Photographing Trees with a Point and Shoot Camera
|Trees at Lake Jesup Park|
Canon Powershot S100, Joby Gorillapod
|Canon Powershot S100, Joby Gorillapod|
This is how I set up to take the first image above
- The tripod is small, and the legs bend. I put one leg through my belt loop and then bend all the legs until it is small enough not to bother me when walking.
- The "quick release plate" is small enough that I can open my camera's battery/sd card slot with the plate still attached.
- I can set my camera for a 2 second delay so the camera doesn't move while I'm taking the shot.
- It works best if I can set it up a couple feet off the ground. Low-hanging tree branches are perfect.
|Tree at Red Bug Lake|
Handheld, ISO 80