Tripod problems

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by jrk459er, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. jrk459er

    jrk459er TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago
    I am doing a photo project in a dimly lit museum. The problem is that they do not allow large tripods. The only railing in fromt of the exhibits are about two feet high, does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    137
    Flash?
     
  3. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    24,809
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    The Great White North
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A gorillapod might work, attached to the railing
     
  4. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11,441
    Likes Received:
    2,100
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Monopod
     
  5. jrk459er

    jrk459er TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicago
    There is no flash on my camera and there is also glass in the exhibits...I am taking photos of taxidermy animals for a portfolio.
     
  6. xfloggingkylex

    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    monopod, IS lens, high ISO are going to be your choices. Depending on what you are shooting with noise may limit your ISO ability.
     
  7. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    you said large tripods... do they allow small ones?

    Combine higher ISO with a good monopod. How about straping the bottom of the monopod to the 2 foot high railing.

    Most museums I've been to do not allow flash.
     
  8. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Tottenville, Staten Island, NYC USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've had considerable success in placing the camera lens, usually with a lens hood attached, directly against the protective glass and holding the camera firmly in place. Lengthy exposures pose no problem and so flash is not needed. This takes care of both reflections and camera shake at the same time. It may necessitate a lens change to a shorter or longer focal length, depending on the subject.

    I've found that if I explain what I'd like to do to the guards, they don't have a problem with it at all. I've some lovely prints taken in the Anchorage Museum using this technique.
     

Share This Page