Tripod hacks for photography, love your tripod. In this video, we’re going to be talking about tripod hacks more specifically, ways that you can use your tripod to be more efficient. Now, right now, this might look a little intense. I’ve got here a camera on the tripod with a cable with a bubble level with a case, and there’s a bag hanging off the bottom today. I want to go through some tripod hacks and things you can do with your tripod when you’re out
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Tripod hacks for photography, love your tripod. He. This is Scott Wyden Kivowitz, a storyteller with a camera talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about. In this video, we’re going to be talking about tripod hacks more specifically, ways that you can use your tripod to be more efficient. Now, right now, this might look a little intense. I’ve got here a camera on the tripod with a cable with a bubble level with a case, and there’s a bag hanging off the bottom today. I want to go through some tripod hacks and things you can do with your tripod when you’re out making photos of landscapes or whatever to just be more efficient. It all starts with the top. You can see here I’ve got a bubble level. This little guy is like $10, $8 or something like that in US dollars and it’s really great, especially when you have a bald head and it’s kind of hard to determine, you know, when is the camera level.
Not all cameras have levels in them. Most modern cameras do, but some of the older digital slrs do not have levels. Film cameras do not have levels, so having something like this can come in real handy, especially if your camera doesn’t have a level and your tripod doesn’t have a level. Next up is what I did right here. You can see I have a cable release plugged into this camera and in order to keep it on sturdy, everything very sturdy, I have actually been geed the strap, the cable to my tripod leg. It’s not permanent, but it’s very secure. If I walk around, this is not about to flap in the wind, it is going to stay put and my cable release is going to be okay. If you are one to use a lot of filters, then I highly recommend the filter hive for mind shift gear.
This baby is meant to go on your waist. It actually has a sleeve for your belt to go through or to go through one of the mind shift or think tank belt or something like that. If you are one to always be using a tripod, especially if you’re using neutral density filters which makes the most sense, then I highly recommend the filter high because it has this handy strap that’s actually meant for a little security for little security wherever it’s mounted to like a camera bag, but it does a really good job of holding the bag by the head of your tripod. If you’d like to learn more about long exposure photography, Click here to check out my course cameras completion, long exposure photography. Next up is actually something going on down below. You can see here that I’m using the hook at the bottom of the center column of this tripod.
The Hook is actually holding a camera bag. The reason why this is good is because you are now weighing down or tripod a lot. It’s going to reduce the amount that your tripod can move and shake and vibrate and things like that in the wind, which in turn help your longer exposures and really it’s also nice because now your bags on the floor and you have quick access to everything that you might need. If you are one to photograph from the dark, maybe you’re lucky and you have something like what the Nikon d, 8:50 does and your buttons are actually illuminated, but maybe not. The Nikon DF is not illuminated. There’s a tiny screen with a little bit of light, so if you really need something that you’re in the middle of wherever and there’s no light, something like this, this tiny little flashlight, which I could in theory, Velcro to my tripod leg can actually produce a good amount of light in a pinch.
You see what I mean? Now I get it. It’s a small light. It’s not really ideal, but again, you can velcro it to your tripod leg. If you want something that’s even better in something that won’t make your eyes adjust in low light, try a headlamp specifically one with a red light. When you use red lights, it makes it so that you can see in the dark, but not have your eyes adjust. It’s the same principle as being in a dark room and why they use red lights in the dark room so that you could see it kind of one of the reasons. The other reason is so that you don’t expose your prints. A headlamp is really easy. All you have to do is put it over your head and turn this sucker on. This one in particular is an auto dim. It gets brighter when you need it and dimmer when you don’t need it as much. It also turns one side tip. If you are using a headlamp or any flashlight, make sure you’re not disturbing any other photographer around you. They may not want it, so there you go. Some tripod hacks for your general photography. If you have any questions, comment in the comment section below. If you liked this video, hit that subscribe button below now because I publish new videos every Monday and Thursday whenever possible. You don’t want to miss it.