Getting a little bit higher use a monopod. We are often in a situation where we could be doing with a few extra inches or even feet to get a different view of our subject and popping our camera on our monopod is the ideal tool to elevate our position.
The problem isn’t obtaining the extra height it’s working blind a guessing game. Of course triggering the camera is simple enough with either a wired release or a wireless release, I use both for different situations. With wifi enabled cameras and live view to mobile devices is a leap forward but tends to be the domain of consumer camera models though it is creeping into the better dslrs.
Tethertools Case Air
Taking control of a dslr which doesn’t have built in wifi can be done with the new Case Air wifi unit and the controller App, this local area network allows us the flexibility of tethered control and yet remain flexible if we combine it with a wired trigger to release the shutter exactly when we want without releasing our grip on the monopod holding our expensive equipment high above our head.
I use a simple magic arm and mini clamp to hold a phone or tablet attached to the monopod this lets us work hands free but we can chose to use the autofocus control using the screen with a simple touch.
The App CASEremote
The CASEremote application is available for iOS, Andriod, OS X and Windows each gives total control and live view feature along with extras like time lapse, focus stacking and an intervalometer with the ability to exceed the inbuilt 30s shutter speed limit of most models.
The Case Air Wireless Tethering System connects and transfers images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet or computer. Case Air lets you control advanced camera settings including focus points, exposure settings, bracketing, time-lapse, HDR, and more. View your images on a larger screen to check critical focus and composition, or use Live View or movie mode for real-time capture to share and collaborate as you create.