No Sandbags? No Problem, Just Bury Your Tripod

Feb 11, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

No Sandbags? No Problem, Just Bury Your Tripod

Feb 11, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Here is an interesting problem to have. What would you do if you wanna shoot in the middle of the desert, but don’t have any sand bags available? Photographer and Light painter Eric Pare (previously) had just this problem when he was shooting in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Yes, that thing made out of sand. Having no access to sandbag in the middle of the desert, Eric simply buried his 3LT Keith tripod in the sand. Kinda like having the entire desert as one huge sand bag. The results are totally worth it:

eric_pare_gobi_mongolia_01 eric_pare_gobi_mongolia_04 This shoot was part of Eric’s Little Circle project – a dance film project which spans Australia, Mongolia, Morocco, Iceland and Bolivia featuring dancer Kim Henry. I asked Eric if the tripod suffered any damage and he told me that it was ok. Nonetheless he gave it a good clean when he got back. eric_pare_01 This is not the first time Eric makes impromptu tripod accessories, for his shoot in Bolivia Eric waterproofed his camera using nylon bags and some rubber bands: eric_pare_bolivia_04 Results? Judge for yourself: eric_pare_bolivia_03 eric_pare_bolivia_02 eric_pare_bolivia_01 You can read more About Eric’s and Kim’s Little Circle here. More on Eric Pare’s work (including 360 degrees bullet time light painting here.

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Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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3 responses to “No Sandbags? No Problem, Just Bury Your Tripod”

  1. Ilya the Great Avatar
    Ilya the Great

    Sahara Desert in Mongolia? It is ether Sahara desert in Africa or Gobi desert in Mongolia.

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      it was leftovers from previous edits, thanks for the catch.

  2. ridho Avatar
    ridho

    It’s really quite amazing . The location is also very cool