Posts Tagged ‘tripod’

The Photographer’s Sandbag Has Evolved… and Become the Donut-Like WaterWeight

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When you’re shooting on-location, you often want to pack as light as possible to minimize the physical effort needed to set things up. Just one problem: you’re probably going to need to carry around big, cumbersome sandbags in order to hold down all that ultra-light gear you packed.

Here to change the game is WaterWeight, a creative reinvention of the sandbag by the folks at Inspired Photo Gear. Small, portable and versatile, these little beasts ensure that your lights will be staying right where you need them without weighing you down on the way to the shoot.

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Steadsnap Attachment Lets You Simultaneously Use a Shoulder Strap and Tripod Mount

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For photographers who are constantly switching between using a shoulder strap and monopod or tripod, Steadsnap might just be the product you’ve been waiting for. It’s a small adapter that mounts to the bottom of your camera and allows you to connect both a mounting plate and sling strap at the same time.

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Take Your Photography to New (Literal) Heights with a 12-Foot Tripod

There are times when all you need to capture the perfect photograph is just a few more feet in height. A common technique is to carry around and use a ladder to stand on and snap the needed photograph. But a ladder is far from convenient in terms of weight in size.

Thankfully, there’s an alternative that’s far smaller and not overly cost-prohibitive. It’s often called a construction tripod, laser tripod or contractors tripod and it’s a much smaller, more convenient way to get your camera high up in the sky.

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Heirloom: The World’s First Tomato for Cameras

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There are some strange Kickstarter ideas out there, and the Heirloom is one of them. Akin to the tomato needle holder you probably saw at your grandmother’s house as a child, the Heirloom is actually a small, weighted, table-top tripod replacement. Read more…

Small DIY Camera Stabilizer that Won’t Hurt Your Pocket, Literally and Metaphorically

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When it comes to stabilizing your camera on the go, there are quite a few options out there. However, they tend to come at the cost of size or price, neither of which is appealing to many. That’s where the DIY “Stringpod” will help you. Read more…

A Festive Custom SLR Team Puts Together the World’s Biggest Tripod Christmas Tree

The folks at Custom SLR are in the holiday spirit, there’s no doubt about that. After all, why else would you take on the pointless (but awesome) task of creating the world’s largest camera tripod Christmas tree? Read more…

The Lollipod: A ‘Funky’ All-in-One Tripod, Monopod, Boom, Lighting and Selfie Stand

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If versatility is the name of the game, then the Lollipod is doing its best to win that game. A new product currently making the press rounds, the Lollipod combines the functionality of a tripod, monopod, boom, lighting stand and selfie stand into an extremely portable and easy-to-use package that will come in handy in a slew of different situations. Read more…

Transport a Tripod by Adding a Strap to the Bottom of a Camera Backpack

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Sick of carrying your tripod separately from your camera backpack? If you have certain types of backpacks, you can add your own strap loop system to the bottom to serve as a makeshift tripod carrying feature.
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Build Your Own DIY Tripod from Scratch

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Are you the type of person who enjoys using things built using your own two hands? 20-year-old Croatian tinkerer CroBuilder is like that too. He recently spent 10 hours in his workshop building a camera tripod from scratch.
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Manfrotto Launches the Pixi: Say Hello to My Little Tripod Friend

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You can quit squinting your eyes and holding your hats, folks. That’s not a UFO coming in for a landing, it’s Manfrotto’s brand-spanking-new Pixi tripod. It’s designed for smartphones and smaller cameras, and did we mention that’s it’s so tiny and cute? Oh yes it is!
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