Shooting from tiny spaces like the oven, microwave or mailbox gives you some unique angles, but it can be a challenging task. In this video, Jay P Morgan shows you how to put all the gear you need in those tight spaces, yet get the shots done quickly and without trouble.
There are a few steps to follow and a few gadgets that can help you get those shots right. First of all, Jay uses a small monitor on the camera. Connect it to the camera and face it towards you so you can see what you’re shooting. Alternatively, you can shoot tethered, but sometimes the cables can get in the way and it can take a while to set everything up. Therefore, the monitor seems like a better option.
Second, Jay uses a mini tripod base named Platypod. It’s very small and light, so it can fit in any small space. This base makes it easy to add a ball head, control the camera position and set it just as you need it.
Then, Jay shares some tips to keep everything in focus. When you set the camera, set the focus to a proper distance from the subject. Jay suggests using a smaller aperture like f/5.6, f/6.3 or even smaller. Since the subject will be pretty close to the camera, this way you’ll make sure that they can move a bit and still be in focus.
Finally, Jay suggests using LED lights. There are small yet powerful LED lights or LED strips nowadays. You can easily fit them in small spaces (along with the camera, monitor and tripod base). The light will give you some extra illumination of the subject, yet it won’t take up too much space.
These are only some ideas to help you nail the shots even in very tight spaces. Are there any techniques you use?
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