26.04.2013

When to use a monopod? – A private camp in Sabi Sabi, South Africa

26.04.2013

When to use a monopod? – A private camp in Sabi Sabi, South Africa

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.

When should we use tripods and when should we use monopods? Some of my friends prefer the portability of monopods, but if it’s long exposure shots you’re after, then you’re better off with a tripod. Just remember, a monopod cannot guarantee absolute camera stability, as its main function is to support the camera, and to prevent fatigue. The support and flexibility of a monopod comes in  handy when shooting for long periods of time with heavy equipment such as telescopic lenses.

Guest blogger: Zhang Qian Li,  www.visionending.com

Blog: http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/1681598060

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