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Tiny Flowers

One of my biggest challenges with photography is holding still.

It sounds so easy but the weight of the Nikon D7500 paired with a macro lens makes for a hefty load to hold steady.

A tripod seems too fussy but it would likely improve focus and clarity.

22 replies to “Tiny Flowers

  1. More stunning photos from you! The colours are so so hot! Wonderful.
    I’ve seen people use an expanding single leg rather than a tripod, that can be packed very easily. A bit like a walking pole.

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  2. A monopod would. I rarely use a tripod, but keep a decent quality monopod, with a ball head, in the car. I typically use it when the light is low and I need to shoot distant subjects. I don’t use it for any close or flight shots. Swinging the leg around is highly dangerous to myself and all around me.

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      1. Thanks! Love the camera, having the 24/200mm zoom took it to the next level. the old 3300 was a good camera but it can’t compete with the newer bodies and tech.

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  3. Yes, the tripod would improve things but it means lugging the tripod out and setting it up. I often skip the tripod because it’s not convenient. But this week, I did a panorama using my Canon mounted on a tripod and then editing it in Lightroom (as opposed to just using my iPhone to make the shot). There is a big difference.

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    1. I really like this strategy! Since finding I could focus the Sigma lens myself this has been such a useful suggestion. Still sometimes I’m swaying about like a lunatic or the breeze/wind kicks in. I think I will try experimenting with a tripod or something similar. I really haven’t tried using one previously.

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      1. I know what you mean about the swaying about like a lunatic lol! 🙂 I tried tripod in the past but it didn’t work for me. I tend to just grab opportunities whenever I see them. Where possible I lean against something, brace myself with shoulder arm, hand even head, to help steady the camera, but this is not alway possible, I know. I am glad you like the strategy, I use it all the time.

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      2. This is very much my style too Pete. I spontaneously follow the subjects where they take me. That’s a big part of what I enjoy most about making pictures. Thanks for sharing your insights Pete!

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