Photography In A Pinch

Good photographers strive to be ready for nearly every eventuality. However, if you attempted to pack everything you’d need to deal with every eventuality on the job You’d have to carry as an Bedouin trader.

There are times when it’s simply not feasible, and sometimes it’s not a good idea. The experienced photographer develops the ability to think creatively. Here are a few techniques that could be helpful, especially when you are on short journeys close to home.

A Monopod

In almost all extreme lighting conditions, a single-use monopod is a great alternative to tripods and is much easier to carry. If you’re able to master it, you’ll learn to hold the monopod with the same stability as a tripod, but for some time at most.

Another method of stabilizing the monopod is wrapping the strap of your camera around your upper arm , then push the monopod into the air by applying gentle pressure backwards onto the strap. You can also put an enormous clamp on the monopod and make it an arm brace, similar to as an gun mount. It could look silly, but it’s actually quite efficiently.

Working in Sand

If you need to transport a tripod to the beach or sand area, take three tennis ball on your exit. Cut a hole that is large enough to fit your tripod’s leg and place the tennis ball on each end.

Tennis balls will not sink to the sand, and they will keep much of the dirt off from the bottom on your tripod. And you can dispose of them when you’re done.

Another advantage of working on the beach is that you don’t have bring sandbags simply bring bags. There’s typically plenty of sand available at the beach. They are a great resource for reflecting reflectors with weights, which are able to function as an ocean sail when the breeze blows.

Bring A Cooler

But keep the ice packs at home. Coolers offer a number of advantages over an case for equipment in many scenarios. They’re durable, many come with wheels and handles and they can be sat and stand upon them in the event of a need. If you damage or lose it, it’s only around $40.

You are still able to take drinks in your camera, but take care. Find those drink mugs that you place into the freezer. These can keep your drinks chilled without lowering the temperature excessively when you are in the cooler. The final thing you should do is take cold optics or cameras out into a hot, humid environment. Expect instant condensation if you do.

Keep a bag of rubber Bands

They’re great for a variety of things , and are so simple to carry around. They are great for repairs in emergencies and also to stop papers from flying off.

A large rubber band is useful for removing an obstruction in the filter. Wrap the band around the edges of the filter. This should provide enough grip to allow it to come free.

If you’re in a courthouse, waiting to get a photo They’re also endlessly entertaining to annoy photographers around.

Incident Light Meter

A lot of photographers use a light meter even in the age of digital cameras with high-end features. If you’re carrying light, you can put the styrofoam cup to cover the top of your lens. You can then use your camera’s light gauge, secure it with one of the rubber bands you have.

It is important to note that cups are available in different thicknesses. So you might want to calibrate yours with the Sunny 16 rule before you go away.

Capture the exposure of the subject and go back to capture the image.