***For starters- if you don’t know what this is about, read my last few posts on the blog. It will make sense after that haha 🙂 ***
Well motivation was back up a bit more today- with news that the camera store in town will charge my batteries for my Olympus after leaving the charger at home. I’d prefer not to have had to use the back up camera for starters- but we won’t go there again. So I headed out as the weather was quite nice, snapped a few images and then the clouds came back in again. And judging by the forcast- may be in for a while. So as I was waiting for some breaks in the clouds I thought hey- why not do a fantastic tutorial…. on how to use a tripod. Everyone’s into tutorials lately so why not me. I have an arvo doing nothing anyway (as you can see in the images it’s not the best conditions for photography right now) so I may as well pass on my experience 😛
First step is to extend the legs to the desired length. It is crucial that these be reasonably the same, to ensure a level head. And maximum stability. If you are on a slope, make necessary adjustments for that.
Next is to check for stability. This can be achieved by slightly shaking the tripod.
If this passes the test we’re good to go!! 🙂
However if your tripod legs are looking something like this…..
Look out! Because this may happen. Which when you’re in water, is not good at all!
S0 dont be silly like I was, make sure and double sure. It’s something we all do so many times that really don’t even give it a second thought. But it doesn’t take much for it to go pearshaped. And when it’s your camera, over the water- well yeah…. Make sure!! 🙂
I hope anyway that this does it’s job- in case you haven’t already figured out, more of a laugh then anything. And taking the piss outa myself! Please note i’m not a actor, nor a model… so please don’t hold any of that against me here ok! haha. I may need to resort to selling my body now though to afford a new camera body- so offers are welcome 😛
Anyway my job here is done. Take care 🙂