A lightweight tripod, especially if it’s carbon fiber, is a beautiful thing. Just like the best camera you have is the one you have on you, a tripod that won’t weigh you down is one you’re more likely to have with you when you need it.
Sohail Mamdani of the blog at Borrowlenses.com offers some tips for shooting with the Induro CT014 when you need some extra heft to get the stability you need. He writes, “I had rented that tripod so many times, I finally ended up buying one from a photographer in Orlando while I was out there vacationing. It’s a fantastic tripod and is super-lightweight.”
To get some extra stability he recommends using the hook on the underside of the center column to hang some ballast, like your camera bag or backpack for example, removing your camera strap, putting your camera on timer, and using your body to block the wind.
It worked! Read the post and see the resulting shot of a crescent moon setting over the San Francisco skyline. Ready to try it yourself? Rent a tripod in the Borrowlenses shop. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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