Comparison shot of Elevated photography vs corresponding Ground Level Stuff. Compared to the shot below, you can see the PAP shot above provides for a better sense of scale and …
Pole Aerial Photography (PAP) describes the use of poles or telescoping masts to photograph from an elevated position. Taking a picture of a building from 5 feet off the ground is not always the best way to showcase a property, and adjacent buildings are not aways nearby, accessible, or otherwise an option. Fixing distortion in post processing leads to a degraded or diminished image while shooting head on and cropping out the foreground relegates the subject to the outer edges of your lens.
Using a mast, a small laptop, an iPad for real time previews with a motorized tripod head to target the subject, I can take pictures that show off the best parts of the scene.