Posts Tagged ‘Tripod’

Using a tripod for flower photography

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Some photographers feel a good tripod is essential for their photography. Others don't use one at all, feeling that a tripod encumbers their freedom. Most of us like having one available so that we can use it for certain shots, but don't like having to carry one around with us. Never the less, a tripod can help us capture images we otherwise wouldn't be able to.

In this article I'll look at the pros and cons of using a tripod from the specific point of view of photographing flowers. I'll also cover the features that you should look for in a tripod if you want to use if for flower photography.

Using a tripod for flower photography

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August 30th, 2015 at 9:36 am

Guide to choosing a tripod

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A tripod can be a great help in getting sharp photos and making you think more carefully about your composition. Many landscape, architecture, and product photographers would rate the tripod as being an essential bit of kit.

But if you're looking at purchasing a tripod, you may be a bit bewildered by all the different options available. In this article we'll look at the various features and specifications of tripods, and how they relate to real life use.

Guide to choosing a tripod

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August 17th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

10 things you can do to improve your photography today

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In this article I want to look at ten simple tips you can use to start improving your photography today. You don't need to wait for nice weather, you don't need any expensive equipment. You can start putting these tips into practice right now. So let's get to it!

10 things you can do to improve your photography today

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Why use a Quick Release System when using your camera on a tripod?

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A quick release system is designed to make it quick and easy to attach a camera to a tripod, or remove a camera from a tripod. Instead of having to screw the camera onto the tripod, you fit the camera with a quick release plate that slips into a quick release clamp on the tripod.

Why use a Quick Release System when using your camera on a tripod

This can be quite a time saver, and many photographers make use of a quick release system. Many of the different heads available for tripods (or tripods that come with a head included) also make use of a quick release system. There are a few different quick release systems you may come across, and there are also a couple of issues with using a quick release system that you should be aware of.

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October 27th, 2013 at 7:59 am

Image Stabilization Tripod vs. Lens IS vs. Camera IS

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Unless you only shoot under bright daylight, then you'll probably have had the problem at least once in a while where an image comes out slightly blurred from camera shake. This happens when there is not enough light for the camera to use a fast shutter speed.

The slower the shutter speed the camera has to use, the more likely it is that any small movements of the camera will be recorded, resulting in a blurry photo. The longer the focal length of the lens, the larger any small movement will be magnified. So longer lenses require faster shutter speeds than shorter lenses.

In this article I want to look at three methods of stabilizing lenses / cameras. These three methods all allow you to shoot at a slower shutter speed, but without getting blurring from camera shake. The three methods are a tripod, in-lens image stabilization, and in-camera image stabilization (also known as sensor stabilization).

Image Stabilizer switch on a Canon lens

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7 Tips For Capturing The Perfect Digital Photo

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Author: Dan Feildman

Many people find shooting a digital photo to be harder than expected. You might find that you have been taking digital photos since first introduced but have never quite captured that perfect shot you set out for.

Nothing is as disappointing as missing that important event, such as your daughter's dance recital or even your anniversary trip to Italy. When that once in a lifetime moment is remembered with a horrible photo, the frustration can be overwhelming.

That leads us to the question of how do you take that perfect photo? The first rule lies within the photographer themselves, for it is with the photographer that the photo begins, not the camera itself. It's just that simple. Think about how you can see a photograph that a child has taken playing around with a simple disposable camera and it is wonderful while a photo with the priciest SLR can turn out to be awful.

Read these tips on shooting digital photos and apply them the next time you have a chance. Before long, you'll be shooting photos like a pro!

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April 24th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Why You Should Avoid Using Tripods in the City

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Author: Andrew Malek

Say what? Tripods allow digital cameras to take longer exposures without experiencing "camera shake", allowing you to take clearer pictures, especially useful at nighttime or other low-light situations. So why would this article suggest you not use one when in an urban environment?

Unfortunately, using a tripod in the middle of a city can cause you to receive all sorts of undesired attention. Even if you are on a public street, to all appearances out of the way of other passers-by, operating a digital camera on a tripod can potentially get you into trouble with over-aggressive (but usually well-intentioned) security or police officers.

No tripods [squared circle]
No tripods [squared circle] by Mr Wabu on flickr (licensed CC-BY-SA)

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December 20th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Why use a tripod?

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One of the most common accessories that most photographers own is a tripod. There are a number of reasons why tripods are so popular, for some types of photography they are virtually indispensable. In this article we cover the benefits and disadvantages of using a tripod.

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August 18th, 2011 at 1:29 pm