Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video A creative solution for overhead photography, part of The DIY Photographer.
- Tripods are a fantastic tool in your toolkit.…They hold your camera steady,…they hold it straight,…they can hold it pointed up,…at an angle,…all kinds of directions,…but one thing that tripods aren't that great at…is holding you camera pointing straight down.…Now some tripod heads are actually specialized…in a way that they can rotate like that…and they do allow you to point straight down…but even those sometimes the legs…can get in the way.…So if you regularly need to photograph things…straight down,…whether you're copying documents…or photographs or other artwork…or maybe shooting products…or flowers or really anything…where you want to do straight down,…I've got a great DIY project for you.…
Doesn't cost very much money to make…and as you're going to see,…we have quite a few options…in how we put it together.…Now the one that I'm going to build here today…is made out of PVC pieces…and we're going to build one…that's a little bit more advanced.…This one has telescoping parts…allowing us to make it bigger or smaller,…
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.
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. DIY Techniques
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