Eric Brazier has created an interesting video of driving around Montreal. He’s also, possibly even more impressive, put together a mounting for his Canon EOS 5D Mark II inside his car. Building a “MacGyvered/ghetto rig,” in his words, Brazier mounted his Induro tripod on the passenger side of his car. Check out his full post for the video, the story, and behind-the-scenes photos.
Raised all around the United States due to her father’s Air Force career, Robin Black is no stranger to different landscapes. Living in California for the past twelve years, she’s settled down a bit, and does the majority of her outdoor photography in the Sierra Nevadas, throughout the Southwest and on the California coast. An award-winning photographer, you won’t soon find her shooting on the runways of New York or Paris. She is deeply passionate about the nature and how our sun illuminates it.
Strategically located in Los Angeles, Black can reach the inspiring locations of her choice quickly. “L.A. makes a great base for landscape photography because it’s pretty easy to get up to either the west or eastern side of the Sierras from L.A.,” she explains. “The desert is close by, the coast is close by, so I can drive about three hours in any direction and be someplace great for photography.”
Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington posted the first part of a video on the 3Exposure site featuring panoramic shooting at the Las Vegas Speedway. This video features Bourne shooting horizontal panoramic images. The second part promises to feature Harrington shooting vertical panoramic images in HDR.
Check out Bourne shooting with an Induro CT214 carbon fiber tripod. Bourne calls this model, “one of my favorite lightweight, affordable, carbon fiber tripods.” He demonstrates the bubble level, and stresses the importance of keeping your shots level for stitching in the postproduction process.
Check out 3Exposure for other cool time-lapse, HDR and panoramic photography.
Designed for use with today’s most popular professional camera systems, the new top of the line Induro BHL-Series low-profile ballheads provide secure and steady support for heavy camera bodies and lenses. Capable of supporting significantly more weight than most conventional ballheads, advanced composite materials make the BHL Ballheads about 20% lighter and 15% more compact than other comparable ballheads.
These new ballheads feature oversized head lock knobs with unique integrated lock limiter tension control, independent panning action lock and an Arca-Swiss style quick release system with double safety lock. They also include a built-in bubble level for accurate camera alignment.
“With the introduction of the new Induro BHL Series Ballheads, the most advanced in our line, Induro now provides photographers with a full range of ballheads capable of supporting virtually any camera and lens combination as well as other optical systems,” said Jan Lederman, President of Induro. “These new BHL Ballheads deliver maximum support for high-end DSLR’s, medium- and large-format cameras and video systems offering the flexibility and precise control that professional photographers demand.”
- Oversized head lock knob provides a good all-weather grip for smooth camera positioning and locking control
- Unique integrated lock limiter tension control permits rapid independent adjustment compensation for individual camera weights
- Separate pan action lock and graduated base scale makes 360-degree horizontal camera positioning simple and repeatable
- Arca-Swiss style quick release system accepts industry standard interchangeable QR plates and brackets. Includes a matching Arca-Swiss compatible Quick Release Plate.
- Double safety lock with dual-action control assures smooth, secure and rapid camera changes
- Built-in bubble level – easily maintain horizontal camera positioning and alignment
The Induro BHL Ballheads are available in three sizes from retailers throughout the United States at prices ranging from $192 – $311 depending on the model.