Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Update on aerial photography suitable for YACs and schools etc
for kite, pole, small balloon and water rocket etc
I see you are using these small keychain type cameras which don't have a screen. Do you have a computer or something in the field, so you can show the kids what sort of results are being obtained?

How cold and wet did you get doing water rocketry in the snow?

Is a keychain camera light enough to put on a pigeon?
Hi Hamish
So far, we have not used the keychain cameras with with kids (except family) as we want to ensure everything works well and is both safe and simple for independent use.
When we work with YACs and schools, as we are there to supervise, we use our normal cameras so that we can immediately show the kids what they have taken:

[Image: cairnpapplemay2012e.jpg]

At gatherings, like on Cairnpapple above, we do take computers and Group and Trust Archaeologist, Jim Knowles, sometimes uses a live video feed:

[Image: jimsdownlink.jpg]

How cold and wet did you get doing water rocketry in the snow?

No problem, very little wind, by choice when flying a rocket. The water is not a problem either...unless you stand next to the rocket when it takes off. I prefer to use an electric pump and stand at least 15m away ;o)
It is when we have to climb hills is sub-zero temperatures to fly kites in a 20mph wind that things get a bit cold.

Is a keychain camera light enough to put on a pigeon?
The Bavarian Pigeon Corps was one of our thoughts too. The answer is probably yes (18g) but I would like to see one on a falcon as the flight of pigeons is not ideal.

I always find the reticence of archaeologists to do kite aerial photography amusing, when junior school children just get on and do it.
The simple techniques using keychain cameras are not for the sensibilities of the children but the adults who are responsible for them. The important thing is that they are fun for the kids (and for me ;o).
For real work in the field, I will always use a kite and pole.........but you never know!

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Drone Photography - Do you need a CAA licence? kevin wooldridge 7 5,998 6th October 2014, 10:27 AM
Last Post: beamo
  Archaeology in Schools Dirty Boy 8 6,969 28th September 2014, 09:04 PM
Last Post: vulpes
  A new Facebook page: Kite Aerial Remote Sensing - a quiet revolution. John Wells 1 2,265 15th April 2014, 01:17 PM
Last Post: John Wells
  Alice Roberts says no to teaching creationism in our schools! BAJR 36 20,696 4th April 2014, 10:30 PM
Last Post: Wax
  Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) - a first outing. John Wells 3 3,099 14th March 2014, 07:49 AM
Last Post: John Wells
  Lecture on kite aerial photography, Edinburgh, 2nd December 2013 John Wells 1 2,009 19th November 2013, 07:42 PM
Last Post: John Wells
  Initiating Phase 2 of SNAPS - Aerial Near Infra-Red John Wells 1 1,955 18th November 2013, 11:56 PM
Last Post: John Wells
  Full Article: Kite Aerial Photography on PLOSone BAJR 6 5,376 22nd September 2013, 11:04 PM
Last Post: Unitof1
  IfA update on Self Employed and Volunteers BAJR 11 6,703 15th August 2013, 11:12 PM
Last Post: Wax
  The Scottish National Aerial Photography Scheme (SNAPS) John Wells 4 3,989 5th August 2013, 12:47 PM
Last Post: John Wells

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)