My latest post on the HP professional photography blog is the start of a series of articles on photography basics. This one is on exposure approach and image sharpness.
When I was out trying infrared photography with my iPhone 3Gs I really lusted after a tripod. And now it is here. The people at Joby who make the bendy GorillaPod have made one for the iPhone called the Joby Gorillamobile for 3Gs.
The GigaPan Epic is designed to only handle smaller compact digital cameras. But a bit of ingenuity allowed me to use my Canon 350D, which was converted for infrared photography, with the Epic to produce IR panoramas. Continue reading “Infrared Panorama Photography With the GigaPan Epic”
The GigaPan Epic is designed for small, compact digital point and shoot cameras. Yet a half hours work with some aluminum, a drill and a thread-tapping device will remove many of the limitations and allow you to take panoramas with larger cameras, including dSLRs. Continue reading “Using Larger Digital Cameras With the GigaPan Epic Panorama Unit”
We review the Gitzo and also cover how to use a monopod for those that have never experienced one.
Gitzo’s GM2541 is a four section, carbon fiber monopod. It weighs half a kilo (1.1lbs) and rises to a maximum height of 1.6m (63in) from a collapsed length of 53cm (20.9in). The leg sections use the new Anti Leg Rotation system and so do not rotate as you lock or unlock the legs.
Monopods offer a great alternative to a tripod. They are typically lighter, more flexible and dynamic to work with, but, of course, they will not hold your camera without you holding it. They are great for adding that extra bit of support in low light or when working with long lenses or macro, without the setup and space requirements of a tripod. They are also extremely handy in situations where a lot of movement is required, such as with shooting sports or similar.
In the video we show it in use.
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In Australia they have a list price of A$324.50 without a head.
These are a great unit and I highly recommend them.