It is night in Rome. I am on the bridge facing Castel Sant’ Angelo which is spectacularly lit. The scene cries out for a photo. But how to prevent camera shake ruining the shot? A number of enterprising salesmen provided the solution with tripods for sale to tourists. I don’t know how many tripods were being sold and I did not see any tourists using one. But the need was obviously there. I wonder how many tourists eschewed the purchase of a tripod and shot hand held, only to discover their photos were less than sharp due to camera shake. All photography pundits recommend some sort of camera stabilization at night. I did not bring a tripod either. But the HandlePod provided camera stabilization to capture the scene without a hint of shake. I just held the HandlePod firmly against a wall and shot. Which brings up the point: is it necessary to always carry a tripod after dark, or will a pocket size alternative support like HandlePod do the job? The answer depends on your preference. Do you want to shoot from any location and are you willing to carry, set up and break down a tripod for every low light shot? If the answer is yes then the choice is obvious.
On the other hand, do you want to travel light, carry a minimum of gear, shoot quickly and still have the option of camera stabilization for long exposures in any low light situation? If you are willing to use available support objects for camera stabilization, then HandlePod is a logical tripod alternative choice. And the need for support objects is not that limiting. Most of the time there is something to brace the HandlePod against. And because you can press it on the support with your hand, the choice of camera support objects is unlimited—walls, poles, columns, anything will work. The ability to stabilize the camera for low light photos without the fear of camera shake opens up a whole new world of night photography. Even dimly lit street scenes are within easy reach as long as there is a stabilizing support object available. Subjects you wouldn’t dare shoot hand held are now easy targets. HandlePod makes it possible. Go out and shoot and don’t be afraid of the dark!