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Old April 21st, 2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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Handheld or Tripod?

When you do a one camera shoot of a small-scale event, do you work handheld or with a tripod, moving it to different posititions for different shots?
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Old April 21st, 2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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It all depends - mostly a combination. There is nothing better than rock solid steady footage which only comes when on a solid support-small camera big camera it doesn't matter-I shoot both and for anything over a couple of minutes you can't hold it still enough. (most people-I'm sure there are some "hulks" out there that can but for me nope!) Depends on the shot I need, the placement of the camera where I'm shooting etc but I really try to get as much as possible on some sort of solid support-either a tripod or monopod.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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Like Don says, it depends. My preference is to shoot from a tripod, but it isn't always possible. I always take a monopod along to steady my shots.
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