Overhead drum pictures???

kissarmyfreak

Senior Member
I was looking around here at all the amazing drum porn and I got to thinking. How do some of y'all take such great driver seat pictures? The ones from above. What do y'all stand on? How high up do ya take the pictures.

Just wondering how I can get some pictures like that, of my kit.

So feel free to attach some of those picture here. I'd love to see em.

thanks
 

areFish

Silver Member
I stand on a buffet I inherited from my grandmother. I shudder to think if I ever loose my balance doing this. Being impaled by my gear is not how I want to go.
 

THC

Senior Member
I put my camera on a tripod, set it on the 3 sec timer and hold it up near the ceiling by the legs.

 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
Here's one of my favourites, mainly because of the lighting . It's a bit of a crappy copy though, as the original sit's on my other computer. I'll see if I can find a better example.

Anyhow, this one was an easy shot. Taken from a balcony access over the stage.
 

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DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Just get a ladder.

I haven't taken any stills from above, but for a video, I hung the camera from a boom cymbal stand, put the stand as far up as it go, and instant over-head shot.
 
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mediocrefunkybeat

Guest
When you're my size you don't trust drum stools in quite the same way!
 

adam!

Senior Member
You can stand on a drum stool....
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Or you can stand on a porch railing...
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I recommend some form of agility and balance though.
 

kissarmyfreak

Senior Member
... we're all actually very, very tall. Like nine feet.

You mean you aren't?
Nope I'm just 5' 6"

& I agree with mediocrefunkybeat

I'm not sure if the swivling trone would be the best ideas.

I do like the smart answers though..

Cause If I had super powers & was 9 feet tall I know I'd be able to get an amzing shot!

thank y'all keep em coming!
 
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mediocrefunkybeat

Guest
Nope I'm just 5' 6"

& I agree with mediocrefunkybeat

I'm not sure if the swivling trone would be the best ideas.

I do like the smart answers though..

Cause If I had super powers & was 9 feet tall I know I'd be able to get an amzing shot!

thank y'all keep em coming!
Being 6'2" and 260Ibs is a real problem when it comes to these things! I have a Pearl Roadster throne and it's very heavy duty but I still don't want to stand on it.
 

criz p. critter

Silver Member
That thing gets any bigger and you will need a satellite to get it all.
Funniest thing I've read here in months!

I was seriously considering taking a course in Transcendental Meditation to learn how to levitate.
Guess it's easier and cheaper to just stand on the throne...
 
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Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
I put a chair behind the set and stand on it. NEVER stand on a throne because it will twist and send you toppling. It's like tempting fate to hurt you.
 

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