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:
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. 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: Results? Judge for yourself: 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.