Getting really good low-angle shots can be difficult since you can’t use most tripods and handheld shots can get shaky and blurry. What you can do, though, is make a nearly ground-level camera mount using an old, cheap frying pan.
Photo by Roger Payne.
Over on the Fujifilm blog, photographer Roger Payne shows how he used a frying pan to save himself from lying on the ground when getting low-angle shots. You’ll need a few things though — most importantly an actual tripod head (ideally with a ball and socket joint) that you’ll use to mount your camera to the pan. Then you’ll also need the appropriate nut and bolt to mount the head and a drill with a 10mm bit.
The rest is self-explanatory: Payne drilled a hole in the centre of the pan and used the bolt to mount the tripod head. You might need to trim the bolt to the appropriate length, and it obviously needs to be the same size screw thread as the tripod head (most are 3/8″). Do the same and your pan pod is then ready to get cooking.
How a frying pan can help with your picture taking [Fujifilm Blog via PetaPixel]