Setting Up a CoastSnap Station
Setting up a CoastSnap station
Determining height, pitch and yaw
If you are fabricating your CoastSnap cradle, you have the opportunity to build it with a pre-set "pitch" and "yaw." This means your metal cradle will already be set at your desired angles -- both the vertical tilt (the pitch) and the horizontal rotation (the yaw). When your pitch and yaw is set in the cradle, you can simply install the cradle on your pre-determined wooden 4x6 post.
If you don't have a pre-existing wooden 4x6 post to install your cradle to and plan to install your own, you can have your metal cradle fabricated with zero pitch and zero yaw. This means that as you install your wooden post, you angle the post to the correct vertical and horizontal tilt before the cement sets. When you attach your zero-zero cradle, the post will be positioned so the cradle is lined up to capture the shot you want cameras to capture.