Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a ground-level light and camera stand, part of The DIY Photographer.
- I'm a studio photographer and I often…run into the challenge where I can't get my light…low enough on the ground.…If you think about it, a light stand usually only goes…about, let's say, yea high or yea low.…And if I want this light on the ground…that can be a bit of a challenge.…So let's just pretend this is the ground here,…I want the light like this.…And maybe I can get some sandbags…and prop it up, but what I really want to do…is find a way to mount this thing rigidly…on the ground so I have all the same control…of tilting it and turning it like I would…on a light stand, but at ground level.…
And the same thing might happen with…the camera itself, you may have seen…in my macro-photography course…that I showed how you could take many tripods,…not all, but many of them, invert the center post,…and actually mount the camera upside-down…so you can get it literally inches off of the ground.…And that's really cool, but it's not all that flexible…and it can be a bit inconvenient.…So if we could mount the camera on the ground…
That's the idea behind The Do-It-Yourself Photographer. Photographer and educator Joseph Linaschke shows how you can fashion ordinary items—from plastic cups to clamps to parchment paper—into accessories that will improve lighting, stabilize your camera, and much more.
So roll up your sleeves and break out the gaffer's tape. Learn how to become a DIY photographer.
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