Camera Stabilization-It’s the Difference Between Night and Day

How often have you seen a photographer setting up a tripod in broad daylight? Not very often. When you do it is probably a serious shooter or professional with high end equipment and a long lens.

Camera Stabilization in Low Light

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Most cameras will tell that shake is a problem.

Now think about night photography, especially in travel destinations with lots of tourists. How many are using a tripod? A few will, but not many. Most are hand holding despite the fact that their monitors display a camera shake or “stabilization needed” warning. What’s the difference between the tripod toting serious photographer and the point-and-shoot tourist? It’s day and night! Even serious photographers will shoot hand held in daylight from sunrise to sunset. But once the sun goes down and that magic blue hour appears, most recognize that maximum image quality requires camera stabilization. Now the tripod comes out of the bag.

No Tripod Means Tradeoffs

But what about the tourists with no tripod or camera stabilization device? They have to trust that automatic exposure settings on the camera will solve the problem and allow low light, hand held photography. This can work, but there’s a tradeoff. There is no manually reducing the ISO to minimize grain and improve quality. Long exposure effects like traffic trails or light painting are out of the question. And there is always the possibility that camera shake, no matter how slight, will compromise the sharpness of any night photo. On the plus side, the point-and-shoot tourist has not been burdened all day with the weight and bulk of a tripod that will be used only for a few hours after sunset.

HandlePod Offers the Best of Both Worlds

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Hand hold against supports for tripod-stable photos

There is a middle ground between lugging a tripod around all day or giving up camera stabilization and sacrificing quality and creativity. HandlePod provides the stability of a tripod without the weight and bulk. This four-ounce tripod alternative fits in a pocket and goes anywhere. Yet HandlePod provides reliable camera stabilization just by holding it by hand against any solid support. Get the best of both worlds by traveling light and still having the option of high quality low light photography. HandlePod—it’s the difference between day and night.

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