Originally Posted by nleksan
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You seem to be quite talented AND knowledgeable when it comes to photography, so I have a question for you...
My tripod got left somewhere (I honestly can't recall where), and my hands aren't steady enough lol. I am using a Nikon D3100 at the moment (just in case that matters).
What would you suggest for us "budding photographers" in terms of a make-shift or DIY tripod???
Um, I'm pretty much an amateur at photography. I have quite a lot of underlighted pics in my album :p. My dad is pretty good at taking photos, but he's still from the non Digital photography time, he doesn't know how to setup the camera. He keeps buying new cameras but ends up using his old Nikon :p
if I can't use a tripod I just improvise on the spot. First thing you want to do, is change the setting. Place the object in a spot that is well lit by soft light (something like a white background on a monitor). The light will cast soft shadows similar to daylight which would be the best actually. Then find something like books to place the camera on and drop the ISO to a level where you're most satisfied with the shadows. Vertical rotation is going to be difficult though. You can tilt it upwards with your hands while supporting the camera with the books, but increase the light sensitivity while doing that since there is going to be motion. Just avoid rotation though, really need a tripod for that, haven't tried the sandbag method so can't comment on that but it looks like a very good idea if you have the sand that is :)