I'm not sure I'm using the correct terminology -
I want to take pictures of large quilts laying flat on the ground. On the ground rather than hanging because it's difficult to get them to hang perfectly flat. My idea is to have the quilt laying flat on the ground, and somehow have the camera directly above it near 8' off the ground suspended from an arm or boom so it could be in the center and have the least amount of perspective distortion.
Most of the booms I've seen are for lighting so they wouldn't take the weight of a camera. Is there something out there that will do this? I already have triggers so once I can get the camera out there I can fire it.
The camera and lens I have combined will be about 3 lbs total.
I saw this:
which looks like it may work, but I'm not sure because I'm completely unfamiliar with studio lighting equipment. Would this work and if so, is there a cheaper product that would also work?