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Use Your Tripod as a Makeshift Shoulder Rig for Stabilization

If you ever find yourself needing some quick stabilization when recording video with your DSLR, but don’t have a fancy rig with you (or you’re in a place where you can’t bring one), you can use an ordinary tripod as a makeshift shoulder rig for some extra stability.

(via Reddit)


Image credit: Photograph by packman86 and used with permission


 
 
  • http://berdan.ca/ berdandy

    It’d probably work better to hang something off the back end to even out the balance.

  • http://berdan.ca/ berdandy

    It’d probably work better to hang something off the back end to even out the balance.

  • http://www.eriklaurikulo.se Erik Lauri Kulo

    This is so simple that I feel stupid that I haven’t thought about this!

  • http://twitter.com/Mvdv84 Marc van der Veen

    Yes, or turn it 45 degrees so the tripod is vertical.
    Also, you could stick it in a bag or something (which is of course on your front) for extra stabilisation.

  • http://twitter.com/Mvdv84 Marc van der Veen

    Yes, or turn it 45 degrees so the tripod is vertical.
    Also, you could stick it in a bag or something (which is of course on your front) for extra stabilisation.

  • http://twitter.com/Mvdv84 Marc van der Veen

    Yes, or turn it 45 degrees so the tripod is vertical.
    Also, you could stick it in a bag or something (which is of course on your front) for extra stabilisation.

  • http://twitter.com/Mvdv84 Marc van der Veen

    Yes, or turn it 45 degrees so the tripod is vertical.
    Also, you could stick it in a bag or something (which is of course on your front) for extra stabilisation.

  • http://twitter.com/Mvdv84 Marc van der Veen

    Yes, or turn it 45 degrees so the tripod is vertical.
    Also, you could stick it in a bag or something (which is of course on your front) for extra stabilisation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    He would take better photographs without the mask.

  • http://twitter.com/retsinakis jim

    He would take better photos without the mask.

  • Asdf

    In the pockets of your trousers

  • http://twitter.com/jumout jumout

    The person who took this picture didn’t use thes technique, obviously :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gutivis Guto Amorim

    Goog idea, but it was poorly executed.
    A few months ago I used this: http://twitpic.com/4r4579

    Hands free and follow focus. lol

  • http://twitter.com/choiMatthew choiMatthew

    i use a monopod the same way

  • http://www.uranus.tyt/ KoRnH0Li0

    Works much better if the tripod legs are fully extended and a 5 kilo beanbag hanging on the center column :D