When I was flying jumpers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland I mounted a camera on the wing strut. In the following picture of me over my Woodbine DZ, look at the camera on the wing strut.
A professional photograph took this shot while he was sitting the students position. I had just stepped off the wheel and he caught me casually "getting my knees in the breeze." The camera above my head was positioned by the photographer who used the this and a few other as examples in article he did for creative camera mountings.
I mounted a Canon AE-1 with motor drive onto my wingstrut of Cessna 182 N69BS. This picture was taken over the PelicanLand DZ in Ridgely, MD. I mounted the camera on the wing strut and took shots of departing jumpers. I sold a slide of their jump for $10.00.
This shot is of an unknown jumper who changed his mind about paying $10.00 for the shot. I can't imagine not paying for a picture like this. The small circle beneath his chest mounted reserve is the pea gravel target area.
Another interesting use of camera systems is in this picture of me flying my ultralight.
I used the same camera mounting assembly for these shots. I used a pneumatic release for this self-portrat and the bearded jumper's first freefall.
I mounted video cameras on the robot, too. This shot shows the turret and the camera in middle of the turret. The camera was connected to a TV telemetry system. The pictures from vehicles allowed for remote real-time viewing from the vehicle.
Another picture shows the turret-mounted camera more clearly. The turret has two high intensity halogen lamps on either side of the camera.
Another shot shows the vehicle from a different perspective.
The camera system on the robotic was important for remote control. Telemetry
links permitted control and detection.