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Tripods, the one accessory every microstock photographer must have
posted by mike2focus - 19th of august, 2013
This subject has been touched on a few times here in the forum. But the importance of this subject warrants a refresher article on this important subject… One of the most important photography accessories, if not THE most important,... More...
Tripods...Useful or Too Heavy to Carry?
posted by tempestz - 28th of may, 2013
Many of you already know that in order to capture tack sharp images either with a macro lens or a telephoto, you must use a sturdy tripod. Additionally, using a shutter release and changing the setting within your camera to keep... More...
Switch off IS when using a tripod - but WHY?
posted by robinstockphotos - 4th of january, 2013
I think many of you must wonder why you should switch off Image stabilization (IS) when using a tripod? IS was meant to suppress vibrations right? And using it on a tripod might get you really, really sharp pictures? So here is the... More...
Tips for novice tripod users
posted by chanevy - 9th of september, 2012
I never used a tripod until I started shooting stock. I made some silly mistakes when I started shooting with one, and some of the tips I have read for my photo class include silly things that I managed to get right. This is a compilation... More...
Can't find a model? Check the mirror!
posted by mike2focus - 20th of june, 2012
As another weekend approaches, another great photo idea pops into my mind. Only problem is, I need someone to model for this shot. Nobody is available, though. And that ad I've been meaning to put up on Craig's List didn't happen again... More...
Choosing a good tripod
posted by shadow69 - 3rd of april, 2012
As I just bought a new tripod today I thought I would share with you a few tips on what to consider when choosing a tripod. You may have spent a significant amount of cash on buying the latest and greatest camera and the thought... More...
Tips On Infrared Photography
posted by crookid - 31st of march, 2011
Shooting infrared with digital is much different from my early black & white/darkroom days. But, in some respects is somewhat similar, because you still have a thick filter to shoot through. So a tripod is an absolute necessity if you... More...
Nikon D700 and birthday - but not mine
posted by starblue - 18th of august, 2010
Hi to all of you! This summer time has been sooo busy for me. I have dedicated a lot of time to study new tutorials for PC illustrations. As we have had bought a new photocamera Nikon D700, it has been increadible pleasure to make... More...
Strange things happen around tripods.
posted by gwoeii - 16th of june, 2010
I have read many articles & posting on the internet, the latest being another article in DT ~ "Risky shot...", on being forbidden to use tripods in certain areas. I have always thought, how can that be? How can anyone disallow the setting... More...
Risky Shots - No Tripods in New York City
posted by sepavo - 16th of june, 2010
Ok well maybe the title is a bit misleading. There are many, many places that you can set up a tripod in New York City and no authority will bother you. However these places rarely offer good vantage points. Pretty much every... More...
Tripod
posted by vtr - 5th of april, 2009
How important is a Tripod to a photographer ? This could be a question that would be in a mind until you have one. But the point is who is willing to carry a tripod already the camera bag with those lens and charger storage media and... More...
London is a must!
posted by aughty - 29th of march, 2009
I had a wonderful time photographing the City of London. The weather was typical London’s normal, cool not cold, rainy, foggy and cloudy later on in the afternoons. I worked with what was offered to me and yet I’m quite... More...
How DT Change My Photograph Habit.
posted by toneimage - 12th of march, 2009
Since I joined DT last year I found my photograph habit had been changed gradually and mainly summaries as the following 3 aspects: 1.Get to Use Tripod More For a long time since I used the digital camera I seldom used... More...
Do you hate Tripod ?
posted by sleiselei - 3rd of march, 2009
I can honestly say that I am more disgusted with the use of a tripod. Sometimes I think his greatest use is for self-defense when you go out. :) Tripod is too cumbersome to use, for me, can not would not. This is help you to exercise... More...
My friend Mr. Monopod
posted by dcwcreations - 23rd of february, 2009
If you think you are one of those people who can hold your camera still enough all the time and get good photos you need your meds changed. We all need on occasion something to help us steady up the camera to get a crystal clear... More...
Gorillapod!!!
posted by eclecticelegance - 11th of february, 2009
I'm very excited because I just purchased a Joby Gorillapod!!!! (see image to the left - the image is not mine, but it is identical to my Gorillapod). I had been wanting one for a while, but after I read about another Dreamstime... More...
Tripods...where and when?
posted by teekaygee - 21st of august, 2008
I remember when I started in photography, I was using a point and shoot camera. Like most people, I carried it around, and when I saw something interesting I pulled it out, aimed and snapped the photo. Then as I got more serious I... More...
If at first you don't succeed...
posted by bradcalkins - 19th of june, 2008
This has always been a favorite photo of mine, but probably more because I remember the taking of the photo so vividly. It was taken in Guam, which at the time was very humid (I'm not sure when it isn't!). I was working there for... More...
Feeling Self-Conscious
posted by charlesoutcalt - 13th of march, 2008
There I was, barreling down the 99 freeway in the Central Valley of California, when I saw an incredible sight: a windmill farm in a mountain pass. Hundreds of windmills, different heights and shapes, some spinning quickly, others... More...
And Another Equipment Issue. . .
posted by charlesoutcalt - 25th of january, 2008
Tripods! Is carbon fiber really worth the extra $? Currently, I use a Bogen-Manfrotto tripod (I think it's model 3021B). It's fine--tall, and relatively sturdy--but it's HEAVY. Hauling it around when I already have a camera body... More...
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