Thursday, December 18, 2008

Annals of bizarre tripod ideas - the lampshade

When I think of digital photo tricks, I think of setting the ISO high then pushing the exposure to blow out the highlights. Seems to give less noise with pushed images.

Pogue thinks of weird tripod tricks ...
Pogue's Photo tricks

... It turns out that the threads at the top of just about any lamp--the place where the lampshade screws on--are precisely the same diameter as a tripod mount! In a pinch, you can whip off the lampshade, screw on the camera, and presto: You've got a rock-steady indoor tripod...
He's referring to a style of lamp where there's a fairly thick screw at the top of an elliptical loop that the lampshade hangs on.

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