“It matters little how much equipment we use; it matters much that we be masters of all we do use.”
– Sam Abell, Seeing and Shooting Straight by Sam Abell
Remember your Tripod!
You never know when the nighttime photography opportunity will arise. Keep your tripod in your car trunk.
Nighttime is my favorite time to see things for photos, but a tripod is essential…a good tripod.
Something that is more important for sharp images at nighttime, more important than high-priced glass (lenses) or a fancy camera, is a solid, heavy tripod. A tripod that will keep your camera focusing on the same spot over long exposures.
For this shot, I used my SLIK ABLE – 300DX Tripod. It’s heavy, sturdy and easy to setup and adjust. The center post on this tripod will also reverse for really low angle opportunities.
I also use a Bogan 3001 with a Manfrotto #352 Ball & Socket Head, but this one I usually use in my table-top studio.
So, next time you are out photographing in lowlight, throw in the tripod just in case you need it.
This Post Updated on 3 July 2008:
I am no longer selling at ART.com!!!
HOWEVER, if you like these photographs, you can contact me personally to order prints, or, I will give you a location (on the web) where you can place a convenient order. I can also make personal prints (up to A4 size) and sign them for you (if you wish), and send them directly to you. Just send me a note with your request.
As you can see, there are many framing and matting options, or, you can just purchase the prints. Also, because of the array of colors in the images, my photographs really stand out and blend well with many wall colors. So, if you are shopping for new wall-art, please have a look at my new photography collection. Thank you!