Tag Archives: tripod

Photographing the NC State Capitol

So finally work is underway to document this little gem of a statehouse from 1840. Below are three shots of my assistant raising the camera up on the telescoping tripod to gain important points of view for photogrammetric work on the building’s exterior.

raising the tripod…

… a little more

…and a little more…

Findells Video shoot

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I joined the Findells for a video shoot to help them get a high angle shot in a field of phlox. I brought my telescoping tripod down and we sent up Hunter Moye’s 7D with on of my lenses on it to capture the action. Above is a still from the video.

Below are a few more shots from “the making of”…

Phlox

There was no wind at all, otherwise I don't think I'd leave the tripod by itself...

Thats me shot from the tripod with a remote shutter release...

Allan directing Hunter as he shoots Sarah from a decidedly lower angle...

... while Sera captures the action with a long lens.

Gear: iPhone4 plus Glif plus SlowShutter app

Nature Morte

The camera in the iPhone4 is a lot of fun. It performs very well under a variety of circumstances when paired with the right “app”. I particularly like the SlowShutter app used in conjunction with the camera mounted on a tripod. If the end product for a photograph is to be used on the web, no other camera would be necessary almost! The images produced by the iPhone don’t hold a candle to a good raw file produced by a DSLR or decent mirror-less compact if we judge them as print-worthy images. The ergonomics of the iPhone are lousy as a camera. But, given a chance, the camera can shine. Plus its always in your pocket, which counts for a lot.

Gear: iphone4 tripod mount

The iphone4 can be a great little camera – but its not easy to hold. And for longer exposures its practicaly impossible to get a good shot, even if you brace it against a wall or a chair, whatever. If you have any interest in long exposures, or time lapse photography, you quickly realize that you need to find a way to attach the phone to a tripod. I shopped around and found a cool new product that will do what I want with the tripod and more. Its called the “Glif” and retails for $20.

Here’s a link to the Studio Neat website where you can learn more and/or buy one. They are a small designer/manufacturer company that got going thanks to a Kickstarter Campaign. What that means is they went straight to the public to create a short path between an elegant idea and a manufactured product.

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