I've got an assignment to make models of some two story buildings (on a budget) and I'm trying to get a photography strategy together. A drone is not happening right now, so I'm trying to come up with smarter ways to get shots from different vantage points besides the ground. Results with just my iPhone have been really great with one story, but obviously it's really not practical. But I've been encouraged by my results with a 'consumer-y' camera.
My current line of thinking is making a rig/pole with several smaller cameras mounted to it that I can fire all at once, then move to the side, another five, etc. I'm hoping to get five going, vertically, as high as is not wobbly and ruining shots.
To do this, I'm looking into older camera models with decent resolution that support CHDK, the hacked Canon firmware. These cam be rigged to all fire at once very easily. There are LOTS of these models, and decent ones can be 16MP (my iPhone is only 12), and the firmware allows RAW shooting too, which is great.
I like this idea because I'd also like to make a rig that captures five shots at a time even when vantage point isn't an issue. One trigger, five shots...speedy.
My other route is just to basically buy a used Nikon D850 body that's 36MP, slap my 28mm prime on it and do what I can.
Are the optics in most of these smaller cameras so bad that it's not worth it? etc? Any other thoughts? Am I nuts? Am I just looking for a wacky project (quite possible)?
Thanks for any thoughts!
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