Set your cam in the corner, connect a wide-angle lens, and utilize an intervalometer to catch all your images. I've been doing this for a couple of years and it works excellent. :)
Numerous Nikon cams have this function integrated in however if yours does not, or you have a Canon or other brand, you can discover an intervalometer accessory online for about $20 to $30.
And yes, in spite of the title of this post, you might utilize this idea for other kind of vacation or occasion too. :)
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