HandlePod and Duct Tape Will Attach Your Camera to Anything

HandlePod attaches to almost anything with the elastic cord that will wrap around objects up to four feet or more in circumference. Of course you can hold HandlePod on absolutely anything solid by pressing it against the support with your hand. But what if you want to attach it to literally any object and make it stick indefinitely without holding it? This would be a useful advantage for video, especially time lapse where you would want the camera to remain firmly attached to a support for an extended period of time. How to do it? Answer—duct tape!

DuctTape.png

HandlePod and a strip of duct tape attaches the camera to the corner of a wall.

Slap a strip of duct tape across the HandlePod and press it firmly against the support. It will hold the HandlePod in place on just about any surface. This works especially well with a smartphone, a point-and shoot or other small camera. You wouldn’t use this technique with a DSLR or similarly heavy camera. Or would you? It wouldn’t work on a flat surface like a wall where the weight would pull the tape straight off.  But what about an angled surface like a corner or door? In that case the force pulling the tape would be at an angle and the tape would not pull off. Then it could hold considerably more weight.

Once the HandlePod is taped to the support, the offset position of the camera mount lets you point the camera in any direction in either landscape or portrait composition. Camera movement is unlimited without interference from the wall or whatever support it is taped to.

And it is secure. Be sure to check adhesion first but it is easy to see if the tape will hold. Unlike adhesive putty that can come loose unexpectedly, tape will release slowly and obviously. There is plenty of time to prevent a fall if the tape starts to release.

Of course you wouldn’t carry a big roll of duct tape in your camera bag. No Problem. Just roll a few feet of tape around a pencil stub. It is light, easy to carry and there is plenty to use whenever you want to put your camera on any surface the tape will stick to. Use any support object to take group photos, long exposures or tripod-free video.

Related Post

Try Daylight Long Exposures With HandlePod and a N...   Why would you put a dark filter over your camera lens to let in less light? It can make autofocus difficult, complicates exposure calculatio...
Adhesive Putty Will Attach HandlePod and Your Came... The previous blog discussed three brands of adhesive putty that could be used to stick HandlePod on just about anything. They all more or less worked ...
HandlePod Is the Ultimate Tripod Alternative There are several features that set HandlePod apart from the tripod alternatives described in the previous blog. The following is a brief enumeration ...
Use Your Feet to Take Panorama Photos of Close Sub... The previous blog described use of the panorama feature either in-camera or post processed in software to achieve a wide angle panorama. The basic tec...
Elastic Cord That Secures HandlePod Is Easy to Rep... Elastic cord secures HandlePod to a light pole. The elastic cord supplied with HandlePod is an efficient means of attaching the camera mount to ma...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *