals on Active Rain blogging about P.A.P. and there's even the P.A.P. Group on Active Rain that shares ideas and tips on this extension of real estate marketing.  And, apparently P.A.P. is a popular topic on Facebook as my post below generated more than a few comments. 





But, What About Interior P.A.P.?  Why Not?  I had two (2) Real Estate Agents Comment On How Good Of An Idea This Is!   NOTE: Please keep in mind these photos are taken in the 5 megapixel mode of the Kodak Zi8.  These are not professional real estate photos and I'm well aware of this fact.  I'm experimenting as I improve my home appraiser photography skills!









Here's How! 

First, this is not "pro photography"...obviously.  This is accomplished with a simple Kodak Zi8 with 0.5x Wide Angle Lens ($39 at BestBuy) mounted on a 57" monopod ($15 Walmart) using a Kodak remote control clicker ($10 at BestBuy).





My Interior Pole Aerial Photography Flickr Set


Give Interior PAP a try and please be sure to share the results with me!  




Bill Cobb is Greater Baton Rouge’s Home Appraiser frequently called upon by banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A home appraiser with 20 years experience, Bill Cobb brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as a home appraiser.

Bill’s company, Accurate Valuations Group, serves Greater Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Western Livingston Parish and Northern Ascension Parish).

Contact Bill Cobb and Accurate Valuations Home Appraisal Group for your next home appraisal:
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Vickie McCartney
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Maverick Realty

Hi Bill~  I have been intrigued by exterior aerial photography and never thought about internal aerial pictures!  Great idea!  I am going to find you and friend you on FB!

May 10, 2011 10:25 PM
Cindy Jones
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
Integrity Real Estate Group

I stood on the top of a sink today to take photos in a bathroom.  If a home has an open staircase where I can get a shot of a living room from a few feet up I do.  Thanks for the idea to use my tripod to add more height in other rooms.

May 10, 2011 10:32 PM
Larry Bettag
Regional Vice-President
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage

Nice a photo buff.....I like great technology like this.  Thanks

May 10, 2011 10:54 PM
Marilyn Boudreaux
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s

this is great Bill, I will add this to my list of tech tools! 

May 10, 2011 11:50 PM
John Novak
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace

Hi Bill - I like the idea for interior shots. It's just a matter of finding the right height so you don't give the mistaken impression that there is a loft or other 2nd floor overlook.

May 11, 2011 12:02 AM
John Manuwal
Woodinville Washington Photographer
The Force Realty

That a cheap way of PAP photography. Thanks for the camera and gear info. Interesting views.

June 16, 2011 11:42 PM
Paul Viau
High Shots Photographaphy , My Home Exposure
High Shots Photography , My Home Exposure

Interesting! I could ad some height to my indoor shots.

Hmm.... I could just bring a 3 step stool or ladder ,and make a big difference.

Thanks for the tip! 

March 08, 2012 12:16 PM
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