The post last week on Jeffery Hogue's bucket truck stirred up a lot of discussion about elevated shots. Clearly a large part of what Jeffery gets out of his bucket truck is advertising and visibility. Iran Watson does a good job in the comments explaining why a truck like this doesn't make sense for everyone. However, I think it is well worth reiterating that all real estate photographers need to have a way to shoot elevated shots. There are two basic reasons:
A height of 10' to 20' will nicely cover 99% of the shots you'll need to take. Nowadays there are a lot of good alternatives for getting your camera 10' to 20' above the ground:
What do you use? Take the poll below so everyone can see what's most popular. I'm a bit surprised that about 13% of readers think they "don't need no stinking elevated shots". Yes you do! You can't make great front exterior shots if you are always standing at the street level.