In 2005, Zhang Qian Li won an award from the U.S. magazine National Geographic, for a piece of his travel photography work. He has always placed travel and photography hand-in-hand, and has diverse experience in travel photography. He has been to Europe numerous times, and has taken many photo shoots in Southeast Asia. He has toured the likes of Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, and Nepal.
We have many ways of dealing with low lighting conditions. For example, we can use a flash, larger aperture lenses, tripods, or perhaps a high ISO. Though, in many cases, our careful preperations can end up being dashed because of other limitations.
As a guest,I must respect the wishes of a host. When told “no flash”, I obediently pack up my equipment. However, I still have a few tricks up my sleave. From my waist-bag I pull out my Manfrotto desktop tripod. This mini tripod is composed of three parts, the 492 ball head, the tripod 209, and the 259B extension column. Its maximum length in approximately 30 cm. To expect this little thing to fully support your entire camera system is like expecting a twig to hold the weight of a car. However, it brings me better stablilty in low light conditions. And sometimes, it’s this little bit of extra stability that holds the key to success.
Guest blogger: Zhang Qian Li, www.visionending.com
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