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    Talking Re: Tripod Users Vs. Non-Tripod Users

    While the athletes are away at the Beiging Olympics, the Australian Institute of Sport which is just down the road, is absolutely dead. The AIS Rowing Sheds near the Yacht Club where I sail are also dead, ... it is like a ghost town around here now, and I like it.

    So not wanting to waste good elbow room, and with enough room to swing a dozen cats at once, I went to the AIS and did a Selbst Portrait.

    Selbst Portrait as Human Trip-odd on SARGILOP ... with attendant bits, Man'fro' head on the Gitzo monopod (the one that I really hate).





    It is amazing when you are bored, how inspiring picking up the camera can be, :thumbsup: .

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    PS, I showed the photo to my daughter Lucy this evening, and she said, "Dad why did you tuck your shirt in, you never tuck your shirt in." Do all you other photographers find that your art when shown to others, is just one big monumental torment?
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    Re: Tripod Users Vs. Non-Tripod Users

    i use a tripod for alot of my waterfall photos, and car photos. but my girlfriend lugs it around for me lol she loves to help out with stuff
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    Re: Tripod Users Vs. Non-Tripod Users

    I don't use tripods unless I absolutely have to. In fact, i don't even own one. The last one I used was a borrowed one on a nature photography expedition in Norway- I used a tripod a fair bit there as I was working with some supertelephotos, macros, and specialized lenses and subjects demanding it.

    Ordinarily, though, I'm a photojournalist. I have a monopod, two hands and decent technique, pretty fast lenses and a camera that works well in low light. I also often use the area around me to support the camera as a 'tripod' with a combination of lens caps and odds and ends from the bag to tilt the lens to the appropriate angle of elevation.

    The closest I come nowadays to a tripod is that my new monopod has a little 3 leg thing that comes out of its foot when you unscrew it, but I typically use that to turn it into a light stand rather than a makeshift tripod.
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    Re: Tripod Users Vs. Non-Tripod Users

    I use mine all the time..
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    Re: Tripod Users Vs. Non-Tripod Users

    Figured I'd share a shot I took last night.

    This image is a highly cropped section of an image shot with a 300mm prime and a 2x teleconverter and handheld (not even a monopod) - too low, too fast.


    Just get the shot. If a tripod allows you to get it, use it. If a tripod keeps you from getting it, loose it.
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    Re: Tripod Users Vs. Non-Tripod Users

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupey
    Figured I'd share a shot I took last night.

    This image is a highly cropped section of an image shot with a 300mm prime and a 2x teleconverter and handheld (not even a monopod) - too low, too fast.


    Just get the shot. If a tripod allows you to get it, use it. If a tripod keeps you from getting it, loose it.
    Loupey, I think you are a special case. You are some kind of handheld titan...
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