Photographing fish

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  1. Stalker

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    Not every got a tripod to photograph their fish. What is the easiest way to create a R2 tripod for the heaviest camera to a cellphone?

    I know the answer, but do you know?
     
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    Not sure it is a tripod .. but when in a pinch I grab a bag of rice from the cupboard, use it as a camera bag on a chair or table or what ever hight I need. If you remember to return the rice then it is actually free ;-)

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Why would you need a tripod to photograph fish?
     
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    Some people like me that shakes and shivers a lot, normally battle to take photos of fish.

    I am a photographer and I must keep the camera still to photograph 100% clear photos.

    This trick is not actually a tripod, but a monopod. This trick can be very helpful to keep your camera still. I work with a camera that weighs anything from 3.5Kg to 5Kg.
     
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    Where do you find the black powder for the flash these days :p
     
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    You might find it at Kamaraz in Rosebank.
     
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    I still say lose the tripod... Use wine for the shivers and shakes:)
     
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    Tonight I am going to post some pics on how to use the trick.
     
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    For the trick you require a rope that is light and about 2m long. It must be between 1mm to 2mm thick. Wool can also do the trick.
     
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    Aaaah... Attach to the camera on one end, stand on the other end and pull up?
     
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    The first step is to get a piece of rope approximitly she same length as yourself or a little longer. Make a loop on the one end as shown in the pic

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    The next step is to hook the loop around your hand and put the long piece over your hand.

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    The last step is get hold of your camera. Rest your elbow in your stomach and step on the rope and make sure there is tension on the rope.

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    Cool trick for a bigger lense.
     
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    I use that for point and shoots, cellphones and DSLR. The difference with cellphones is only the way you hook your hand in the loop.
     
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