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Old February 3rd, 2015, 07:29 AM   #1
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I recently bought some keep pads that can be placed under my pants. They have alot of cushion and work very well. They are very reasonably priced as well.
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I wore them the entire day and was on the floor alot. Check them out. Thought I would pass them along.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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Hi Jeff

I know I shouldn't ask this but what are you actually doing on your knees anyway?? I don't think I do any shots on my knees but the photog I sometimes work with kneels in the aisle so I can see the point for photography but for video???

Please enlighten me

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Old February 3rd, 2015, 01:58 PM   #3
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I was actually thinking of getting one of these, because of my back I need to kneel down on one knee to get stuff out of my backpack and it always hurts on hard floors,
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 06:43 PM   #4
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Hi Jeff

I know I shouldn't ask this but what are you actually doing on your knees anyway?? I don't think I do any shots on my knees but the photog I sometimes work with kneels in the aisle so I can see the point for photography but for video???

Please enlighten me

Chris
I get low during the ceremony, and I also shoot from below for a tad during the first dance and parent dances. I also like other low angle shots. Plus, I had meniscus surgery last year on my right knee. All the years of being a news videographer has put strain on my knees.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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Thanks Jeff

That's where the film cameras with a waist level viewfinder were so cool. You could still stand up and hold the camera down at your waist and frame and shoot. No kneeling required and you still get a low angle shot

If you had something like the Panasonic GH series they have LCD's that can twist ...Hmmm a waist EVF would be cool for our DSLR cameras!!

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Old February 4th, 2015, 08:05 AM   #6
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Chris, at many weddings here it is best to get down low during the processional so as to not block the view of the groom. If I were to stand (at some weddings) I would be standing directly in front of the groom, which would be rude and instrusive.

Many photographers here, especially for formal catholic masses, kneel down, it's about respect for the mass and keeping a low profile.

I'm 59 and do not enjoy kneeling, but frequently find it necessary.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 05:40 PM   #7
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Taking footage of kids is another one. Whenever possible, I try to get down to their height rather than look at them from an adult's point of view.
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