Here’s a an interesting articulated camera stand that many of you may not have considered before. This video by Make shows how to modify an adjustable desk lamp to hold a small camera offset over your subject. The video is embedded after the break, but the crux of it is to remove the light and instead insert a camera. You’ll need to build a mounting bracket to sub in the camera.
This kind of setup is useful for capturing drawings as shown above, or anything that requires the point of view to hang over its subject. I’m tempted to build something similar to use when photographing stuff for my DIY projects blog. Check out the video after the “read more” link to get the rest of the story. Continue reading