Stop Strap Flap - Doc Miles photography Tours

May 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Stop Strap Flap!

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When we are out on tours in San Francisco, it can get quite windy. Especially in the headlands where a calm day is rare. Most of our tours are when the light requires long exposure. This requires a tripod and timer or cable release. I so often see everything set up on a nice rig of equipment only to witness the camera strap flapping around beating the tripod.

 

Tack sharp images in low light require a lot of stabilization and a flapping strap can cause vibration that will blur the image somewhat.

 

What’s the solution? One, is to have a removable strap with clips, but even the remaining clips attached to the camera can flap around and vibrate the camera. Another to spend US$ 6.00 at a hardware store Nite Ize ® Gear Ties Reusable Rubber Twist Ties. www.niteize.com . They come in all sizes and colors. Just wrap your camera strap to the tripod leg and twist it tight. The strap does not move, even in high winds. That can be easy to lose, so store it wrapped around your tripod leg where you will always have it ready. There are so many uses for these Gear Ties, that you will want to have a whole collection.

 

Well, there is my tip for today. Have a great time out there and keep shooting?

Thanks,

Doc Miles Photo Tours San Francisco and more.http://docmilesphotography.com


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