HighPicture Systems is a company that specializes in elevated photography, that is, they take pictures of real estate properties and commercial events from high up. They use these collapsible contraptions that very much look like giant tripods that tower over rooftops.
The resulting photographs are quite dramatic. Instead of just showing the front lawn of a property, they are able to show a higher, better view that includes the surrounding scenery.
The company is now offering their business as a kind of franchise for those interested. HighPicture says theirs is a real alternative to traditional and expensive aerial photography. It has applications not only in real estate but also provides event security, supports insurance claims and provides more creative advertising.