Slight Challenge...

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  1. jonathon94

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    I have a challenge that I don't know what to do about. I wish to do some self portraits but I don't have a tripod. My last $15 tripod could barely support my compact camera and when I got my DSLR, the tripod barely stood and was very uneven. I had no choice but to trash it. I do not have any assistant except for some kids that would be happy to either take photos of everything but me or run off with the Camera, and quite honestly I don't want kids running off with my $400 Camera. Do you have any ideas?


     
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    I guess I should also point out that I wanna take these photos outside. I love the outdoors!!
     
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    Buy a tripod.
     
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    Darn Photography is expensive, In terms of priority's which would you say is higher a tripod or a prime (fixed lens)
     
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    Which do you need right now to do what you want? A tripod or a prime lens?
     
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    Both are Equally Important I have $25 and I'm (slowly) saving
     
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    Well, then make like a boy scout, and build a tripod out of some hefty branches and some twine.

    Check out some thrift stores/goodwill/salvation army/garage sales.
     
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    self timer, and place the camera on a soft bag on top of a car. Set camera on ground and angle up to make you look taller?
     
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    Nice Ideas..Thanks
     

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