One key to having good Finish Lynx images is a steady camera with a good angle of view. The best way to accomplish this is with a good camera pole. A tripod can be used, but I just don’t think they are sturdy enough. The Gill Camera Mount Poles are fantastic, they are aluminum and easy to move around, but they are very expensive. If you can weld, or know someone who can, you make your own for a third the cost. At Willamette we gave out facilities department the following schematics and they built them for us.
Fixed Sleeve Mounted Camera Pole
Heavy Duty Portable Camera Pole
You can always use a tripod, but to make you images good, and your setup easy, get a good camera pole.