Sometimes, for various reasons, you need to shoot from a very low vantage point. In my “cozy” studio, which you might remember seeing in my video – “intro-duck-tion”, that happens quite a bit.
The shortest tripod I own is sometimes still not quite short enough, and handholding is not always an option. So I recently made this floor plate.
While the glue was drying, I looked up similar items on the open market and found that there are a few options out there, but they cost between $50.00-150.00, and in my opinion they are often too light and/or too small to offer true stability and support for a heavy – possibly front heavy – camera. Many of the DIY solutions I came across were also overly complicated.
So, I built my own, which cost me about $20.00, and is now already ready for action. [Read more…]