Tagged With tripods


Mini-tripods often collapse under the weight of any camera you'd actually want to use, but Manfrotto, known for its higher-quality camera stabilisation gear, has produced a mini tripod actually worth using. It adjusts easily, won't break after moderate use, and still fits in your pocket.


Shooting from a camera mounted to a tripod usually results in better images as the camera is less likely to move. A heavier tripod is generally more stable, but you don't always want to lug one around on an outdoor shoot. Instead, attach a weight-bearing hook to the centre column of your tripod and use your camera bag or backpack to provide the weight.


You probably won't be making Sundance-worthy movies with your iPhone, but if you need to keep it stable for, say, FaceTime, here's an easy way to mount it to a tripod using a cheap mount, some glue, and a nut.