Tripods And Remote Controls
When most people talk camera gear they focus on cameras and lenses, both of which are are perfectly fine, who doesn’t want a nice camera and a good set of lenses to put on it? There are plenty of accessories to help your photography, two in particular I’ve found helpful. The first is a tripod. Many pros will claim that you should buy an expensive tripod, but if you’re just an enthusiast like me, a fairly inexpensive tripod will probably do. I purchased this Dolica tripod back in 2010 and have been very happy with it, the tripod is fairly light, sturdy enough for everything I use it for without any problems. For some, investing in a more expensive tripod may be a good choice but for the occasional self-portrait shots and night photography, a decently reviewed less expensive tripod will probably do. The second accessory I have found useful, and also very inexpensive, is a wireless remote. I bought the official Canon remote which has served me quite well, both for triggering the camera while it is on a tripod for longer exposure shots so that there isn’t any movement from pressing down the button on the camera, and also for taking portraits when there is no one else around to take a picture for us. Sure, there is the auto-timer in the camera but taking multiple photos that way consumes more time and this way you know exactly when the camera is going to go off.
Stepping Onto The Frozen Lake
This photo was taken in December, a little early in the winter to be out on the ice but there had been a stretch of cold weather so the ice seemed solid and we stayed close to shore, just to be safe. It was a nice sunny day and as you can see there were many large cracks in the ice which would probably make people not so familiar with being out on the ice a little nervous. The camera was set up on the tripod but not using the remote since I figured holding her and trying to press the button at the same time wasn’t the greatest idea.